Silicon Valley Energy Storage Symposium and Technology Showcase to Take Place on January 20 (Discount Available)

On January 20, 2010, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network will present the Silicon Valley Energy Storage Symposium and Technology Showcase.  This symposium is intended to bring together key participants – from the public and private sectors, and from the academic and research communities – to engage in a discussion of the future of energy storage. It will be an opportunity for small and big businesses and researchers to showcase their work in the energy storage space. 

The program will feature a keynote address by Brad Roberts who serves as Power Quality Systems Director for S&C Electric Company and Executive Director of the Electricity Storage Association (ESA).  In addition, there will be a panel featuring:

  • Dan Rastler – Program Manager, Energy Storage and Distributed Generation, EPRI
  • Hal La Flash, Director, Emerging Clean Technology Policy, PG&E
  • Janice Lin – Director, California Energy Storage Alliance
  • Melinda Richter, Executive Director, San Jose Environmental Business Cluster
  • Tom Stepien, Chief Operating Officer, Primus Power
  • David MacMillan, President and Co-Founder, Megawatt Storage Farms
  • Sylvia Burks, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Kelsey Lynn (Moderator) – Principal, Firelake Capital Management

The program will take place from 8:45 am - 12:30 pm at AMD Commons Auditorium, 991 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale, CA (map). Thanks to our friends at Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, readers of Green VC can receive a $20 discount from the standard registration price for this event.  To receive the discount, please use code "energy_partner" (without the quotes) when registering online.  For more information:

“Energy Storage: Enhancing the Value of Renewables” to Take Place on May 6 (Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech Conference Series)

"Energy Storage: Enhancing the Value of Renewables" is the third program in the Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech Conference Series and will take place on May 6 from noon - 7:00 pm at the Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720.  The program schedule will be:

Noon - 1:00pm — Registrration
1:00 – 1:20pm — Welcoming remarks
1:20 - 2:50pm — Policy Panel
2:50 - 3:15pm — Networking break
3:15 – 4:45pm — Technology Panel
4:45 - 5:10pm — Guest Speaker: Michael Liebreich, Chairman & CEO of New Energy Finance
5:10 - 6:00pm — Closing Keynote: Commissioner Jeff Byron, California Energy Commission
6:00 – 7:00pm – Wine and Cheese Reception

Panelists and moderators will include:

  • Annabelle Louie (Emerging Clean Technology Policy, PG&E)
  • Ed Cazalet (VP, Megawatt Storage Farms)
  • Sven Thesen (Communication & Technology, Better Place)
  • Nick Hodson (Partner, McKinsey & Co)
  • Eric Wesoff (Senior Analyst, Greentech Media)
  • Andrew Wang (Senior Development Manager, Solar Reserve)
  • Haresh Kamath (Senior Project Manager, EPRI)
  • Craig Horne (CEO, EnerVault)
  • Mohit Singh (Director of Technology, Seeo)
  • Marianne Wu (Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures)
  • Nadeem Sheikh (Manager, McKinsey & Co)
  • Pramod Kulkarni (California Energy Commission)

Additional information and online registration is available here.

SVASE to Present “How New Battery & PVC Technologies Will Turbocharge Energy, Autos” on September 18


On September 18, the CleanTech BIG (Business Interface Group) of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) will present a program entitled How New Battery & PVC Technologies Will Turbocharge Energy, Autos featuring the following panelists:

This program will be held from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304.  The advance registration cost for the program is $20 for SVASE members and $49 for non-members.  The price is an additional $10 if you register at the door.  For more information:

Astia and SDForum to Present Panel on Energy Storage on July 29 (2008 Clean Tech Breakfast Series)

On July 29, Astia and  SDForum will present the fourth program in the 2008 Clean Tech Breakfast Series.  This program is entitled "Energy Storage" and will feature a panel that will provide insights into current and potentially new energy storage technologies.  Questions that will be discussed in this program include:

  • What are the pros and cons of a national (or state) electrical storage system much like the national Petroleum Reserve?
  • What programs are developing for the storage of solar and wind power?
  • Would an electric power storage system help to stabilize electricity markets?
  • Would an emphasis on energy storage make renewable energy more economically viable and more widely used?

The panelists for this program are:

  • Jim Kim – Senior Partner, CMEA Ventures
  • Scott McGaraghan – Director of Business Development, EnerNOC
  • Sven Strohband – Partner, MDV
  • Rick Winter – VP Engineering, DEEYA Energy
  • Seth Zimring – Energy Procurement, PG&E
  • James Chapman – Partner, Nixon Peabody (moderator)

This event will take place from 8:00 am – 10:00 am at AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), 991 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94085.  The cost for SDForum members is $25 and $30 for non-members.  Further program information and registration can be found here

The schedule for future programs in the 2008 Clean Tech Breakfast Series is:

For more information: