October 13th, 2017 from 1-3pm –  Microgrid Quarterly Networking Event (GSA, 90 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103)

Prospect Silicon Valley invites you to join us for our Quarterly Networking Event on October 13th, 2017 where we will explore the energy impacts of electrified transportation systems and the role of microgrids. You will hear from the leading cleantech research and consulting firm, Navigant, about the current state of the market for microgrids and the evolving power requirements. A panel of industry experts in public transportation systems, electric vehicle and battery storage manufacturing, and grid integration will discuss current and future programs that leverage microgrids to manage the energy impacts of electrified transportation options. Please join us from 1-3pm for an in-depth discussion followed by networking.

Noah Goldstein, Research Director of Energy, Navigant
Dr. Noah Goldstein, PhD, LEED AP, is a director within Navigant’s Energy practice, with an emphasis on cleantech and building technologies innovation in the market. He focuses on strategic engagement in topics of energy efficiency, building energy management, and applied sustainability. As the director of building research at Navigant, he has led research on Zero Energy Buildings, Energy Management Systems in Commercial Buildings, and corporate strategy.

Gary Miskell, Chief Information Officer, VTA
Mr. Miskell joined Santa Clare Valley Transportation Authority VTA in 2007 and responsible for managing VTA’s Information systems which includes all business applications, Infrastructure, RF Communication, security and intelligent transit systems. Mr. Miskell also spearheads VTA’s innovative technology strategy supporting the Smart Transportation, Smart City and Internet of Things IoT. A graduate of Texas Tech University (B.S., Engineering, 1979) Mr. Miskell has held a number of different Information system & division management executive positions at Solectron Technology before joining VTA.

Peter Klauer, Senior Advisor, Smart Grid Technology, California Independent System Operator
Peter Klauer is a Senior Advisor, Smart Grid Technology, at the California Independent System Operator Corporation in Folsom California. The California ISO provides open and non-discriminatory access to over 80% of the state’s wholesale electricity transmission grid, supported by a competitive energy market and comprehensive infrastructure planning effort.
Peter is responsible for supporting smart grid research and facilitating the integration of emerging smart grid technologies into the ISO’s wholesale energy markets and operational systems. Peter acts in an advisory role on technical programs and research initiatives, including, the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge, local and national laboratory research initiatives and smart grid grant proposals, and California Investor Owned Utility demonstration projects with the ISO. Peter also supports state energy policy development in emerging renewable and smart grid technology areas within the California Public Utilities Commission’s Energy Division.

David Rubin, Director of Service Analysis, PG&E
David Rubin is presently the Director of Service Analysis at Pacific Gas and Electric Company in San Francisco, where he has responsibility for community partnership strategies. From 1982-1985, David was responsible for energy efficiency, cogeneration and district heating with the City and County of San Francisco. He joined PG&E in 1985, and spent seven years in the marketing and rates areas. He left PG&E in 1992 to join the International Energy Agency in Paris, France. While at the IEA, he had responsibility for electricity restructuring, energy efficiency and demand side management, and participated in a number of energy sector studies throughout Europe and the former Soviet Union.
He returned to PG&E in 1995, and assumed his current job responsibilities in 1997. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Science degree in Technology and Policy from MIT. David is a registered mechanical engineer in California.

Gonçalo Cardoso, Principal Scientific Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Gonçalo Cardoso is a Principal Scientific Engineering Associate for the Grid Integration Group of the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, and later Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems from the same institution within the MIT-Portugal Program.
He focuses on Distributed Energy Resources modeling and optimization, having contributed to the development of the Distributed Energy Resources – Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM) since 2009. Some of his key contributions to DER-CAM include the implementation of stochastic capabilities, electric vehicle fleet modeling, modeling of scheduled and unscheduled outage events and load prioritization, heat pump modeling, modeling of investment subsidies and tariff schemes, and multiple revenue streams.


Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 – CleantechOpen Western Region Awards

This year again, we’re holding our Awards & Showcase at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley, across from the Tesla plant in Fremont. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 17th. We’ll start with our Innovation Showcase (Expo) from 8am-10am that morning. Our Awards event runs from 10am-3:30pm.

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 from 9am-12pm –  Sustainable Silicon Valley “Landlords Workshop” (1608 Las Plumas Avenue, San Jose, CA 95133)

Event focus: Landlords to voice their challenges and develop a list of services that would incentivize them.

The City of San José is partnering with the nonprofit, Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV), on their local City Energy Project work to increase multifamily housing participation in energy efficiency and upgrade resource programs.

Partners and Landlords are invited to their respective meetings on Energy Upgrade Services in San José Multifamily Housing at Prospect Silicon Valley (located at the San José Environmental Innovation Center).

If you have questions, please contact SSV Director of Energy, Phu Nguyen (pdnguyen@sustainablesv.org, 408-799-4252).

November 1st, 2017 at 6:00pm – SAE: Startup Competition
(ProspectSV, 1608 Las Plumas Avenue, San Jose, CA 95133)

For the second year in a row SAE will host the Silicon Valley quarterfinals of the GAMIC (Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge) competition. Finalists go on to compete at the annual SAE WCX event in April 2018. This will be a fun event as startups present their ideas or companies to a panel of industry expert judges. We will also have a guest speaker (To be announced).

Hope to see your there!
John & Philip

November 7-8, 2017 – Greentech Media: US Power and Renewables Summit
(AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705)

The rapid growth of renewable energy is having a profound impact on the fundamental drivers of the U.S. power markets. Join us in November to get an in-depth look at how solar, wind and related renewable energy technology are interacting with current power market dynamics, and how this interaction is raising key questions and challenges for the industry moving forward.

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 – Bay Area Battery Summit, Bella Rosa at Garre Vineyards, Livermore, CA

The Bay Area Battery Summit brings together technologists and entrepreneurs who are driving innovation in energy storage. The California Clean Energy Fund’s CalCharge program and Lawrence Livermore National Lab have teamed up to bring together an event that will add in depth conversations about many of the important themes across the storage space, including:

The Role of California as a leader in Energy Storage Innovation and Integration
Advances in Materials and Manufacturing accelerating progress
The Role of Storage in Mobility and the Internet of Things
Panel Topics

Science & Technology: Next Generation of Storage Technology
Infrastructure & Finance: Deploying Storage Technology
Mobility: Electrifying Transportation

Thursday, November 30th, 2017 from 9am-12pm –  Sustainable Silicon Valley “Partners & Landlords Workshop” (1608 Las Plumas Avenue, San Jose, CA 95133)

Event focus: Convene partners and landlords together to finalize the list of services and terms of the program.

The City of San José is partnering with the nonprofit, Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV), on their local City Energy Project work to increase multifamily housing participation in energy efficiency and upgrade resource programs.

Partners and Landlords are invited to their respective meetings on Energy Upgrade Services in San José Multifamily Housing at Prospect Silicon Valley (located at the San José Environmental Innovation Center).

If you have questions, please contact SSV Director of Energy, Phu Nguyen (pdnguyen@sustainablesv.org, 408-799-4252).

December 12-13, 2017 – Greentech Media: US Energy Storage Summit
(Hilton San Francisco, 333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102)

Now in its third year, the U.S. Energy Storage Summit will bring together utilities, financiers, regulators, technology innovators, and storage practitioners for two full days of data-intensive presentations, analyst-led panel sessions with industry leaders, and extensive, high-level networking.


10/9-10/10/17 – Auto Tech R&D Summit

Automakers are making some big bets on the future: data, services, mobility, automation… tapping into innovation like never before as the race to define the auto landscape for the decades to come intensifies. Auto Tech R&D Summit 2017 (formerly Telematics West Coast) is the key forum for West Coast connected car and auto tech execs; bringing together over 200 experts to network and identify the crucial partnerships and the R&D innovations that will unlock the auto business models of tomorrow.

10/9/17 – Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel

The event featured engaging discussions on topics including next-generation powertrains and fuels, 21st Century automotive ownership, HMI, deep learning, connected and self-driving technology.

9/22/17 – Verge

More than 1,500 leaders from the world’s largest companies, most innovative startups and progressive government agencies explored the latest technologies, tools and trends accelerating the clean economy.

9/18/17 – ITS Annual Conference

The Intelligent Transportation Society of California (ITS California) had their Annual California Conference which brought together transportation specialists from government, industry, and academic organizations. They exchanged ideas, solutions and success stories on a number of topics relevant in today’s fast growing transportation technology industry.

9/13/17 – Civic & Gov Tech Showcase

The Civic & Gov Tech Showcase connected civic minded entrepreneurs, potential investors, and government leaders to showcase the great work that is being done to improve government and governance. The goal of the event was to encourage collaboration and the support of new technologies to improve government and public participation.

8/8/17 OESA “Mobility Supplier Forum”

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) hosted the third quarter 2017 “Mobility Supplier Forum” at Futuris Automotive in Newark, California. This series of meetings is intended to help automotive suppliers advance their business interests as they relate to connected and transformative technologies.

7/27/17 “IoT Impact and Security” Meetup

Have you ever wondered if IoT devices have a future beyond the geeky tech?  Are you curious about  IoT offerings that can be rolled out across large markets? This event brought together three entrepreneurs/experts and spoke about their IoT impact journey.

7/10/17 “RideCell Car /Ride Sharing Platform” SAE Meetup 

RideCell’s CEO delivered a presentation about his company’s innovative ride-sharing and car-sharing platform, currently used by BMW’s ReachNow program. (http://ridecell.com)

6/14/17 – Innovation & Impact Symposium

Located at the Microsoft Conference Center in Mountain View, this event featured the region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public and research communities to examine what it takes to integrate and implement innovative distributed solutions for maximum impact. With a keynote presentation on “Innovation” by Steve Westly, the event also featured speakers from Tesla, Microsoft, Integral Group, Navigant Research, and SoCal Edision.

Formerly the Connected and Charged Symposium, the event built on its history as the premiere forum for connected transportation, mobility and electrification. Starting this year, the scope of this forum expanded to recognize the convergence and interdependence of connected and charged mobility with advances in energy and building technologies.

View our Flickr Album here:Innovation & Impact Symposium 2017

Watch the panels on YouTube:


2/23/17 – Networking Meeting

At our February Networking Meeting we introduced our new CEO, Ruth Cox, to the Prospect Silicon Valley Team. We had a great time discussing our grant funded projects, introducing new team members, and learning about the goals of ProspectSV! Check out our PDF Presentation here: Networking Meeting 02-23-2017

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