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Demand Response and Solar Load Balancing - OhmConnect & Extensible Energy
The world is moving towards a decarbonized electricity grid, but the sun doesn't always shine, and the wind doesn't always blow. And sometimes, when the sun is shining so much, we all turn on our A/Cs and demand is greater than supply. During these events, we need to reduce demand to protect the grid and avoid using dirty peaker plants. Elissa Goldner of OhmConnect will discuss how their technology is helping residential customers to respond to these peak events at their homes, getting paid to save money, and collectively avoiding millions of pounds of pollution being released into the air. John Powers will discuss Extensible Energy’s Solar Load Balancing Software, which provides advanced demand-charge management and demand-response capabilities for non-residential solar customers. GIVEAWAY!!!! To help further our efforts as we move into summer and the peak season for peak-demand events, OhmConnect has donated several smart devices for a raffle after the talks. Rules are: 1) Must be in attendance 2) Must be an OhmConnect user before the drawing. Here's my referral link or you can join on your own if you aren't yet a user https://ohm.co/alyrarav Our Schedule 6:00PM - 6:30PM - Dinner and networking 6:35PM - 8:00PM - Intro, Presentations and Q&A 8:00PM - 8:30PM - Further refreshments and networking 8:30PM - 10PM - Continued Conversation & drinks at nearby bar (TBD) -------------------------------------------- Our Speakers Topical Keynote Speaker TBD Elissa Goldner, Senior Software Engineer - http://bit.ly/2sEDamV Elissa Goldner is a software engineer at OhmConnect. She holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, where her research focused on data-driven smart solutions that enable energy efficiency and grid stability. Elissa is an organizer for Data Science for Sustainability, a Bay Area data science meetup with over 3500 members that looks at the broad challenges and the technical details of sustainability projects. John T Powers, Founder & CEO http://bit.ly/2LxIi3b An energy economist and serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in consulting and technology development in energy markets, John has worked in energy efficiency, demand response, and renewables for most of his career. Prior to Extensible Energy, John directed retail energy software markets for ABB. He founded Energy Interactive, a pioneering software company in utility Web applications, including some of the first utility customer engagement software for residential and nonresidential customers. -------------------------------------------- Our Orgs Topical Keynote Org TBD OhmConnect - http://ohmconnect.com/ OhmConnect pays consumers to reduce their energy use when the grid needs it most. We make demand response fun and rewarding through a social, gamified user experience and integrating with the connected home. Extensible Energy - https://extensibleenergy.com/ Extensible Energy develops software for solar, storage, and demand-response applications. Utility-scale and residential solar markets are booming; however, installations on commercial and industrial facilities have grown only slowly ‐ in part, because the avoided cost of electricity in these facilities is lower. That avoided cost is based only on energy charges ‐ but commercial and industrial customers pay up to half their electricity bills on the demand charge. A typical solar installation behind the meter can reduce the customer's net energy usage ‐ but not net demand. -------------------------------------------- JOBS Are you hiring? Approximately 25% of meetup attendees are looking for work in our sector! Post your jobs at http://thecleanweb.org/jobs You won't find a better deal to reach such an engaged audience! Continue the conversation on our Slack workspace (http://bit.ly/JoinCleanWebSlack). Big shout out to Google for sponsoring the venue and food for this event.

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345 Spear St. · San Francisco, CA

$5.00
Respond by: 6/20/2018

What we're about

Cleanweb is about applying tech solutions to resource problems-- in energy, water, waste, transit, food, air, illegal fishing/poaching/whaling and other areas-- by taking advantage of the powerful trends in cheap computing power, mobility, data availability, and social graphs.

WHO
Anyone active in technology, design, entrepreneurship, investment, and/or resource issues should join!
Are you:
• Building cool tech and looking for investment, partners, or customers?
• Interested in working for a company that is doing the above?
• Looking to put money into startups in the trillion dollar resource category?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you should join this meetup.

WHAT
Monthly meetups will be 90 - 120 minutes in length (plus informal socializing time afterwards) showcasing interesting technology approaches to solve specific resource issues. We'll have 1 - 2 presenters showcasing what they've built, measured or expected results, and where they are going with the technology.

WHERE
Our primary monthly meetups will be held in either Oakland/Berkeley or in San Francisco.

WHEN
Right now, we are aiming for the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of each month for our primary meetup with some flexibility moving to the 3rd Wednesday if need be.

WHY
We have seen extreme reductions in cost for computing, for storage, for electricity production from solar and wind, and we have also seen extreme weather events likely linked to climate change, and intense opposition from politicians and the fossil fuel industry. There is no more important time than now to be in this industry.

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