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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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SunSpec Alliance Annual Members Meeting
San Francisco
Parc 55 Hilton Hotel 

The SunSpec Alliance is proud to host its annual Members Meeting on March 15th in San Francisco at the Parc 55 Hilton Hotel. The event will feature member work sessions, SunSpec Workgroup updates, plus speakers at the cutting edge of smart grid integration and distributed energy application market development.

Speaker Announcement Update:

  • Kevin Joyce, SolarCity
  • Beth Reid, Olivine, Inc.
  • Jay Johnson, Sandia National Laboratories
  • William Colavecchio, Underwriters Laboratories
  • Andrew Miller,  1Energy, Inc.
  • Andy Walker, National Renewable Energy Laboratories
  • Skip Dise, Clean Power Research
  • James Pagonis, Powerhub

Current Agenda

 7:30      Registration and Continental Breakfast

 8:00    SunSpec Alliance Members Meeting  

  • State of the Alliance
  • 2016 action plan and roadmap
  • Board business

9:00     Member Services Discussion

  • Website
  • Certification
  • Outreach
  • Workgroup updates

9:30     Coffee Break

10:00    Industry Challenges and SunSpec Initiative Working Sessions

Breakout sessions with facilitated brainstorming.  Groups will discuss problem statement, current environment, market opportunities, and SunSpec engagement strategy. Suggested breakout sessions are identified below:

  • DER Application-Level Data Exchange
  • DER Grid Integration and Coordination with Grid Codes Around the World
  • DER Communications Protocols (e.g. IEEE 2030.5, DNP3, Modbus, CAN Bus, IEC 61850)
  • DER Communication Hardware (e.g. Communication & Control Modules and Interfaces, PV Module-Level Signaling)

11:45    Lunch and Networking Break

1:00      Member Case Studies Related To Break-Out Topics

  • Kevin Joyce, SolarCity
  • Beth Reid, Olivine, Inc.
  • Jay Johnson, Sandia National Laboratories
  • William Colavecchio, Underwriters Laboratories
  • Andrew Miller, 1Energy, Inc.
  • Skip Dise, Clean Power Research
  • James Pagonis, Powerhub

2:30      Summary and Action Plan

2:50      SunSpec 2016 Awards Ceremony and SunSpec Members Meeting Close

3:00      Coffee and Networking Break   

3:30      2016 PV O&M Collaborative Kick Off Featuring NREL

  • Introduction
  • Program Overview – Andy Walker, NREL
  • Project Problem Statements; Project Definitions; Gap Analysis and Actions
  • Requirements Gathering and Feedback Input Session
  • Panel Discussion and Wrap Up

5:30      Networking Reception (refreshments and drinks)

7:00      Adjourn

Register Now, Here!

The SunSpec team is interested in proposals for member work sessions topics, speakers and case study presentations of SunSpec technology application in smart energy and storage applications; please submit proposals by email to .

The all-day Members Meeting will provide attendees with opportunities to learn and share more about the SunSpec ecosystem with likely topics on Solar plus storage, DER communications, DER application development, asset life cycle management and data portability. Again this year we will host an industry networking reception at the end of the Members meeting.

The Annual members Meeting is open to SunSpec members in good standing; registration details and more about the upcoming Members Meeting will be available on the shortly.

Sponsorship opportunities available for Sessions, Breaks and the Reception. Please contact  if you are interested in sponsoring this event.

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