The United States will host the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco, California, on June 1 & 2, 2016. The Clean Energy Ministerial is the follow-up meeting to the COP21 U.N. Convention of Parties climate change talks last December in Paris. The participating energy ministries include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

CEM71CEM7 will bring the global energy policymakers together with visionaries from the business and investment communities and other clean energy experts to drive high-impact, real-world action. In addition to ministerial working sessions and public-private roundtable discussions, CEM7 will feature a clean energy action day with opportunities for the energy ministers and business leaders to highlight ambitious clean energy efforts and announce new actions to help achieve national and global clean energy goals.

Sandia will participate (Booth #314) in the two-day tented technology exhibit in San Francisco’s Union Square showcasing our clean energy technologies driving clean energy deployment.

  • Research and development approaches that ensure physical and cyber protection of the nation’s energy infrastructure, featuring a large touch screen display used to illustrate some of Sandia’s open source tools, computer simulations (including cyber-physical interface to show how cyber-initiated events affect the physical world, National Fuels Transportation Model Network Tool used to inform the QER: Simulating impacts of Disruptions to Liquid Fuels Infrastructure, Cyber Threat Analysis of the California Electric Grid)
  • Hardware 2-3 examples including Weasel Board and Wide-Area Damping Control
  • Showcase representative: Carol Adkins, Director of Sandia’s Renewable Systems & Energy Infrastructure Program

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About the Clean Energy Ministerial

The Energy Department helped launch the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in 2010. CEM is a forum where the nations who lead the world in clean energy innovation can share ideas and work together toward a low-carbon future. At this year’s Seventh Annual Clean Energy Ministerial meeting, CEM7, energy ministers and business leaders from more than 25 countries will tackle a number of challenges, including laying the groundwork for meeting the goals outlined in the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement and pushing for even more ambitious action over time.

But CEM is more than just a meeting. It’s also a collection of groundbreaking campaigns and initiatives that provide people around the world with the tools they need to join the clean energy revolution. Here are 10 ways that CEM is advancing clean energy worldwide.