The Future of the Grid May 24th 6-9pm

  • 24 May 2017
  • Start time : 06:00 PM
  • End time : 09:00 PM
  • Event Host : Women in Cleantech & Sustainability
  • Event Location : Nordic Innovation House, 470 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, United States
The Future of the Grid May 24th 6-9pm
Event Description

The energy industry is dramatically changing!

In the face of expanding customer expectations, as today we use more electronic devices than ever, the demand for power continues to grow rapidly. With the increasing environmental regulation, and new technology, the traditional approach of building new power plants to meet energy demand can no longer be the only option. We must find ways to improve our service and meet our customers’ energy needs in a smart, lower-carbon way. Renewable generation and energy efficiency must, and will, play a larger role.

The smart grid is the evolution of our current electrical grid, and it’s goal is to optimize the conservation and delivery of power as well as finding more renewal source of power. All told, the smart grid promises to increase the efficiency of today’s system.

The "grid" refers to electric power infrastructure. Smart grid is the application of information technology, tools and techniques that can make the grid run more efficiently. The current electric grid is highly inefficient and very much in need of modernization.

The current electrical system is decades old and dependent upon equipment that is approaching the end of its usable life. Smart grid updates this infrastructure, ensuring that safety standards continue to be met, that power is delivered consistently, and that the system is managed efficiently.

Join our experts to learn more about "how the power grid operates"!!

Learn about generation, transmission, and distribution, and see how various factors affect the reliability and pricing of electricity.

Explore the way seasonal 3-tiered and hourly "time of use" pricing plans compare to traditional constant price plans. Hear from experts - What is the Smart Grid and how it will enable Self-healing from power disturbance events, support active participation by consumers in demand response and offer resilience against physical and cyber attacks?

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Women in Cleantech & Sustainability
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Dr Stéphanie Jumel
      Energy Services Program Director

      Larissa Koehler
      Senior Attorney, US Climate and Energy Program
      Environmental Defense Fund

      Can Anbarlilar
      Manager, PG&E

      Norbert Wank EE, MBA
      Founder & CEO

      Jan Pepper
      Peninsula Clean Energy
      City of Los Altos Council Member

      Elise Benoit
      Marketing Director
      AutoGrid Systems
  • Cost
    • General Admission: $35.00
      Student: $12.50
  • Event type
    • Panel Discussion

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