Energy Efforts on UCSD Campuses

Byron Washom, UC San Diego
November 1, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm, EBU-II 479



Mr. Washom will explore innovations in distributed renewable energy resources to increase reliability, survivability, resiliency, safety and efficiency of local energy supply. Of particular interest will be intelligent and Vehicle to Grid charging of Electric Vehicles that are currently be demonstrated at UCSD’s microgrid.



Mr. Byron Washom, has served as Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives at the University of California San Diego since 2008. Immediately prior to joining UCSD, he served as the CEO of a boutique technical due diligence firm in the CleanTech space while concurrently serving as Sr. International Advisor to The World bank and being a four-time Rockefeller Foundation Grantee in renewable energy development. Mr. Washom was the lead contributor to the World Bank’s Framework of “Advanced Market Commitments with Performance Based Incentives for Clean Energy” in 2009. In 1984, Mr. Washom received an R&D100 for one of the 100 most outstanding innovations in the world based upon his leadership at Advanco Corp that set eight technical world records for the conversion of sunlight to grid connected efficiency with a 25 kW parabolic dish Stirling system, and the records remained unsurpassed for 24 years. Fast Company magazine named Mr. Washom to their June 2010 cover story “100 Most Innovative Persons in Business”, and in 2013, Larry Ellison tapped Mr. Washom to be the Architect of highly advanced microgrid on the Island of Lana`i, Hawaii with the objective to be carbon free.

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