Green VC is pleased to offer its readers with a last-minute discount of 40% to GreenBeat 2010, which will take place at Stanford University on November 3rd and 4th. This event, presented by VentureBeat and SSE Labs of Stanford University, will bring together more than 400 entrepreneurs, utility executives, technology executives, policymakers, and investors to explore the evolution of the smart grid and how the new "Super Grid" is creating business opportunities in autos, energy storage, and renewables.
Speakers at GreenBeat 2010 will include John Doerr (Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers) and Vinod Khosla (Partner, Khosla Ventures). The complete agenda is here and you can view video highlights from GreenBeat 2009.
GreenBeat 2010 will also include an Innovation Competition that will highlight companies in the smart grid sector with cutting-edge business models and technologies. The 10 finalists for this competition are:
- Ecofactor delivers a personalized and automated HVAC demand-response system that allows homeowners to maintain the level of comfort and convenience they’re accustomed to, without changing behavior or sacrificing control. EcoFactor makes DR programs attractive to the consumer, and more effective for utilities, all the while propelling the growth of the smart grid in the residential sector.
- Gridbot creates networked hardware which intelligently manages one of the largest emerging loads on the grid, electric vehicles.
- OpenADR provides a simple interface that facilitates real-time monitoring and control over the HVAC system and other large building loads. Its platform specifically targets peak reduction by helping the end-user implement a custom load-reduction plan that includes reducing lighting, HVAC and plug loads when a demand-response signal is sent from the utility.
- Optimized Energy Networks is a development company specializing in the creation of microgrid projects in a new application of the project finance model.
- PowerMap makes the MyPowerMap meter, which plugs into any outlet in the home and provides consumers with real-time energy consumption information for their home appliances and other electonics.
- Redwood Systems is pioneering a new, unified power and control architecture, purpose-built for the properties of LEDs, to dramatically improve energy efficient lighting. Leveraging technology from networking, Redwood’s solution facilitates unprecedented energy savings and greatly improves overall building performance.
- SmartGridView creates tools which help thinkers make sense of vast amounts of smart-grid information.
- World Infrastructure Technologies creates smart-grid infrastructure visualization software which displays susceptibility and reliability issues in the form of heatmaps and geo-referenced visualizations of equipment.
- Enbala Power Networks allows large energy users like municipal water plants to participate in an electricity management program enables them to provide services to the ISOs and RTOs — the entities responsible for operating electricity systems and markets in deregulated regions, such as Ontario, New York, New England, California, and so on. The goal is to provide better quality and reliability of electricity delivered across the grid.
- The last company, an innovative powerchip developer, will be launching at GreenBeat 2010.
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