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The Smart Grid – A Revolution In Progress

CleanTech OC

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

The Smart Grid – A Revolution In Progress

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The Smart Grid – A Revolution In Progress 

Newkirk Alumni Center | UC Irvine 

Located on the corner of Mesa & University | Parking - Lot 14 ($10)

Directions: From the 405, exit University and continue west.

Turn left on Mesa and left again in to parking lot 14. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thank you to our sponsors and partners:




Welcome and Introduction – 1:00 – 1:15

Dr. Scott Samuelsen, Director, APEP, UC Irvine


Panel 1 – 1:15 – 2:00

Overview, Trends and Recent Developments Driving the Smart Grid Revolution

Gregory Trimarche, President, CleanTech OC (moderator)

Chris Therriault, Senior Consultant, Skipping Stone

Paul De Martini, Managing Director, Newport Consulting Group


Panel 2 – 2:00 – 2:50

The End Users – Home and Business Energy Management and Smart Cities

Lisa Varga, CEO, Phoenix Energy Technologies (moderator)

Scot Duncan, P.E., President, Enerliance

Kevin Strong, CEO, FutureDash

Max Li, President & CEO, Tri Cascade


BREAK – 2:50 – 3:00


Panel 3 – 3:00 – 3:50

The Transmission System – Security, Reliability, Stability and Renewables Integration

Dr. Tim Brown, Manager, Sustainable Energy Research, APEP, UC Irvine (moderator)

Jayant Kumar, Global Smart Grid Program Director, ALSTOM Grid

Dan Cohee, Vice President, PDE

Dr. Greg Smedley, CEO & President, One-Cycle Control


Panel 4 – 3:50 – 4:40

Utility Data Center & Smart Grid IT Boom – Data & Network Management and Other IT Systems

Jeff Lund, VP SubSystem Solutions and Standards, Echelon

Mark Chew, Senior Product Manager, AutoGrid

James McPhail, VP of Sales, REGEN Energy

Joaquin Silva, Co-Founder/EVP of Corporate Development, On-Ramp Wireless


Signature Panel – 4:40 – 5:30

Irvine: Leading the Smart Grid and Microgrid Future

Dr. Scott Samuelsen, Director, APEP, UC Irvine (moderator)

Mike Montoya, Director of Grid Advancement, Southern California Edison

Dr. Michel Kamel, President & Chief Scientist, MelRoK

Matt Gudorf, Energy Manager, UC Irvine


Networking Reception – 5:30 – 7:00


For more information, please call 949.585.2988 or email


 CleanTech OC c/o Brandman University

 16355 Laguna Canyon Road | First Floor, Office 34 | Irvine, CA 92618

 949.585.2988 | fax 949.753.7847

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When & Where

Newkirk Alumni Center (Mesa & University)
UC Irvine
450 Alumni Court
Irvine, CA 92617

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

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