Local Renewable Energy Transition Strategies
January 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
NorCal AEE was pleased to present distinguished guest Gerry Braun, Senior Advisor with the Integrated Renewable Energy Systems Network (IRESN). Gerry directed early US and California utility renewable and gas technology programs. Later, he led solar PV industry efforts to commercialize new PV panel technologies and open markets for grid-tied systems. He co-founded a regional solar electricity retailer and later served as Director of the California Renewable Energy Center at UC Davis. He currently consults on technical and economic issues of local clean energy integration, collaboration and planning and serves on local and national advisory boards. He earned degrees in mechanical and nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan and MIT.
Gerry spoke to us about Local Renewable Energy Transition Strategies. California is going through challenges in energy resilience and providing energy security to all, especially economically insecure neighborhoods. We then held a Q&A session.