The Future of Clean Tech

Did you know that energy analysts and regulators formally refer to the shape of California’s electricity demand as resembling the shape of a duck?

California’s renewable concentration on any given day reaches upwards of 80%. With a 100% renewable goal by 2045, California’s utility grid is rapidly evolving. This significant increase in renewable energy effects grid stability.

This panel session will discuss the ways in which innovative technologies and solutions are re-shaping the “duck”, changing the way we power our buildings and make our society cleaner.


Jessica Mahler, Sr. Manager Mechanical Engineering, Bloom Energy

Jessica Mahler has been designing, building and deploying distributed energy generation solutions for over a decade. She currently manages a team of Mechanical, Component Development and Compliance engineers focused on System Engineering at Bloom Energy. Jessica holds a Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering both from Stanford University. She lives in Palo Alto with her husband and two daughters.

Karim Farhat, PhD, Director of Mobility Solutions, ENGIE Impact
Karim Farhat is a clean transportation leader and nationally distinguished under-forty utility and energy innovator, with extensive experience in transportation electrification and smart mobility, distributed energy resources, and clean fuels. Karim currently serves as the Director of Mobility Solutions at ENGIE Impact and previously held strategic technology roles at Pacific Gas & Electric, The Boston Consulting Group, SunEdison and Shell. Karim holds a PhD in Management Science and Engineering and a Masters in Energy Resources Engineering from Stanford University, and a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Spencer Rosen, Regional Sales Manager, Enphase Energy

Spencer Rosen is a leader, project developer, sales executive, educator, and manager with 15 years of experience in clean-tech specializing in solar electricity, energy storage, energy efficiency, and building science. He has deep technical expertise in the home energy space and a proven track record developing effective energy-saving solutions. Spencer currently serves as the Regional Sales Manager for Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company,  where he was the winner of Enphase’s Innovation Award and has been spearheading the creation of Enphase’s energy storage design tool.  He also is the founder of Home Energy Academy and regularly teaches courses through SDG&E’s Energy Innovation Center.  He previously was the CEO/President of Energy Integrity, a whole-home energy efficiency, solar and storage installation company in San Diego. Spencer has a B.A. from the University of California, Davis, and lives with his wife and two young daughters in San Diego, CA.


Michelle Bogen, Manager, Advanced Powertrain, BMW of North America, LLC
Michelle Bogen is an engineering professional with a passion for research and development. She currently works at BMW of North America, managing a diverse engineering team who are working at the forefront of electric vehicle technology. Prior to joining BMW, Michelle worked at the Center for Sustainable Energy, researching battery second-life and smart charging. Michelle holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

Event Details

Tuesday, October 13th
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Pre-Registration is Required

Event is Free via Zoom