CaFFEET

Utility Response to Climate Change
Innovative solutions to integrate renewable energy
5th Annual Conference
29-30 September 2015
San Francisco, CA, USA
  • CaFFEET

    Utility Response to Climate Change
    Innovative solutions to integrate renewable energy
    5th Annual Conference
    29-30 September 2015
    San Francisco, CA, USA

About

CaFFEET (California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies) is an annual conference organized by EDF, the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States, PRIME and French Tech Hub. Its aim is to promote the exchange of technical and scientific knowledge in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency between two major low-carbon economies: France and California. Each year, CaFFEET gathers numerous international experts and leaders from utilities, corporations, start-ups, research centers and academic institutes.

CaFFEET’15 proposes to address the challenges and opportunities related to the integration of an increasing share of renewable electricity sources in the energy mix. State-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions, as well as their effectiveness on renewable integration, will be discussed within panels of world-renowned experts and start-ups in this domain.

Exactly 2 months after CaFFEET’15, France will be hosting and presiding COP21 “Paris 2015”, the biggest climate conference to date. The 2015 COP21 conference will be crucial, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. Aligned with the COP21 agenda, CaFFEET’15 is a great way to prepare and rehearse for the Paris event.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Corporations

Corporation / Utility

You are a corporation or utility, operating renewable energy portfolios. You are invited to present your experience and challenges through disruptive case studies. Seeking disruptive innovations? You will meet with top researchers and startups who will bring sustainable innovation to your business and make your assets smarter!

Academic

Academic

You are a researcher involved with renewable energy management. You will have the opportunity to promote your research program and results to corporate companies and utilities who are looking for innovative approaches.

Startup

Start-ups

You are an innovative company or start up developing innovative solutions to manage the integration of renewables; you will get the opportunity to pitch your solutions in front of potential business partners, customers or investors.

Agenda

  • 12:00 – 13:00 Opening & Registration

    13:00 – 13:15 Welcome Jan Van Der Lee - EDF - Director R&D US

    13:15 – 13:30 Opening keynote Pauline Carmona - General Consul of France in San Francisco

    13:30 – 13:45 Opening Techshowcase Xavier Wartelle - PRIME
    Marie Frochen - French Tech Hub
    Olivier Allegret - PRIME

    13:45 – 14:15 Start up Pitch session- Primus Power
    - Enertime
    - Simularity
    - Dronotec
    - UtilityAPI
    - WattGo - TellMePlus

    14:15 – 15:15 Techshowcase

    15:15 – 15:45 Start up Pitch session - Helios Exchange
    - BoostHeat
    - PVComplete
    - IRFTS
    - Geli
    - Varentec

    15:45 – 16:45 Techshowcase

    16:45 – 17:15 Keynote 2 Paul Campbell - Schneider Electric - VP of Innovation and Head of Silicon Valley Innovation Center

    17:15 – 18:30 Happy Hour

  • 8:00 – 8:15 Opening / Welcome note Paul Breslaw - EDF - Principal, Open Innovation Jan Van Der Lee - EDF - Director R&D US

    8:15 – 8:30 Opening Keynote Minh-ha Pham - Embassy of France in the United States
    Counselor for Science and technology

    8:30 – 9:00 Keynote 3 Professor David G. Victor - School of Global Policy and Strategy - UC San Diego
    Laboratory on International Law and Regulation Director

    9:00 - 10:30 Session 1 RE Generation Forecast
    - Moderator Aidan Tuohy - EPRI - Technical Leader/Project Manager
    - Laurent Martin - EDF - Manager
    - Professor Nadia Maizi - Mines ParisTech - Laboratory Directory
    - Skip Dise - Clean Power Research - Product Manager
    - Jacques Sainte Marie - INRIA - Team ANGE
    - Panel Discussion

    10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break

    10:45 - 11:15Keynote
    Ana Busic -INRIA - Research Scientist

    11:15 – 12:45 Session 2 Data for Advanced Control
    - Moderator Damien Buie - EDF RE - Director of Innovation & Commercialization
    - Tim Derrick - SunEdison - General Manager, Advanced Solutions Energy Storage
    - Douglass Campbell - DC System - CEO
    - Ernst Camm - S&C - Manager, Consulting & Analytical Services
    - Ben York - EPRI - Electric Power Research Institute
    - Panel Discussion

    12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Start up Speed dating

    14:00 – 14:15 Keynote 4 Amar Pradhan - IBM - Global Strategy & Solution Leader - Power Generation

    14:15 – 15:45 Session 3 Innovation for O&M
    Moderator Craig Connelly - DOE - SunShot Initiative Program Manager
    Matt Campbell - SunPower - Senior Director of Power Plant Products
    Thibault Gouache - Cornis - CEO
    Charles Delalonde - EDF Energy - Head Of Digital Innovation
    Liz Derr - Simularity - CEO
    Panel Discussion

    15:45 – 16:00 Keynote 5 Minh Le - DOE - Director, Solar Energy Technologies Office

    16:00 – 16:30 Closing Keynote   Claude Nahon - EDF - Director of Sustainability and Environment

    16:30 – 16:35 Final Closing  Stephanie Jumel - EDF - Energy Services Program Manager

    16:35 – 18:00 Closing happy Hour

Speakers

C. Nahon

Claude Nahon

EDF
Director of Sustainability and Environment

Minh-Ha Pham

Minh-Ha Pham

Embassy of France in the United States
Counselor for Science and technology

Pauline Carmona

Pauline Carmona

General Consul of France in San Francisco

Minh Le

Minh Le

U.S. Department of Energy
Director, Solar Energy Technologies Office

Craig Connelly

Craig Connelly

U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, Acting Balance of Systems Soft Cost Program Manager

Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell

Schneider Electric
VP of Innovation and Head of Silicon Valley Innovation Center

Amar Pradhan

Amar Pradhan

IBM
Global Strategy & Solution Leader
Power Generation

Tim Derrick

Tim Derrick

SunEdison
General Manager, Advanced Solutions
Energy Storage

Pierre Trevet

Pierre Trevet

HELiOS Exchange
CEO

Elena Lucas

Elena Lucas

UtilityAPI
Co-founder & CEO

M. Campbell

Matt Campbell

SunPower
Senior Director of Power Plant Products

E. Rose

Emilien Rose

Dronotec
CEO

A. Uzabiaga

Arnaud Uzabiaga

BoostHeat
Business development USA

L. Terral

Luc Terral

WattGo
CEO

R. Brody

Richard Brody

Primus Power
VP Business Development & Sales

G. David

Gilles David

Enertime
CEO

A. Busic

Ana Busic

INRIA
Research Scientist

D.G. Victor

David G. Victor

School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
Laboratory on International Law and Regulation Director

Jean-Michel Cambot

Jean-Michel Cambot

Wattgo
CEO

Jacques Sainte-Marie

Jacques Sainte-Marie

CEREMA, INRIA
ANGE team

Liz Derr

Liz Derr

Simularity
Research Scientist

Adam Wigington

Adam Wigington

EPRI
Sr. Project Engineer & Scientist

Ernst Camm

Ernst Camm

S&C Electric Company
Manager, Consulting & Analytical Services

Charles Delalonde

Charles Delalonde

EDF Energy R&D UK Centre
Head Of Digital Innovation

Daniel Sherwood

Daniel Sherwood

PVComplete
Co-Founder and President

Mateo Williford

Mateo Williford

IRFTS
Manager of North American Operations

Thibault Gouache

Thibault Gouache

Cornis
CEO

sponsors

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hotels & venue

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  • Hotel Metropolis

    Hotel Metropolis

    address :
    25 Mason St,
    San Francisco, CA 94102,
    United States
    Phone :
    (415) 775-4600

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  • Hotel Zetta

    Hotel Zetta

    address :
    55 5th St,
    San Francisco, CA 94102,
    United States
    Phone :
    (415) 543-8555

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  • Parc 55

    Parc 55

    address :
    55 Cyril Magnin St,
    San Francisco, CA 94102,
    United States
    Phone :
    (415) 392-8000

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  • Hilton

    Hilton

    address :
    333 O'Farrell St,
    San Francisco, CA 94102,
    United States
    Phone :
    (415) 771-1400

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  • Intercontinental

    Intercontinental

    address :
    888 Howard St,
    San Francisco, CA 94103,
    United States
    Phone :
    (415) 616-6500

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Contact

GENERAL INFO

contact@caffeet.org

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

contact@caffeet.org

PRESS & MEDIA

contact@caffeet.org

ORGANIZERS

EDF

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