Rooftop solar companies are morphing into quasi-utilities as they sign up hundreds of thousands of customers to buy green energy for decades to come. Leading the way is SolarCity, which has seized one-third of the booming household solar market and booked $4.1 billion in future payments from its customers.... Read more about Here's who wants to sell you solar, and why
Real Time Energy Scheduling Supervisor with ZGlobal Inc
Beau Beljean, Real Time Energy Scheduling Supervisor with ZGlobal Inc in El Centro, CA heads a team of real time power marketers managing a portfolio of more than 1,500 MW of renewable energy, including scheduling for the City of Anaheim . His engineering background, interning GENI in 2012 as part of Master’s degree of Science in Renewable Energy has also allowed him to cross functionally coordinate all phases of development and construction of close to 250MW of utility scale solar PV resources located in California’s Imperial Valley.... Read more about Beau Beljean
Robb Anderson Director – Resource Planning San Diego Gas and Electric Co.
Key future opportunities for utilities and customers
•Use technology and improved business processes to reduce energy costs•Increase customer engagement through innovative programs and services, including an online energy marketplae •Advocate for a more streamlined regulatory process to provide greater flexibility and transparency •Use programs and technology to optimize use of the grid
Around the world, more than 1 billion people lack access to electricity, concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Improving access to clean and affordable energy services for these populations will be a critical driver for poverty reduction as well as improved health and social outcomes.