Cleantech Group, with the support of Silicon Valley Bank and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, invite industry professionals to the latest in its Power Breakfast series: On the Edge: Innovations for the Grid of the Future.
Successfully running since 2012, the Power Breakfast series is designed to give Bay Area cleantech leaders a platform for open and honest discussions about relevant topics.
With more distributed energy resources and renewable assets coming online every year, grid optimization, load balancing, and advanced data processing have become key areas of innovation. Demand-side management services and virtual power plants are already in place, but monitoring and managing the growing number of distributed assets as part of a greater whole that still includes legacy grid assets presents challenges.
How will we overcome latency issues and increase efficiency at the grid edge? Will we see more energy marketplaces and peer-to-peer energy trading as the answer to DERs on the grid? What will it take to support the growth of companies innovating in this sector?
Join us to as we look to discuss these questions about the grid of the future and more.
July 16, 2019
Breakfast & Networking
Emily FritzeDirector of Strategy & Business Development, Powerhouse
Andrew HoffmanChief Development Officer, Leap
David KingCEO, FogHorn
Aram ShumavonCEO & Co-Founder, Kevala Analytics
Open Discussion & Networking
The Power Breakfast will be located at Silicon Valley Bank’s San Francisco office:
Silicon Valley Bank
505 Howard Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Emily FritzeDirector of Strategy & Business Development, Powerhouse Speaker bio
Emily is Director of Strategy at Powerhouse, a clean energy incubator and seed-stage venture fund in Oakland. Prior to Powerhouse, Fritze served as the Senior Director for Energy & Environment in the Office of Cabinet Affairs in the Obama White House. Previously, she worked as a special advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy. Fritze has also served in federal energy policy roles as an aide in the Office of the Secretary at the US Department of Energy and in the U.S. House of Representatives for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
Andrew HoffmanChief Development Officer, Leap Speaker bio
Andrew has developed over a GW of clean energy – demand response, solar, and storage – over his past 15 years in energy. He leads Market Development at Leap, launching new demand response and grid services markets. Leap’s platform evolves distributed energy resources into grid actors, providing extra income for partners while enabling a resilient and clean grid.
Prior to Leap, Andrew directed strategy and policy at CalCom Energy, a leading US developer of solar and battery storage projects. Before CalCom, he managed the Demand Response team at Pacific Gas & Electric. His team operated over 600 MW of residential and commercial DR, as well as data platforms and services such as Share My Data. Prior, he built and managed DR portfolios throughout North America with EnerNOC. There he developed a variety of innovative DR products: load following & ancillary services for renewable balancing, sub-1 second frequency response, as well as a number of capacity products.
Andrew has served as an expert witness at the California PUC on optimal dispatch of DR resources, as well as on North American capacity markets. He holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and a BA from Dartmouth. A self-professed ‘energy geek,’ Andrew has a solar+storage microgrid at his home and is committed to changing the world of energy to leave his children and future generations a world as vibrant and diverse as the one we enjoy today.
David KingCEO, FogHorn Speaker bio
David C. King is the CEO of FogHorn Systems, the leader in edge intelligence software for Industrial IoT. Prior to joining FogHorn, David co-founded AirTight Networks, Inc., a technology leader in secure cloud-managed Wi-Fi, where he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2004-2015, leading the company through four successful up rounds of venture capital funding. Prior to AirTight, he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Proxim Inc., a pioneer in WLANs and the first publicly traded Wi-Fi company, from 1993-2002.
David led Proxim through a successful IPO in December 1993 and 20x revenue growth as a public company during his tenure as CEO. Before Proxim, David served as Vice President of Marketing and Customer Service for Vitalink Communications Corp., an early leader in wide area networking from December 1990 to November 1992. Prior to Vitalink, he was a senior manager and a practice leader in both the high technology and healthcare practices of McKinsey & Company from 1985 to 1990. In addition to his board positions at AirTight and Proxim, he served on the boards of Netopia, Inc., Cayman Systems and Mobilestar Inc., all pioneering companies in the broadband access and networking industries. David holds an BA in Economics, as well as MBA and JD degrees, all from Harvard University.
Aram ShumavonCEO & Co-Founder, Kevala Analytics
Thank you to our longtime Power Breakfast sponsors, Silicon Valley Bank and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Power Breakfast Sponsors
Silicon Valley Bank is the premier bank for technology, life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine businesses.Read more
Silicon Valley Bank is the premier bank for technology, life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine businesses. Named one of the top financial services company for cleantech companies by the San Francisco Business Times, SVB provides industry knowledge and connections, financing, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide through 28 U.S. offices and six international operations. (Nasdaq: SIVB) www.svb.com. Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and the commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group. Banking services are provided by Silicon Valley Bank, a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. SVB Private Bank is a division of Silicon Valley Bank. SVB Financial Group is also a member of the Federal Reserve System.
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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the leading law firm in the world advising enterprises devoted to development of energy and clean technologies and projects. We represent a dynamic client base that includes more than 300 emerging companies seeking to be tomorrow’s energy and resources leaders, mature energy technology and project development companies, and major public companies developing winning strategies in energy and clean technologies. We offer the energy and clean tech industry unmatched experience gained in representing high tech companies in all phases of their growth cycle. For more information, visit www.wsgr.com
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