San Diego Energy District

Fall 2020 Webinar Series

“Innovation for California’s Future”

November 10 – December 16, 2020

One of the most important missions of the San Diego Energy District is to provide education about Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and public discussion regarding the future possibilities in electricity markets, policy and regulation.  To this end, in 2019 SDED hosted 10 webinars as part of its Energy Futures Webinar Series.

We are pleased to announce that this Fall we will again host an Energy Futures Webinar Series, this time devoted to “Innovation for California’s Future.”  This series will address issues regarding decarbonization, green hydrogen, virtual power plant networks, innovations in transit, and regulatory innovations.  

The San Diego Energy District urges you to attend if you are responsible for the management of a CCA, a municipal utility, an energy innovator, a government regulator, or a concerned stakeholder.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, each webinar will be free to the public. These Zoom events will be held at noon on each date, so mark your calendar and plan to join us for these very important lunchtime discussions by panels of experts.

Registration will begin soon. To have your contact information added to our list, please complete and send this form.

Here is our current schedule.* 

We will add speakers and sponsor information in a few days, so check back here soon. 

Nov. 10-12, 2020: Swedish American Green Connections Conference.

The San Diego Energy District is pleased to be an organizer of the Swedish-American Green Connections Conference:

Nov. 18, 2020: Demand Response



The recent rolling blackouts in California were not caused by renewables said the CEO of California’s System Operator. Why then were energy resources insufficient such as Demand Response? In this webinar, experts examine the opportunities and obstacles for Demand Response (DR) to mitigate blackouts; improve grid flexibility; and, compensate owners of generators, thermostats, EVs, and other flexible resources. 

DR depends on aggregation and communication. There is impressive potential from virtual power plants in many formats including Vehicle to Grid. In this webinar, panelists from the US and the EU will illustrate how DR can be used to address the increasing variability of the grid and accelerate adoption of renewable energy resources while maintaining grid integrity. Mass adoption of DR solutions require improved interoperability with the grid operator, convenient end-user enrollment and incentives, legislative and regulatory reform and an open communication layer between integrators, utility beneficiaries and the grid operator. There is a multitude of potential energy through digital control. Join us to discuss the solutions and gaps to be filled by Demand Response.

Dec. 9, 2020:  Green Hydrogen and Decarbonization (Webinar Sponsors: Siemens) 

Dec. 16, 2020: Regulation and Markets (Webinar Sponsors: )


*Topics and dates may change. 
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