Driving on Sunshine: The Intersection of our Electrical Grid, Solar Power, and Electric Vehicles

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland

Get there early if you want a seat (trust me!)

Hosted in collaboration with the Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon and Solar Oregon.

As more solar power comes online and more plug-in electric vehicles begin driving through our communities, it is increasingly important that we design creative solutions that intelligently connect these technologies to our electrical grid. How can solar power and electric vehicles work together to support a cleaner, more efficient electrical grid? What needs to be done to safely and affordably integrate these technologies into our neighborhoods and cities? Hear from Cameron Coleman from InSpec, in partnership with the Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon and Solar Oregon, who will discuss what our sustainable energy future could look like and more..

Cameron Coleman is the lead at InSpec Energy Solutions, a division of InSpec Group offering consulting and project management services to support renewable energy project development and integration. In this position, Cam has worked on a wide variety of renewable energy projects and supported “clean tech” industry development. He has been involved in the design and integration of solar photo-voltaic (PV) systems, solar electric vehicle charging stations, solar thermal projects, small hydro power generation, and energy storage systems. Most recently, Cam designed and lead the integration of a solar PV system at Safeco field for the Seattle Mariners. In his free time, Cam enjoys riding his bike and spending time with his wife of 23 years and their three grown children. .

The Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon (CUB) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1984. CUB’s mission is to represent the interests of Oregon’s residential utility customers in many different arenas, such as the Oregon Public Utility Commission and the Oregon Legislature. CUB works to keep utility rates fair and as affordable as possible, encourage the development of our renewable energy resources, and support intelligent energy policies. CUB also provides resources and information on these issues to Oregonians. CUB keeps energy fair, affordable and clean—all key to our sustainable future. To learn more about CUB’s electric vehicle program, click here.

Solar Oregon is non-profit organization leading the way to a clean energy future by demonstrating the successful use of solar energy in Oregon. Founded in 1979, Solar Oregon provides outreach and education on solar technology and its applications, methods for improving energy efficiency, and ideas for building a carbon-neutral future.