2014 Member’s Meeting Agenda Published

Wednesday February 5, 2014

SunSpec Alliance Showcase and Networking Event

4:00 Event starts

  • Open to SunSpec members & invited guests from SPG 2014
  • SunSpec members may have table top display
  • Hors d’Oerves & open wine/beer bar

7:00 Event ends

Thursday February 6, 2014

SunSpec Alliance Annual Member Meeting

Setting Standards & Getting Ready for Plug ‘n Play

8:00    Registration

9:00    Welcome and Opening remarks

  • Plug ‘n Play: technologies to expand the Distributed Energy market – Tom Tansy, SunSpec
  • Leadership update – John Nunneley, SunSpec

9:30  SunSpec Roadmap

  • Tom Tansy & John Nunneley, SunSpec

9:45    Hawaii Experience: Roundtable discussion of SunSpec Inverter Control field trial

  • Tom Herbst, Silver Spring Networks (invited)
  • Sebastian Hassel, Fronius (invited)
  • Leon Roose, Manager, Systems Integration, Hawaiian Electric Company (invited)

10:15  Coffee Break

10:30  California Rule 21 From Various Perspectives

  • SunSpec CTO view – John Nunneley, SunSpec
  • Regulator’s perspective – Jamie Ormond, Analyst, CPUC (invited)
  • Utility’s perspective – Josh Gerber, Smart Grid Manager, SDG&E (invited)
  • Moderated round table discussion with SunSpec members

11:30  SunSpec Inverter Control Initiative

  • SunSpec Inverter Control Specification status – Tom Tansy, SunSpec
  • Inverter control test tool overview – Bob Fox, Loggerware (invited)
  • SunSpec inverter control test tool demo – Jay Johnson, Sandia (invited)

12:30  Lunch

1:30  Investing in Distributed Energy

  • Mike Eckhart, Citibank (invited)

1:50  Solar Access to Public Capital Initiative

  • Mike Mendelsohn, NREL (invited)

2:10  SunSpec’s role in Distributed Energy Finance

  • SunSpec Finance Initiative presentation– Tom Tansy, SunSpec
  • oSPARC demonstration – Tom Tansy, SunSpec

2:30  Coffee Break

3:00  Investor Requirements and Best Practices for Lifecycle Asset Management

  • TJ Keating, SunSpec

3:20  SunSpec outreach program

  • Laura Benjamin, SunSpec

3:30  Technical Deep Dive – John Nunneley, SunSpec

  • Inverter Control device model development
  • Inverter Control application control model development
  • Plant model development
  • Certification testing
  • oSPARC application integration
  • Security integration

4:00  Implementing SunSpec standards: round table to discuss field experiences

  • Fronius, SMA, Solectria, Silver Spring, SolarCity, SunEdison, SolarEdge, Schneider, Danfoss, Mersen, Outback, Power-One, Schneider, Powerdash, Campbell (invited)

4:45 Microgrid Opportunities and Innovation

  • Byron Washom, UCSD (invited)

5:00  Closing Remarks

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