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2/13 Smart Grid Seminar: Towards Transactive Energy.

February 13, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Shriram 104
Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Bits and Watts Initiative, Precourt Institute for Energy, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering
Contact Email: 
rasoulim@stanford.edu

Topic: Transactive Energy experimentation in North California

Speakers: Paul Breslow, Innovation Director of EDF Innovation Lab and Arnaud Souille, Smart Grid Program Manager at EDF Innovation Lab

Bios: Paul Breslow joined the EDF Innovation Lab in 2015 as an Innovation Director to support technology scouting for EDF business units, manage relationships with start-ups in North America, and to assist business units in accelerating new business development. Prior to EDF, Paul held key and leadership roles in start-ups and large international companies. Paul graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with a BSE, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering focused on clean energy technologies, AI, entrepreneurship, and electricity demand forecasting.

Arnaud Souille joined EDF Innovation Lab in 2016 as Smart Grid Program Manager, and he leads R&D projects and partnerships focused on Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), microgrids, storage and Smart Grid. In addition to his research activities, Arnaud Souille leads the efforts to develop synergies between EDF Group and US-based utilities, technology vendors, universities and research organizations. Arnaud started at EDF R&D in 2011 with a focus on advanced metering Infrastructure and smart home applications development.

Abstract: Électricité de France (EDF), Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and Omega Grid (OG) are partnering to test Transactive Energy. They are creating a blockchain-based local electricity market, based on OG’s software , to coordinate electric vehicle (EV) charging with solar generation. This local energy market project will demonstrate the use of blockchain technology to coordinate EV charging with local solar generation and wholesale prices in a blockchain-based incentive program.

The program will show how distribution utilities can use a blockchain-based local energy market to add millions of new solar panels, EVs, and batteries to their grids without expensive infrastructure upgrades. The local energy market demonstration will take place near Sacramento, California, and receive support from the EDF Innovation Laboratory team based in Silicon Valley. The project is backed in part by an APPA grant.

EDF is an efficient and responsible electricity company, champion of the low-carbon growth, with close to 600TWh of annual electricity generation, 90% carbon free, and close to $800M R&D budget.

In the US, EDF is present on Renewable Energy, Wholesale and retail and Energy Efficiency.

Located in Los Altos, EDF Innovation Lab investigates new areas of research or innovation, on Future of Electricity Markets, DER integration, Electric Mobility, Heating electrification, Blockchain and AI.

Admission Info

Seminars are open to all Stanford students, faculty and staff.