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TRIO Symposium: Technology Innovation and Utility Engagement


The Technology Resource Innovation Outreach (TRIO) program is a statewide initiative in California designed to accelerate market introduction of energy efficient and related demand side management products and services by providing information, training, and access to energy utility resources. TRIO aims to promote early stage innovations that will contribute to California’s energy savings targets for the decades ahead, as well as meeting national goals for energy efficiency.

The agenda included:      

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.    Registration, Breakfast and Networking    

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.    Opening Remarks

  • Edwin Hornquist, Emerging Technologies Program Manager, Southern California Edison

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.    Idea Intake and SCE Governance          

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.    Technology Development Acceleration Panel (Incubator, Accelerator and Funding)

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    Networking Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.    Entrepreneur/Technologists Panel 

  • Teren Abear, Emerging Products Technical Lead, Southern California Edison
  • Ben Taube, SVP, Evaporcool Solutions 
  • Domenico Gelonese, Founder & CEO, Embertech USA LLC
  • Daniel Katz, Market Development Representative, Philips Lighting

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.    Engagement Opportunities Outside ET 

  • Janice Wang, Contract Manager, Southern California Edison  
  • Adrienne Smith, Manager, Southern California Edison      

2:15 p.m.    Closing Remarks                                  

  • Edwin Hornquist

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SCE Energy Education Center, 6090 Irwindale Ave, Irwindale, CA
Event Type
Other ETCC Events
Event Host
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company logo
  • Southern California Edison Company logo
  • Southern California Gas Company logo
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Company logo
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District logo
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power logo
  • CEC logo

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The ETCC is funded in part by ratepayer dollars and the California IOU Emerging Technologies Program, the IOU Codes & Standards Planning & Coordination Subprograms, and the Demand Response Emerging Technologies (DRET) Collaborative programs under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The municipal portion of this program is funded and administered by Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.