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November 30, 2017

Solar MicroGrid Battery Showdown

by @ 11:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, January 17th 2018 
SCV Power and Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society Joint Meeting (PES/IAS) 
Subject: Solar MicroGrid Battery Showdown
– Save the Date! January 17th 2018 on Solar MicroGrid Battery Showdown with Speaker: Joe O’Connor, Author of Off Grid Solar… 
Speaker: Joe O’Connor, Mercedes Benz North America and Author of Off Grid Solar
Time: 6:00 pm: Dinner, registration, and networking; 7:00 pm: Presentations and Questions
Cost: TBD
Location:  TBD 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/events/ 

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October 18, 2017

 Renewables Meet the New Wave of Energy Storage – A Panel Discussion

by @ 5:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, PhotoVoltaics
 

Thursday, November 9, 2017 
SFBAC Power Electronic Society (PELS) and SCV PhotoVoltaic Society (PV) 
Subject: Renewables Meet the New Wave of Energy Storage – A Panel Discussion
– focus on the engineering, business and policy concerns related to the growth of energy storage with the smart grid … 
Speaker: TBD
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking, registration, and refreshments; 6:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html

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September 30, 2017

Advances in Utility Scale PV Plants

by @ 11:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Green energy, PhotoVoltaics
 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 
SCV Photonics Society
Subject: Advances in Utility Scale PV Plants
Speaker: Mahesh Morjaria, Ph.D., First Solar
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, registration, and refreshments; 7:00 pm to 8 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: PARC Research, 3333 Coyote Hill Rd., Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-photovoltaic/about/ 

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August 31, 2017

Integrated Management of Solar Photovoltaic Generation 

by @ 1:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, PhotoVoltaics
 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 
OEB Life Member Affinity Group (LMAG), Power and Energy Society (PES), and SCV PhotoVoltaic Society
Subject: Integrated Management of Solar Photovoltaic Generation 
– Technology advancements and declining costs of solar PV have accelerated the deployment of PV systems by utilities, consumers, and third parties. When connected to the grid in large scale or volume, PV systems can be disruptive … 
Speaker: Dr. Tanguy Hubert, Senior Engineer, Renewables Integration Group, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Palo Alto 
Time: 11:00 am: Registration and networking; 11:30 am: Buffet luncheon; 12:15 pm: Presentation; 1:30 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: $10 includes lunch 
Location: Beeb’s Sports Bar & Grill, 915 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore 
Event Details: http://ieee4life.org/ 

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August 1, 2017

Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop

by @ 1:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Circuits, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Semiconductors
 
ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Berkeley2017The Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop will focus on theradical reduction of power consumption in information processing systems – from devices to systems. This event will feature a mixture of oral and poster presentations. The Workshop will focus on:

* The Systems Benefits of Lower Operating Voltage
* Steep Tunneling Transistors
* Steep Negative-Capacitance Gate Transistors
* Nano-Mechanical Switching
* Magnetic Switching, Magneto-Resistive Drive Current
* 3D-Integration to Save Energy
* Low-Energy Short-Distance Optical Communication
* Electrochemical Switching
* Cryogenic and Superconducting Computing
* New Analog Machines to Solve Digital Problems

The Workshop will be October 19 – 20. For more information, go to e3s-center.org/events/e3s-symposium

 

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July 24, 2017

The SPARTAN Superway Solar-Powered Automated Transportation System

by @ 5:44 pm. Filed under ALL, Green energy, Robotics and Automation, Vehicular Technology
 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 
OEB-SF-SCV Robitics and Automation Society (RAS) and the Vehicular Technology Society (VTS)
Subject: The SPARTAN Superway Solar-Powered Automated Transportation System 
– A presentation and tour at the Spartan Superway Design Center, long-range research initiative, solar powered automated rapid transit ascendant network (“SPARTAN”) systems for urban environments…
Speaker: Burford (Buff) Furman, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, SJSU; Ron Swenson, President, INIST; and Eric Hagstrom, Instructor of SSRIP, SJSU 
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, food, & drinks; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation and tour  
Cost: $3 donation
Location: Spartan Superway Design Center, 128 East St. John Street, San Jose
Event Details: https://www.meetup.com/IEEE-Robotics-and-Automation-Society/events/241982771/ 

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July 11, 2017

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Workshop

by @ 7:27 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Wednesday and Thursday September 6-7, 2017 
SF Power and Energy Society (PES)
Subject: Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Workshop
– future grid with larger renewables in the portfolio mix; concepts, theory and practioner ideas including DER influence on transmission, distribution, protection and energy market operations… Speakers: 19 distinguished speakers, including Michael Picker (CPUC President), and Dr. Damir Novosel (IEEE-PES President) as keynote speakers 
Time: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Cost: Early Bird Cost (Before August 15th): IEEE Members: $300; Non-Members: $400; Students: $25. Registration Cost (After August 15th): IEEE Members: $400; Non-Members: $500; Students: $50 
Location: Milton Marks Conference Center, State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Lower Level, San Francisco 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/46158 

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June 14, 2017

Energy and CleanTech Startup Pitch at Plug and Play

by @ 4:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Green energy
 

Thursday, July 13, 2017 
SCV Young Professionals (YP) and Consumer Electronics Society (CE)
Subject: Energy and CleanTech Startup Pitch at Plug and Play
– startup? Want to know the latest trends in energy and CleanTech? Come see start-ups in Energy and CleanTech pitch to a panel of VCs and Incubators. Meet leaders in the energy and CleanTech industry …
Speakers/ panelists: Steve Jordan, Chair, IEEE Power and Energy Society; Raghuram Madabushi, Director, GE Ventures; Alex Au, CTO, NEXTracker; Drew Baglino, VP of Technology (Energy), Tesla; Jackson Zhang, Principal, Baruch Future Ventures; Edwin Liu, Sr VP, Nexant 
Time: 1:30: Registration; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Presentations / Panel; 6:00 to 7:00 pm: Networking reception 
Cost: IEEE Members: $20; Non-members: $30 Use Promo Code “10-OFF-IEEE” for $10 off.
Location: Plug and Play Sunnyvale, 440 North Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale 
Event Details: https://goo.gl/Vyn7Ge 

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June 13, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS – Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronics Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop

by @ 9:21 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 
CALL FOR PAPERS

Berkeley2017Calling for papers for the Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop. The focus of the papers should be the radical reduction of power consumption in information processing systems – from devices to systems. This event will feature a mixture of oral and poster presentations. The organizing committee invites submission of papers in the following areas:

* The Systems Benefits of Lower Operating Voltage
* Steep Tunneling Transistors
* Steep Negative-Capacitance Gate Transistors
* Nano-Mechanical Switching
* Magnetic Switching, Magneto-Resistive Drive Current
* 3D-Integration to Save Energy
* Low-Energy Short-Distance Optical Communication
* Electrochemical Switching
* Cryogenic and Superconducting Computing
* New Analog Machines to Solve Digital Problems

Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday July 16, 2017. Submit papers to e3s-center.org/events/e3s-symposium/e3s-sym-call.htm

 

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June 8, 2017

Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering

by @ 6:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Green energy
 

SCUSanta Clara University Graduate Engineering 
            Engineering with a Mission

Open University is for those engineers who wish to update their skills or learn new technologies without pursuing a specific degree may enroll in the School of Engineering or you may consider applying to our most recent Certificate in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. The intent is to help equip professionals in Silicon Valley with the knowledge that will help them advance in their present career. To obtain more information please contact Stacey Tinker at stinker@scu.edu or call 408-554-4313.

 

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May 24, 2017

Community Solar and Net Metering Update

by @ 12:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, PhotoVoltaics
 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 
SCV PhotoVoltaic Chapter(PV) 
Subject: Community Solar and Net Metering Update
– SVCE is a community-owned public agency that acquires 100% carbon-free electricity at prices lower than PG&E, rooftop solar customers in select Santa Clara county communities … 
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-photovoltaic/event/2017-06/ 

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April 13, 2017

Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) – A Building Block of Microgrid

by @ 2:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 
OEB – Industry Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) – A Building Block of Microgrid
– interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (DER), can operate in parallel with the grid or in an intentional islanded mode, Solar, wind, fuel cell, and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) … 
Speaker: Dr. Yazhou (Joel) Liu, Ph.D., Power System Engineering Specialist, Eaton 
Time: 5:30 pm: Registration, networking, no-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation continues
Cost: $10 for all 
Location: Eaton Hayward Facility, 20923 Cabot Blvd, Hayward
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/45089 

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April 12, 2017

Advanced Control of Distributed Energy Resources 

by @ 2:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 
SF Power and Energy Society (PES) 
Subject: Advanced Control of Distributed Energy Resources 
– system integration and dynamic performance of modern DERs: solar, wind, storage, and others, contribution to the grid’s reliability and efficiency, and their resilience toward grid faults and disturbances … 
Speaker: Slavko Vasilic, Ph.D. P.E., Technical Expert, Schneider Electric
Time: 11:45 am: Registration, networking, and lunch; 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: IEEE Members: $5, Non Members: $10, Payments to be made in person (cash or check) at the event. 
Location:
California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Avenue, Golden Gate Room, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/45008 

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April 10, 2017

Reinventing America’s Electricity System 

by @ 3:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 
SCV Power and Energy Society / Industrial Applications Society (PES/IAS) 
Subject: Reinventing America’s Electricity System 
– Hear first-hand from the project leader of The Future of Solar and The Future of Natural Gas what tomorrow may look like!… 
Speaker: Dr. Frank O’Sullivan, Director of Research & Analysis, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and dinner; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: MITCNC members: $30, IEEE members: $35, Non members: $45; Use promotion code: IEEE418 on the MIT Site 
Location: PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2017/04/09/reinventing-americas-electricity-system/ 

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March 31, 2017

DER Integration Issues/Opportunities and Potential Solutions

by @ 1:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 
OEB Industry Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: DER Integration Issues/Opportunities and Potential Solutions 
– PV, various power system challenges with intermittent renewables, focusing on the existing radial distribution system design, and pose some potential solutions… 
Speaker: Chase Sun, PE, Grid Integration and Innovation, Principal Engineer, PG&E 
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner; 8:00 pm: Presentation continues; 9:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: Free 
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/44797 
Please make reservations by April 17 by contacting Luis Soria via email: lmsq@pge.com or telephone: (415) 793-7909

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