Trending Now - Energy Storage II: Policy, Business Model, and Control

TimeSat, April 28, 12:00pm
Venue: 250 West Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA 95134
Registration: https://eng2018_2.eventbrite.com

 

This is the second of a series seminar on Energy Storage. In this seminar, speakers will talk energy storage from policy, software control, and business model. CIE Power & Energy Technical group teams up with three other organizations to host this seminar.

 

In mid-May California broke a record on one day with 67% of its power being generated by renewable sources of electricity on the portion of the grid controlled by the CAISO. While this is a major achievement, sustaining this level of renewable power generation from a variety of sources is a challenge. Energy storage is now emerging as an essential electric utility resource to effectively enable higher penetration levels of variable renewable generation resources.  In California, in response to RPS mandates for increased renewable penetration, Assembly Bill 2514, in conjunction with CPUC rulings, has called for 1.3 GW of flexible energy storage to be incorporated into the energy mix by the three California IOUs during the next few years. 

 

Speakers:

          Fan Dai, Ph.D., Special Advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown;

          Vic Shao, Founder and CEO of ENGIE Storage, formerly GreenCharge;

          TBD

 

Date: April 28, 2018, Saturday

Time:

          12pm – 1pm: registration, lunch, & networking;

          1pm – 3pm: Talks from speakers;

          3pm – 4pm: Panel discussion;

 

Venue: 250 West Tasman Dr, San Jose, CA, 95134

 

Host organization:

North America Chinese Power Professional Association (NACPPA);

US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC);

Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE)

Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE) – North American Chapter 

 

Fan Dai, Ph.D., Special Advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown;

Fan Dai, Ph.D., has been appointed as special advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr since March 2017. Dr. Dai advises the Governor on China and overseas State of California’s China portfolio, include bilateral relationships, public policy, innovations, trade and investment.

Dr. Dai executed the Governor’s trip to China in June 2017, resulted in successful meetings with President Xi Jinping and other Chinese Senior Leaders, as well as the new era of California-China Clean Energy Partnership consists of a U.S.-China Climate Institute, a network of CA-China Clean-tech Innovation centers, and a consortium of California-China Clean Energy Funds.

Before joining the Governor’s Office, Dr. Dai was the Climate Change Adviser to Secretary of California Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Secretary, and the Specialist on International Relationship and Business at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development since 2014. She is a graduate of Berkeley Law, University of California, and holds a doctoral degree on Environmental Policy and Economics from State University of New York.

 

Vic Shao, Founder and CEO of ENGIE Storage, formerly GreenCharge

Vic Shao is the founder and Chairman of ENGIE Storage formerly Green Charge. Over the course of nine years, Vic grew the company from an idea all the way to successful acquisition in April, 2016 by ENGIE, the largest independent power producer in the world. Prior to Green Charge, Vic held management positions at various enterprise cloud computing companies, including Oracle. Vic holds an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and an engineering degree from the University of Virginia. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About North America Chinese Power Professional Association (NACPPA): The North American Chinese Power Professional Association (NACPPA) is a non-profit organization serving Chinese electric power professionals in the North America. We provide networking and professional training opportunities to power professionals in power utilities, regulators and vendors. We also bridge business entities with potential customers in industrial, academic, consulting and other organizations. NACPPA has four local chapters at Bay Area, South California, Texas and Northeast. More information can be found at NACPPA website, http://www.nacppa.org

 

About the US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC): UCGEC is a non-profit organization headquartered in the Silicon Valley, California. Its mission is to promote and strengthen U.S. and China collaboration in Green Energy by facilitating high impact clean-tech collaborative initiatives and projects between the U.S. and China and serving as a platform for the integration of policy, business, investment, and R&D projects for the two countries. The UCGEC includes six Task Forces such as Smart Grid, Green Building and Eco-City, Renewable Energy, Green IT, Clean Transportation,and Green Investment. Each task force is co-lead by the top business leaders and senior experts in this field in both US and China. More information about UCGEC can be found at http://www.ucgec.org/.

 

 

About Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE): CIE is the oldest and most prestigious Chinese-American engineers association in the U.S. It was founded in 1917 in New York by a group of Chinese engineers and engineering students then studying and training in the U.S. Currently CIE has 7 chapters in the US; San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is one of them. CIE/USA also sponsors two large scale engineering conferences, held bi-annually since 1966 in Taipei and 1993 in Beijing. Starting in 2002, CIE hosts the Asian-American Engineer of the Year Award as part of the National Engineering Week activity. CIE-SF chapter holds many seminars, symposium, soft skill trainings, and annual conference, each year. More information about CIE-SF and our recent events can be found at our website, http://cie-sf.org/

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Soft-Skill VII Building Up Grit and Conflict Resolution Skills

TimeSun, April 29, 1:30pm
Venue: Cadence Auditorium Building 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
Registrationhttps://ciesf2018sk7.eventbrite.com

Discussion Topics:

  • Define Grit and why it is critical for success
  • How to develop Grit and apply to the workplace
  • Understand the 5 approaches for conflict resolution
  • Role play to put these skills into practice

Speaker:
Elaine Kung, Board of Directors, VP of HR, Advisor to Young Professionals, CIE-DFW Chapter
AT&T Product Marketing Director (retired)

Elaine Kung came from a very poor family, living on the edge, 30+ years later, living the American dream.  Her family immigrated from Hong Kong to Maryland as refugees in 1980.  Elaine met her husband Dominic at Cornell University where she earned her B.S. in Electrical & Materials Science Engineering.  AT&T sponsored Elaine for M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Princeton.  Elaine started with Bell Laboratories, then advanced through various technical and business leadership roles, retired from her 33 years of rewarding career as the Product Marketing Director for Software Defined Network.

Elaine was recognized by such awards as the WOC (Women of Color) STEM Career Achievement Industry Award, Successful Women in Business, Most On-Fire Manager.  Elaine and Dominic have been happily married since 1986.  AT&T relocated them from NJ to Dallas in 2013, they retired and moved to San Diego in January 2018.  They have two grown children: Grace, Christopher and his wife Charlene, they are all working in CA.

During the 4.5 years in Dallas, Elaine took on active leadership roles in the CIE/USA-DFW chapter as a Board member, VP of HR, speaker, workshop leader and mentor.  In addition, Elaine and Dominic have been serving for non-profit entities in roles such as speaker, advisor, mentor, teacher, deacon, board member and chair, church elder, and for children / youth / family / women / workplace / refugees / Stephen ministries, universities, organizations and STEM in the States and in Asia.  Elaine is frequently invited to speak on leadership, career development, marriage, parenting, and various life skills for all ages. 

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1/27 Energy Storage - Technology, Policy, Applications and Investment

Time: Sat., Jan 27, 12:00pm - 16:00pm
Venue: Huawei office, 2330 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, CA
Registrationhttps://ciesf2018es1.eventbrite.com

In mid-May, California broke a record on one day with 67% of its power being generated by renewable sources of electricity on the portion of the grid controlled by the CAISO. While this is a major achievement, sustaining this level of renewable power generation from a variety of sources is a challenge. Energy storage is now emerging as an essential electric utility resource to effectively enable higher penetration levels of variable renewable generation resources.  In California, in response to RPS mandates for increased renewable penetration, Assembly Bill 2514, in conjunction with CPUC rulings, has called for 1.3 GW of flexible energy storage to be incorporated into the energy mix by the three California IOUs during the next few years. CIE team up with two other organizations to present a seminar on Energy Storage. The four speakers will talk about energy storage from the viewpoint of policy maker, investor, researcher, and government project manager.

Host organizations:
North America Chinese Power Professional Association (NACPPA);
US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC);
Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE);
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Speakers:

Jason Xu, Ph.D., Partner, Sycamore Venture; <PDF>

Haresh Kamath, Battery Storage Group Director, Electric Power Research Institute; <PDF>

Mike Gravely, Deputy Division Chief of the Energy Research and Development Division, California Energy Commission <PDF>

 

Date: January 27, 2018, Saturday

Time:

          12pm – 1pm: registration, lunch, & networking;

          1pm – 3pm: Talks from speakers;

          3pm – 4pm: Panel discussion;

 

Venue: Huawei, Building A, 2330 Central Expy, Santa Clara, CA 95050

 

Host organization:

North America Chinese Power Professional Association (NACPPA);

US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC);

Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE)

Santa Clara Valley IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies (IEEE)

 

 

Jason Xu, Ph.D., Sycamore Ventures North American venture partner, Sycamore Asia partner

 Talk Title: Energy storage – from investment perspective. Case study (Amber Kinetics)

Abstract: Amber Kinetics, a flywheel based energy storage start up, is one of the investment which Dr. Xu manages. Dr. Xu will use Amber Kinetics and his technology as a case study to talk about energy storage from investment perspective.

 Bio: Dr. Xu has 25 year management experience in business development, marketing/sales, manufacturing/operation, and product development both in US and China; in industries such as clean-tech & renewable energy, semiconductor, medical devices, wearable health devices and consumer products. Successful investment deals include Amber Kinectics Inc,Intraminds,and several others.  He is also a Senior advisor for UstarX, HNBC incubator, Makerehome, and Xian Jiaotong Incubator.  Dr.Xu graduated from Xian ChiaoTung University, a Ph.D degree in mechanical engineering from University of Minnesota. 

Haresh Kamath, Sr. Program Manager, Distributed Energy Resources, Electric Power Research Institute

 Talk Abstract: The deployment of grid-scale energy storage projects is rapidly accelerating, driven by improvements in technology, reductions in cost, and regulatory and policy incentives. In the near future, grid-scale storage is likely to find regular use for enhancing grid reliability and resiliency, as well as aiding in the integration of renewable energy technology.  The success of storage is dependent on the industry addressing some of the continuing gaps in storage implementation.  This presentation will focus on the methodologies for understanding and accounting for the benefits and costs of energy storage in specific applications.

 Bio: Haresh Kamath is Senior Program Manager for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), managing the Institute’s research into the development, assessment, and application of energy storage technologies for grid storage applications as well as the implementation and integration of storage, distributed generation, smart inverters, microgrids, and other distributed resources into the grid.

Kamath joined EPRI in 2002 as a project engineer in energy storage and distributed generation. He was an author for the first edition of the EPRI-DOE Handbook of Energy Storage and served on the board of directors of the Energy Storage Association from 2005 to 2013.  After taking the role of Program Manager in 2011, Kamath took steps to create the EPRI Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC), a technical forum to facilitate the deployment and use of utility-scale energy storage systems.

Before joining EPRI, Kamath worked at Lockheed Martin Space Systems as a product engineer responsible for spacecraft batteries. He also served as an applications engineering and business development manager at a startup energy storage company.

Kamath received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Stanford University.

 

Mike Gravely, Deputy Division Chief of the Energy Research and Development Division
California Energy Commission

 Bio: Mike Gravely is the Deputy Division Chief of the Energy Research and Development Division at the California Energy Commission.  The Division manages over $150 million annually in new energy related research and development projects.  His efforts support the energy research and development needs of the state in a variety of areas that include:  expanding energy efficiency and demand response, integrating renewables, evaluating new advanced generation systems, implementing the California Smart Grid, guiding energy related environmental research, assessing future energy storage needs, and demonstrating energy smart sustainable communities.

Prior to his current position, he was the Manager of the Energy Systems Research Office at the Energy Commission where he managed over $200 million in active energy related research and development projects in a variety of technical areas that include:  Smart Grid, Renewable Grid Integration, Microgrid implementation, Transmission, Distribution, Demand Response, Energy Storage, Distributed Energy Resources, Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), and Sustainable Communities.

Mike has over 30 years of engineering and integration experience in the energy, aerospace and communications fields.  Prior to the Energy Commission, Mike served in executive positions in the Federal Government and private industry including managing research, testing and fielding of distributed generation and energy storage systems for the Department of Defense, addressing the challenges of a start up energy storage company and overseeing a staffing and training company that specialized in serving the utility industry.  Mike Gravely has a BSEE from the Virginia Military Institute and an MSEE from California State University at Sacramento.

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