Promote participation in the smart grid.
Advocate for further integration of energy efficiency with smart grid solutions.
Advocate with DC based partners for advancement of smart grid initiatives including “Green Button” with White House.
Coordinate with Leadership Group Transportation Committee on policies and regulations needed to integrate EVs.
In 2010, the Leadership Group co-founded the Silicon Valley Smart Grid Task Force with Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the City of San Jose to conduct an economic analysis of the impact of smart grid on Silicon Valley industries. Read the report here: Smart Grid Deployment and the Impact on Silicon Valley. Read the 2013 update here.
On January 18, 2012, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group organized Transforming the Energy Landscape with the Green Button, electrifying more than 150 attendees hosted by EMC Corporation. Responding to a challenge issued by U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra last fall at another Leadership Group event, California’s big three utilities announced the launch of the green button, which allows consumers to download their energy data and utilize third-party services and products for energy management.
Watch highlights of the event here. The Leadership Group hosted the 2nd Green Button Developer Day on July 18, 2013 with over 250 attendees.