2010 Silicon Valley Energy Storage Symposium

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Wednesday January 20, 2010
8:45 am – 12:30 pm

AMD Commons Building
991 Stewart Drive
Sunnyvale, CA (View Map)


Silicon Valley is world famous for its accomplishments in technological innovation. The region upholds this reputation through continually evolving, harboring the creativity and resources needed to facilitate new technological developments. This symposium is one step in achieving our goal to continue the reputation of Silicon Valley through the next wave of innovation: cleantech.

This symposium is intended to bring together key participants – from the public and private sectors, and from the academic and research communities – to engage in a discussion of the future of energy storage, and how we can make Silicon Valley the center of innovative energy storage technologies. It will be an opportunity for small and big businesses and researchers alike to showcase their work in the energy storage space.

Keynote Speaker

Brad Roberts headshot

Brad Roberts
Power Quality Systems Director, S&C Electric Company
Executive Director, Electricity Storage Association (ESA)


  • Sylvia Burks
    Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Aloke Gupta
    Senior Energy Analyst, Energy Division, CPUC
  • Hal La Flash
    Director, Emerging Clean Technology Policy, PG&E
  • Janice Lin
    Director, California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA)
  • David MacMillan
    President and Co-Founder, Megawatt Storage Farms
  • Dan Rastler
    Program Manager, Energy Storage and Distributed Generation, EPRI
  • Tom Stepien
    Chief Operating Officer, Primus Power
  • Kelsey Lynn (Moderator)
    Principal, Firelake Capital Management
  • Melinda Richter (Moderator)
    Executive Director, San Jose Environmental Business Cluster

In partnership with

Armageddon Energy logo
CA Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) logo
Environmental Business Cluster logo
Electric Power Research Initiative (EPRI) logo
Fire Lake Capital logo
Stanford University Global Climate & Energy Project logo
Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE) logo
Primus Power logo
Santa Clara University logo
Silicon Valley Leadership Group logo
SolarTech logo
ALT logo


a123 logo
altairnano logo
pentadyne logo

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