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For Immediate Release

Weigand to Host CleanTech OC Symposium

Los Angeles, CA – May 15, 2014 – Skipping Stone founder and CEO, Peter Weigand, will host CleanTech OC’s one day symposium, Driving Smart Grid Customer Participation in Orange County, to be held on Tuesday, May 20, from 7:30 until 11:30 a.m. The symposium will explore the current push to drive customers of all types to adopt and utilize smart grid related solutions.
Speakers will include:

  • Caroline McAndrews, Director, Preferred Resources Pilot at Southern California Edison, who will explain what the program is about, its customer adoption goals and the use of smart grid technologies
  • Matt Gudorf, Energy Manager, UC Irvine who will discuss the opportunities to integrate and demonstrate microgrid technologies on campus. UCI has been at the forefront of the microgrid space for years.
  • Professor G.P. Li, Director of the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology, and Director of CalPlug (California Plug Load Research Center). Professor Li will discuss the commercialization and partnering opportunities of plug loads in driving the smart grid future.

The morning will culminate in a Smart Grid Solutions Showcase with many solutions providers being represented.

About CleanTech OC

CleanTech OC, a non-profit organization, is a catalyst to job creation and economic growth in the cleantech industry in Orange County and throughout California. The collaborative platform facilitates cooperation among its community including business, government and academia, and, so, helps to align goals and objectives to advance the development of renewable energy, clean transportation, energy efficiency (and other resource conservation), green building, green consumer products, and corporate sustainability. CleanTech OC serves to educate the Orange County community in all issues related to cleantech and sustainability.

About Skipping Stone

Skipping Stone is a different kind of energy consulting company. All of our consulting resources have worked as executives in the energy industry and now choose to consult. Our specialty is collaborating with clients on ideas, strategies and tactics and then providing the array of complementary services required to turn those ideas into successes. From the drawing board to the P&L, we measure every engagement based on our clients’ success metrics.

Skipping Stone serves clients globally through offices in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Houston and Tokyo. For more information, visit

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