Meet The HOMER International Microgrid Conference Keynote Speakers: Dr. Daniel M. Kammen

The 7th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference (HIMC) will take place on Oct. 7–9, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, MA.

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Come and connect with a global community of microgrid professionals for the purpose of advancing high-quality, profitable distributed energy systems in off-grid, remote, and grid-tied settings. This key event is a unique forum for industry experts, policymakers and entrepreneurs to come together to share successes, technologies, business models, and develop goals together to drive our industry forward. We’d like to introduce you to one of our exciting keynote speakers, Dr. Daniel Kammen, who will be providing an overview of the current global microgrid market.

Dr. Daniel M. Kammen is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy and Resources Group where he serves as Chair, the Goldman School of Public Policy where he directs the Center for Environmental Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), and was director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center from 2007 – 2015.

Dr. Kammen was educated in physics at Cornell (BA 1984) and Harvard (MA 1986; PhD 1988), and held postdoctoral positions at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard. He was an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University before moving to the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Kammen has served as a contributing or coordinating lead author on various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 1999.  The IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

He was appointed by then Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in April 2010 as the first energy fellow of the Environment and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA) initiative.  He began service as the Science Envoy for U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry in 2016, but resigned over President Trump’s policies in August, 2017.  He has served the State of California and US federal government in expert and advisory capacities, including time at the US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Energy, the Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Join us at the Virtual 8th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference, October 12-16, 2020.

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