European Delegation to the US

From the 25th of June until the 1st of July, a delegation of European Utilities travelled to the USA to attend Grid Edge World Forum in San Jose, California, and also exciting site visits that gave them a better insight of the Energy landscape in the USA. 

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15 representatives of these companies were part of the Delegation visiting the US in June.  


The Programme included exclusive Networking Moments with US utilities and stakeholders during the week and also site visits that allowed our guests to get in touch with different US energy realities:


PG&E Pacific Energy Center - San Francisco  

PG&E Pacific Energy Centers provide the classes, resources and consultation that architectural, design and contractor businesses need to become energy efficient.

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Silicon Valley Clean Energy

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is redefining the local electricity market, providing residents and businesses with new clean energy choices—renewable and 100% carbon-free electricity at competitive rates. Twelve communities in Santa Clara County formed SVCE, creating a community-owned agency. For these communities, SVCE is the your official electricity provider. 

They work in partnership with PG&E; they buy clean electricity direct from the source—encouraging the kind of market growth and competition that results in more renewable energy sources and lower energy generation rates. PG&E delivers the electricity over existing power lines and continues to maintain the lines and provide customer service as they always have.  

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Silicon Valley Power

Santa Clara's utility, founded in 1896, currently provides over 40% of Santa Clara’s electricity from carbon free renewable resources. In addition to using green energy from large-scale wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric projects outside of the area, Silicon Valley Power employs innovative ways to locally produce electricity by capturing and burning methane gas from a closed city landfill and using power from solar generating systems on city-owned garages and vacant, unusable land.

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Enel Innovation Hub, University of California

Enel is set on radically innovating the world of energy and they want to do so together with the best startups at an international level, offering their know-how, network and support to transforming projects into business.

They have set up their Innovation Hubs in those areas of the world with the highest concentration of innovation to keep track of technological trends and to come into contact with the best startups to enable technological and business partnerships: Tel Aviv and San Francisco.

The startups that will join Hub programme will be able to rely on the coaching of Enel managers, receive support for the development of their technologies, test solutions in Group plants and facilities and access an international network of partners, venture capital and over 61 million customers around the world.

The ultimate goal is to create a genuine network of expertise, ideas and business opportunities.

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Mercedes Benz

Energy storage is the key to a sustainable energy future. Mercedes-Benz energy storage solutions enable homes, companies and utilities to gain increased autonomy and manage resources more efficiently and sustainably. Based on the same battery technology used in Mercedes-Benz electric and hybrid vehicles, their storage systems meet the highest standards of quality, reliability, and safety.

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Grid Edge World Forum 2017 

Building on last year’s success, Greentech Media’s Grid Edge World Forum 2017 returned as the only conference and exhibition focused exclusively on tomorrow’s distributed energy system. The discussion and debate were around the latest issues and opportunities impacting tomorrow’s distributed energy system, as well as the trends and innovation happening at the grid edge.

European Utility Week and Grid Edge World Forum are partner events in 2017, promoting the communication between European and American utilities and energy companies.

Grid Edge World Forum took place during June 27-29 in San Jose, CA, offering 3 days of high-quality content, dedicated exhibition time and unparalleled business networking opportunities among industry experts shaping the next generation electricity system. 

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The global electricity sector is in the early stages of its most dramatic transformation in over a century. The rapid expansion of distributed energy, combined with the newfound availability of data and analytics for utilities, will reshape how the world generates, distributes and consumes power. With market research, authoritative news and events such as Grid Edge World Forum, GTM is the leading information services provider for this next-generation electricity system.

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