San Diego’s Bright Energy Storage Future

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On April 1, Cleantech San Diego hosted an educational event at SDG&E’s Energy Innovation Center to showcase San Diego’s energy storage leadership and forecast the future of the industry. As San Diego and the world continue to invent new ways to maximize energy output from clean resources, a new challenge arises of how and where to store that clean energy. Energy storage is a critical part of San Diego’s cleantech economy, and local innovators are well equipped to meet this 21st Century challenge.


Representatives from Green Charge NetworksBlack & VeatchSDG&EEnvision SolarUC San Diego, and the Center for Sustainable Energy addressed a crowd of 125 people eager to learn more about the growing field of energy storage. Both the panel and the audience were comprised of professionals from across the public, private, and academic sectors with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability in the San Diego region.


Presentations addressed the following topics:


Current Status of Energy Storage
Rick Azer, Director, Development and Smart Integrated Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Black & Veatch


Energy Storage Research and Development
William Torre, Program Director of Energy Storage Systems, UC San Diego


Storage and the Electrification of Transportation
Desmond Wheatly, President and CEO, Envision Solar


Role of Storage in Energy Distribution
Jim Avery, Executive Vice President, Power Supply, SDG&E


Funding On-Site Storage Projects
Rebecca Feuerlicht, Project Manager, Self-Generation Incentive Program, Center for Sustainable Energy


Commercial Storage Opportunities
Vic Shao, CEO, Green Charge Networks


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San Diego Daily Transcript, April 2, 2015


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