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NorCal Solar 2014 Speaker Series - Net Metering and Grid Parity

  • SFun Cube 426 17th St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94612 (map)

Net Metering, like solar PV itself, is conceptually elegant: Use more than you produce and get the rest from the grid, or use less than what you produce and get paid for what you contribute back to the grid. But there are lots of devils in the policy, energy consumption, and financial details. Grid Parity is just as confusing and controversial. So come let our experts bring you up to date with what's happening with Net Metering, and how to understand its relationship with Grid Parity!

New Speakers:

Jenya Kahn-Lang and Kushal D. PatelE3
Jenya Kahn-Lang and Kushal Patel have both recently joined E3. Ms. Kahn-Lang's experience includes academic studies in economics and mathematical environmental analysis, and leadership in organizations to promote energy efficiency and environmental awareness and responsibility. Mr. Patel is a consultant who brings a deep understanding of renewable energy operational expertise from working in a rapidly growing solar and energy efficiency engineering, procurement, and construction company as the Director of Corporate Development and Project Finance.

Featured Speakers:

Walker WrightDirector of Policy, Sunrun & Western Spokesman for the Alliance for Solar Choice
At Sunrun since 2011, Walker has been focusing on regulatory and legislative initiatives in Western states to help those makets develop policies that support long-term rooftop solar growth. Prior to Sunrun, Walker led the policy efforts to suipport utility soluton project development for Petra Solar, a New Jersey based utility and smart grid solutions provider. Previous to Petra, Walker was a consultant to the carbon market, non-profit and clean-tech manufacturing sectors. Walker holds a BA from Princeton University and an Msc from The London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

Scott MurtishawEnergy Advisor to President Peevey, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

Scott  has played a key role in shaping the CPUC’s climate policy. His work has focused on the design of the cap and trade system, renewable energy policies and programs, community choice aggregation, and electric rate design.