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CleanTech Meetup: DERs & VPPs

February 24, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join CleanStart for our monthly meetup. This month’s focus is DERs& VPPs.



At this month’s meetup, we will dive into Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Virtual Power Plants (VPP). Increasingly, people are pointing to microgrids and distributed energy resource management systems to solve the dilemma of intermittent renewable energy resources and demand balancing.

What role will these play locally? How do DERs and VPPs reduce our dependence on carbon intensive fuels? What opportunities are there to connect with utilities to accelerate innovation through DER and VPP programs? We will talk about that and hear from SMUD about their upcoming programs implementing DERMS and VPPs.


  • Jillian Rich, Strategic Business Planner at SMUD
  • Carl Lenox, Senior Director at SunRun

CleanTech Meetups are technology-focused monthly gatherings that feature presentations about products and technologies from companies that are already in operation as well as early-stage startups, plus market opportunities for innovations. Because of the pandemic, we will be meeting online via Zoom.


February 24, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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CleanStart Inc
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