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Joint Venture Silicon Valley has launched the Smart Energy Enterprise Development Zone (SEEDZ) initiative, which is focused on building an advanced commercial power network in California's Silicon Valley.

Local energy customers, energy providers, municipalities, institutions and utility interests are collaborating to build the smart energy network. Founding partners and directors of the initiative include the Electric Power Research Institute, Applied Materials, Pacific Gas & Electric, Google, Juniper Networks and the cities of Sunnyvale and Mountain View.

Centered in a zone spanning north Sunnyvale, north Mountain View and Moffett Field, the SEEDZ initiative encompasses a portfolio of smart energy elements, including practices, standards and technologies for efficiency, renewable energy, grid performance and business model integration, according to Joint Venture.

To lead the initiative, the organization has appointed Don Bray executive director. Bray co-founded AltaTerra Research, a market research and consulting firm focused on clean technology solutions for the enterprise marketplace.

"Smart energy matters to the world, and uniquely so in Silicon Valley," says Russell Hancock, Joint Venture’s president and CEO. "It promises essential long-term economic and environmental benefits. For many reasons, Silicon Valley sits at the heart of the emerging ‘nexus’ between energy, electronics and information technology, and sustainability. Until now, there is no such large-scale collaboration in Silicon Valley. That's why Joint Venture has undertaken this important project."

Click here to learn more about the SEEDZ initiative.



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