NEW YORK.- Clean Energy Connections launches its 2014 season with The Expansion of Distributed Solar PV in the Age of the Grid Edge. For this year’s series, Solar 1 and NYC ACRE are proud to announce a partnership with Greentech Media for content development and industry outreach. The first event will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, 44 Charlton Street, New York.
The Clean Energy Connections discussion series brings together clean energy industry professionals, policymakers, investors, and researchers. Each event is a forum to share best practices and explore emerging technology, markets and policy. The theme of the 2014 season is the grid edge: the setting for the ongoing transformation of the electric grid. As new distributed energy generation is integrated into business and regulatory models in the power sector, a stable transition to a next-generation electricity system depends on coordinating all aspects of grid modernization.
The four events in 2014 will highlight each layer of this transition, from physical assets to data analytics:
- The Expansion of Distributed PV in the Age of the Grid Edge, Tuesday, March 4, 2014
- The Age of Intelligent Storage: Distributed Systems, Smart Software and Control Systems, Wednesday, May 14, 2014
- The Future of Building Energy Management Systems at the Grid Edge, Wednesday, September 24, 2014
- Grid Edge Analytics: Advances in Big Data, Intelligent Software and Analytics Behind the Meter, Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The Expansion of Distributed PV in the Age of the Grid Edge will address the impacts on grid infrastructure and industry stakeholders from the rapid growth of PV (photo voltaics). According to GTM Research, more distributed solar has been deployed in the past 2.5 years than in the 50 years prior, and they are forecasting another doubling over the next 2.5 years. The new technology and policy necessary to integrate increasing levels of customer-generated power will fuel the discussion between industry leaders:
Rick Thompson, President and Co-Founder, Greentech Media
Ben Kellison, Senior Grid Analyst, GTM Research
Shaun Chapman, Director, Policy and Electricity, SolarCity
Stacey Hughes, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, SunLight General Capital
Naimish Patel, Chief Executive Officer, GridCo Systems
The event is open to the public. General admission is $25, and student admission is $10. Advanced registration is required at www.cleanecnyc.org. Greentech Media will stream the event live at www.greentechmedia.com.
Clean Energy Connections provides an expert forum to share successful practices and collaborate on new ideas. Clean Energy Connections is sponsored by NYSERDA, and Con Edison’s Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs.
Solar One is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing energy and environmental awareness, and inspiring action through public education and cultural programming. Solar One is the Downstate contractor for NYSERDA’s Economic Development Growth Extension, covering New York City, Westchester, and Long Island.
The New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Resilient Economy (NYC ACRE) helps grow clean technology and renewable energy companies in New York City, advancing the city as a role model for a low carbon future. NYC ACRE is seeded by a four year, $1.5 million grant from the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) to NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Aimed at assisting entrepreneurs and innovative, scalable start-ups that are providing solutions to climate and energy issues, the initiative focuses on growing the cleantech/renewable energy sector and creating technology jobs in New York City. For more information, visit www.nycacre.com.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975. To learn more about NYSERDA’s programs and funding opportunities, visit http://nyserda.ny.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram.
Greentech Media (GTM) produces industry-leading news, research, and conferences in the business-to-business greentech market. Our coverage areas include solar, grid modernization, energy efficiency, and other non-incumbent energy markets. GTM Research, the research arm of the company, produces competitive intelligence reports and data subscriptions. Using our extensive network and in-depth analysis, GTM hosts conferences for in-person networking and deal-making. GTM has operations in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. For more information, visit greentechmedia.com or follow us on Twitter: @greentechmedia.
Clean Energy Connections Sponsors
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