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Friday, July 28 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Clean Tech: Distributed Energy Systems LIMITED

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Continuing the Transition Towards a Distributed Energy System. What will it take to get there? From philosophical to technical to practical application, our panelists will discuss the current state of the market, policy hurdles, complex modeling systems, funding challenges and more. Which markets are seeing more growth – microgrids or larger grids? Domestic or international? Will grid defection in communities drive policy change? How do modeling systems inform decision-making? Are VC’s investing in grid technologies? What opportunities are there for innovation and entrepreneurship?


Moderators
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Jennifer Ramsey

Project Leader, NREL's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
Jennifer has 20 years of diverse and comprehensive experience in progressive roles within the defense and energy industries. Over the past few years, she's had the opportunity to support the clean energy ecosystem through programs that connect entrepreneurs with a wide range of resources that includes education, mentorship, accelerator and incubator programs, and the investment community. Currently, Jennifer works in the Innovation... Read More →

Speakers
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Steve Drouilhet

President & CEO, Sustainable Power Systems, Inc.
Steve Drouilhet is an internationally recognized expert in renewable energy microgrid design.  Steve is a creative and innovative systems designer, well versed in electrical, mechanical, and controls engineering disciplines.  He holds engineering degrees from Brown University, the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, and the University of California at Berkeley... Read More →
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Vahan Gevorgian

Chief Engineer, NREL
Vahan joined NREL in October 1994 and has served many roles over the years. He is currently working with Transmission and Grid Integration group focused on renewable energy impacts on transmission and interconnection issues and dynamic modeling of variable generation systems. He... Read More →
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Peter Lilienthal, Ph.D.

CEO, Homer Energy
Dr. Peter Lilienthal is the original developer of the HOMER® software and founded HOMER Energy in 2009 to enhance and commercialize the software. He has a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.  Peter has been active in the field of renewable and distributed energy and energy efficiency since 1978. Before founding HOMER Energy, he was president of Green Island Power, which provided analytical services for renewable and distributed power projects. From 1990-2007 he was Senior Economist with the International Programs Office at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. His experience has included project development of distributed power projects, designing and teaching courses at the university level, and consulting to industry and regulators. His technical expertise is in utility modeling and the economic and financial analysis of renewable and distributed power projects. He was the lead analyst and one of the creators of... Read More →
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Dustin Smith

Executive Director, SolarTAC
An award winning technical facilities expert, known for the successful development of over $4Billion in projects in a number of telecommunications, industrial, commercial, energy and infrastructure industries. I bring a strong facilities development and management background havi... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Longtucky Spirits 350 Terry Street, Suite 120, Longmont, CO

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