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California cleantech opportunities aki luukkainen

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California cleantech opportunities by Aki Luukkainen, Team Finland

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California cleantech opportunities aki luukkainen

  1. 1. Aki Luukkainen, Consulate General of Finland, Los Angeles California Cleantech opportunities
  2. 2. Introduction to California Cleantech – CA is world’s 6th largest market with healthy profits – Front runner of Cleantech in the USA – start here – Strong policy decisions guide planning and procurement – Strong incentives from CA state (independent from US government) – Active cities in cleantech (SF, Palo Alto, LA, SD, Oakland) – There are huge amount of opportunities and high demand for innovative solutions – Business practises are straight forward and commercial piloting is business as usual
  3. 3. Water opportunities – Constant lack of fresh water, high cost – High usage 493 l/person/day vs. 120 (FIN) – Aging infrastructure: Pipe rehabilitation, leak detection, pressure management, metering… – Water quality: Online analysis, improved water treatment, tank and valve controls, pipe flushing, online data… – Localization: waste water treatment, backflow prevention, stormwater collection, satellites & drones, reduction of lead, copper, iron , manganese etc. – San Diego 1B$ desalination plant, water circulation activities…
  4. 4. Renewable Energy – Solar, wind, geothermal, waste to energy, anything that has business sense would do… – LAWDP target: 20% renewables is targeted to be 35% by 2020 and 50% by 2030, open to suggestions – Central valley agriculture waste (wood, fruits, meat etc.) Palm Springs wind power plant Las Vegas Solar Power Plant CA is not yet an open energy market, but need to prepare for that Example: Neste Oil renewable diesel is now used by most of CA cities
  5. 5. Grid and Efficiency – Significant grid development ongoing – Online metering still rare – UCLA Smart Grid demo path to city deliveries – NREL, National Renewable Energy Laboratories piloting opportunities – Port of Los Angeles uses 25M$ for piloting (f.ex. Storage pilot with 6 technologies) – Ports of Long Beach and San Diego… – Building (and production) efficiency, f.ex. 1B$ (green) hotel in Beverly Hills
  6. 6. Mobility, EV etc. – Hybrids and EVs are already a car standard is CA – Heavy EV charging expansions (ex. LA Metro, UCLA etc.) – Infrastructure changes (storage, smart grid) – Open data – Shared economy
  7. 7. Our Network includes for example – Los Angeles area water and energy (LADWP, MWD, Edison etc.) – Member of LA Metro Sustainability Council (2B$ budget) – Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator is leader in the USA – San Diego is very active in cleantech – National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) – Central Valley agriculture and industry – LA is Busiest port with 400B$ trade – California Energy Commission provides project funding
  8. 8. aki.luukkainen@formin.fi Cell +1-310-739-0832 skype aki.luukkainen Join our cleantech sales week in California November 13-17th 2017
  9. 9. Encrypting… – LAWDP = Los Angeles Department of Water and Power – SDG&E = San Diego Gas and Electric – LAMetro = Los Angeles Metro and Bus company – SoCalEdison = Largest electricity provider – NREL = National Renewable Energy Labs – UCLA = University of California Los Angeles
  10. 10. Encrypting… – LAWDP = Los Angeles Department of Water and Power – SDG&E = San Diego Gas and Electric – LAMetro = Los Angeles Metro and Bus company – SoCalEdison = Largest electricity provider – NREL = National Renewable Energy Labs – UCLA = University of California Los Angeles

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