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The US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC, http://ucgef.org) is pleased to announce the 2016 Seminar #1 “Grid Modernization for the Increased Penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) – challenges and opportunities” to be held at 5:45 pm to 9 pm, March 17th, 2016 in Palo Alto. This event is also co-hosted by Silicon Valley Chinese Energy Association (SCEA) and North America Power Professional Association (NACPPA). It is $10 for registered attendees but will be charged $20 after 12 noon of March 16th, and at the door.

The US Department of Energy's Quadrennial Energy Review indicates the government's intentions for a 10-year, $3.5 billion spending plan to "provide the tools necessary for the evolution of the grid of the future." We are excited to present several distinguished speakers, to share insights of grid modernization with increased penetration of DERs - experience from both US and China, and explore opportunities for future collaboration. The leading professionals from smart grid innovative technology companies will cover several major topics, such as Integration Study of WECC for Distributed Energy Resources (DERs); Voltage/VAR Optimization for Green Solar CVR program; Grass Roots Green: Enabling Distributed Renewable Energy Development through Community Action, etc.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with experts in this exciting field from leading industrial companies and solution providers. Come to enjoy complementary food and drinks, as well as plenty of networking opportunities. Mark your calendar and RSVP today as seats are limited!

Date: March 17th, Thursday
Time: 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm – Reception and networking
6:30 pm to 9 pm – Seminar
Venue: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Courtyard 1B,
650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304




******* Agenda *******

Date: March 17, 2016

6:30 pm – 6:40 pm

Moderator: Dr. Liuxi (Calvin) Zhang, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC), Sr. Distribution Systems Engineer, Nexant, Inc

Welcome Remarks and Introduction to UCGEC
Robert Wu, CEO and Chairman, US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC)

6:40 pm to 8:40 pm: Panel Session (Each speaker will have 15 min presentation)

Grid Modernization for the Increased Penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) – Challenges and Opportunities

  • Frances Bell, Sr. Power System Engineer, SolarCity
    "Integrating Distributed Energy Resources on the Grid"

  • Dr. Jeffrey Chapman, president and co-founder, EnDimensions LLC,
    "Grass Roots Green: Enabling Distributed Renewable Energy Development through Community Action"

  • Dr. George Zhou, Senior Staff Consultant, Siemens Power Technologies International
    Renewable Generation Interconnection Experience in the West Interconnection.”

  • Xiaofeng Zhang, Regional Marketing Director, Howard Industries Inc.; Exe. VP, US-China Green Energy Council
    "Volt/Var optimization for Green Solar CVR program"

7:40 pm to 8:20 pm: Panel discussion

8:20 pm to 9:00 pm: Round Table and Closing Remarks




******* Speaker Bios *******

More speakers' introduction:
http://www.ucgef.org/en/events/2016-ucgec-seminar-grid-modernization-for-the-increased-penetration-of-distributed-energy-resources-DERs#speakerbios

  • Robert Wu, Chairman and CEO of the US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC)Robert Wu is Chairman and CEO of UCGEC;

  • Dr. Jeffrey Chapman, President and Co-founder of EnDimensions, LLC.

  • Frances Bell, Sr. Power System Engineer, SolarCity

  • Xiaofeng Zhang, Regional Marketing Director, Howard Industries Inc.;
    Executive Vice President, Board of Directors, UCGEC

  • Dr. George Zhou, Senior Staff Consultant, Siemens Power Technologies International.

  • Dr. Liuxi (Calvin) Zhang, Sr. Distribution Systems Engineer, Nexant, Inc., VP of Strategic Partnership, UCGEC





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