California may be half a world away from places like Sweden and Finland but for the eighth consecutive year, San Diego will host a renewable energy conference on Nov. 15 that will feature a collection of policy experts, industry leaders and clean-tech innovators.
“We think the frame of mind in Southern California and Scandinavia is very much the same,” said Hans Janzon, president of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-San Diego. “We all try to be climate smart and have as small a footprint as we can.”
Topics include growth in renewable energy markets, developments in energy storage and demand response — that is, how consumers can affect the operation of the electric grid by reducing or shifting their electricity usage during peak periods. Twelve companies from Scandinavia are scheduled to take part in the conference.