CalCharge, in partnership with San Jose State University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, California Energy Storage Alliance, and CalCEF invite you to attend: A Briefing on Developments in the California Energy Storage Sector and the Launch of Battery University. Followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
Speakers will discuss the technical, market, and policy challenges to accelerating innovation in the energy storage sector. President Obama's State of the Union Address and its implications for energy, climate change, and sustainability issues. The recently announced $120 million Joint Center for Energy Research and its role in the growth of the California energy storage cluster. Attendees will be briefed on the upcoming launch of Battery University - the professional education program being developed by CalCharge and San Jose State University.
- US Senator Jeff Bingaman, Former Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources
- Venkat Srinivasan, Head of the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Group,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Anand Kamannavar, Investment Director, Applied Ventures
- David Lawson, Open Innovation Manager, Procter & Gamble
- Janice Lin, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategen Consulting,
Co-Founder and Executive Director, California Energy Storage Alliance
- Rebecca Dukes, Vice President of University Advancement, San Jose State University
- Dr. Ahmed Hambaba, Associate Dean, College of Engineering, San Jose State University
- Patrick Von Bargen, Co-Founder, 38 North Solutions
- Jeff Anderson, Managing Director, CalCEF - Interim Executive Director, CalCharge
*Doors will open at 6 pm for those who want to watch President Obama's State of the Union Address live.
About Battery University
A key enabler to the growth and success of the California battery ecosystem is the education and training of its growing workforce. Battery University, a joint program of CalCharge and San Jose State University, will offer both overview and advanced continuing education classes that will provide the technical, market and policy knowledge required by professionals already in, or seeking to enter, the energy storage sector.
About San Jose State University
San Jose State University, the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast, is the number one supplier of education, engineering, computer science and business graduates to Silicon Valley, the world's high tech capital. Ranked in the top 15 master's-level public universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report in its annual survey of "America's Best Colleges." Also, the US News and World report recently ranked the College of Engineering 3rd nationally among state schools, and 17th nationally among non-PhD schools (2013).
About Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Joint Venture Silicon Valley provides analysis and action on issues affecting our region's economy and quality of life. The organization brings together established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions.
About The California Energy Storage Alliance
The California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) is a membership-based advocacy group committed to advancing the role of energy storage in the electric power sector through policy, education, outreach, and research. CESA was founded in January 2009 by Janice Lin, Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting, and Don Liddell, Principal of Douglass & Liddell.
About Lawerence Berkeley National Labratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
CalCEF works to promote the transition to a clean energy economy by creating institutions and investment vehicles that grow markets for clean energy technologies. CalCEF is a nonprofit umbrella organization that pursues statewide and national agendas via 1) CalCEF Innovations, a 501(c)(3) that leads CalCEF’s analysis and product development; and 2) the California Clean Energy Fund, a 501(c)(4) that executes and scales the CalCEF investment strategy via a fund-of-funds model, partnering with leading investment managers.