Past Event

EVs + Smart Grid

Thu, Jan 13 2011 - 9:00am

People Power: Rethinking Electricity

Dian Grueneich, Former Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Mark Duvall, Director of Electric Transportation and Energy Storage, Electric Power Research Institute
Ted Howes, Partner, IDEO

How will electric utilities adapt to a world of distributed generation and choice among formerly captive customers? Will utilities become a combination of eBay and UPS, shuttling electrons between many buyers and sellers? How will electric vehicles, renewables and smart meters fit into the equation? What policy and infrastructure changes will be required for mass adoption of electric vehicles? Join a conversation with leading lights rethinking the way California generates and uses electricity. Time: 9-10 a.m. program
 
Networking Break, Featuring Local and Sustainable Fare. Time: 10-10:30 a.m.
 
Horsepower: Accelerating EVs into the Fast Lane

Anthony Eggert, Commissioner, California Energy Commission, Transportation Lead
Diane Wittenberg, Executive Director, California EV Strategic Plan
Diarmuid O'Connell, Vice President of Business Development, Tesla Motors
Marc Geller, Co-founder, Plug-In America

Will California’s new strategic plan for electric vehicles really boost deployment of enabling technology and EV sales? Have we seen this movie before? What does California need to do to be the capital of the U.S. auto industry 2.0? Is the end game for California startups to be bought by Asian manufacturers? Who’s going to win in the recharging and infrastructure space? Join us for a conversation on putting the pedal to the metal in the race to lead personal mobility in the 21st century. Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. program

Location: SF Club Office
Cost: $45 members, $65 non-members. This price includes all morning sessions.

Also know: The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.