Energy Innovation Virtual Tour: Low-Carbon Solutions for Increased Reliability

About the Event

The California Energy Commission along with Cleantech San Diego and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator are pleased to be hosting a Virtual Innovation Tour to showcase new clean energy technology solutions that can improve the reliability of the electric grid.

California’s electric system is critical to the state’s economic vitality and its residents’ well-being. Today, energy reliability is being challenged as severe weather and other threats to the system increase. To help address these challenges, the California Energy Commission and its partners are advancing new technology innovations that can improve the reliability of the electric grid while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants.

Join us on June 16, 2021 for a series of virtual demonstrations and tours across the state to learn more about the next generation of grid reliability-enhancing technologies including Energy Storage, Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings, Microgrids, Virtual Power Plants, and Vehicle-Grid Integration.

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Agenda

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9:00 AM
9:00 AM
- 9:05 AM

Introduction and Welcome Remarks

Chair David Hochschild shares the CEC’s commitment to advancing clean energy technology innovation while securing reliable energy that we can depend on for California’s communities, residents, and businesses.

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9:05 AM
9:05 AM
- 9:55 AM

Fireside Chat – Keeping the Lights On: Opportunities for Reliability 

In this mainstage session, leaders from the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, and the California Independent Systems Operator will discuss near- and long-term reliability challenges facing California’s electric grid and opportunities to improve reliability through low-carbon approaches.

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9:55 AM
9:55 AM
- 10:15 AM

Perspectives from the Innovation Clusters

In this mainstage session, representatives from Cleantech San Diego and Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator share insights from their work with startup companies developing reliability-focused technologies and how the innovation clusters are supporting clean energy innovation.

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10:15 AM
10:15 AM
- 10:20 AM

Break

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10:20 AM
10:20 AM
- 11:30 AM

Breakout 1: Energy Storage

Energy storage is a critical technology tool for maintaining reliability. While lithium-ion is the dominant technology for energy storage applications, new technologies are emerging that are showing promising results. Explore some of these exciting new advancements and learn how they can help enable a low-carbon, reliable grid.

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10:20 AM
10:20 AM
- 11:30 AM

Breakout 2: Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings

Buildings have the potential to provide significant flexible capacity to maintain grid reliability. In this session, you’ll discover some of the new technology innovations that are helping to unlock this flexible capacity from California’s building stock.

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10:20 AM
10:20 AM
- 11:30 AM

Breakout 3: Microgrids and Virtual Power Plants

Behind-the-meter assets like solar and battery storage can provide another tool for maintaining and increasing grid reliability through applications such as microgrids and virtual power plants. This session will demonstrate new technologies and innovations that enable behind-the-meter assets to contribute to a reliable grid.

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10:20 AM
10:20 AM
- 11:30 AM

Breakout 4: Vehicle to Grid Integration Technology

As electric transportation becomes more prolific across California, electric vehicles and their energy storage capacity could provide another resource to grid operators to maintain reliability. This session will feature new technology solutions that can enable electric vehicles to support the grid while also reducing operating costs for electric vehicle owners.

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11:30 AM
11:30 AM
- 12:00 PM

Networking Session

Join our presenting developers as they answer your questions, discuss opportunities for scale, and learn more about how their technologies can meet our reliability needs.

Secure Your Complimentary Ticket

Pre-registration is required to access the virtual event. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with your unique attendee link. Use this link to login to the event, update your attendee profile, and connect with other attendees in the virtual community.

Have a question or need help? Contact the registration team at 888.993.0302, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT, or via email at EPIC@gladstein.org.

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