SEMINAR: Software for Grid Integration
Clay Collier began his career in the software industry with Teknekron Financial Systems, and was tapped by Telemecanique to work in Sophia Antipolus, France, on Process Control Software. When he returned to the Bay Area, he joined Navteq, and led the team that developed the world’s first fully functional car navigation software. Clay then was the Founder and CEO of Kivera, which delivered the first Location Based System application for smart phones – FindFriend, first deployed by AT&T Wireless. Clay was most recently the Co-Founder and CEO of Akuacom, the inventor of the full suite of software and hardware that created the Automated Demand Response market and led to the OpenADR standard with the support of SCE, PG&E, LBNL, and the CEC. Honeywell acquired Akuacom in 2010.
Clay received a B.A. in Physics from UC Berkeley, and has patented multiple technologies in the areas of geospatial technology, energy systems, and software.
Grid integration of DERs, EVs, and Static Storage pose both technology challenges and operational opportunities. Starting with EV Fleet Grid integration for the Department Of Defense at the LA Air Force Base, we will walk through several implementation models. The DOD LAAFB project led to the first EV Fleet providing A/S services in the 4 second Frequency Up/Down market in CAISO. From there we will explore the ESNA Innovation Award-winning EVgo Static Storage project at UCSD, VGI demand smoothing at Alameda County, and EV school bus fleet integration in Sacramento.