Gridvolution: SunSpec Solar and Storage Finance Summit

A Global Climate Action Summit Affiliated Event by SunSpec Alliance

Date:

September 12, 2018

Location:

Hilton Garden Inn, Cupertino
10741 North Wolfe Road
Cupertino, CA 95014

Description:

Gridvolution by SunSpec Alliance gives voice to distributed energy resource (DER) stakeholders working to digitize information and interoperability of energy assets.  This platform for the “electricity grid in evolution” brings together those creating our digital energy reality with standardized data communications touching every aspect of residential, commercial, and industrial solar and energy storage.

Gridvolution, a Global Climate Action Summit affiliated event, showcases high level stakeholders shaping the digital energy DER ecosystem.  Senior executives will address opportunities in four major sectors of the digital energy grid, then weave them together as leaders envision the future taking shape in California today:

  • 8:00 AM: Registration, Coffee & Networking
  • 9:15 AM: Welcoming Remarks, Thomas Tansy, Chair, SunSpec Alliance
  • 9:20 AM: Streamlining Financial Market Availability of DER Assets through Orange Button
    • Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection, Salesforce.com
    • Jon Previtali, Director of Technology & Technical Services, Wells Fargo
    • Michelle Savage, Vice President or Communications, XBRL US
    • David Sykes, Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP
  • 10:00 AM: Break
  • 10:15 AM: Writing Code, Establishing the Orange Button Developer Community
    • Jonathan Xia, Applications Team Lead, kWh Analytics
    • Jan Rippingale, CTO, Blue Banyan Solutions
    • Jessie Deot, Lead Engineer, SunSpec Alliance
    • Orange Button Platform Demo by kWh Analytics
  • 11:15 AM: Building the Digital Grid – CA Rule 21 and Interoperability
    • Bob Fox, Head Engineer, SunSpec Alliance
    • Poormehr Honarmand, Director of Product Management, Sunrun
    • Justin Regnier, Senior Utilities Engineer, Grid Planning & Reliability, California Public Utilities Commission
    • Alan Saunders, Vice President, Sales and Business Development at Clean Power Research
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch Provided & Networking
  • 1:00 PM: Addressing Safety Mandates – Communication Interoperability Solutions for NEC 2017 Rapid Shutdown Compliance
    • Zvi Alon, Chairman and CEO, Tigo Energy
    • Clark Cogan, Product Manager – Data, Communications & Services, Solar Energy,  Fronius USA
    • Hannes Knopf, Head of Business and Portfolio Strategy, SMA Solar Technology AG
    • Ralf Muenster, Director of CTO Office, Texas Instruments
  • 2:00 PM: Break
  • 2:15 PM: Cyber Security – Ensuring DER Systems on the Grid are Secure
    • Jay Johnson, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    • Max Pala, Principal Security Architect, CableLabs
    • Candace Suh-Lee, Principal Technical Leader – Cyber Security, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    • Alfred Tom, CEO, Wivity Inc.
  • 3:15 pm: Gridvolution – Bringing Digital Energy to Life: An Interactive Exercise to Envision the Future of Energy 
  • 4:00 PM: Networking Hour with Drinks and Light Snacks
  • 5:00 PM: CLOSE

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