Join Leaders in Energy for an informative evening to network with other clean energy and energy professionals. Come hear a panel on extreme weather events and how utilities and others are employing measures to enhance the resiliency of the power grid, including microgrids. Learn about the status and future of industry career opportunities.
Severe weather is the number one cause of power outages in the United States and costs the economy billions of dollars annually. Moreover, the aging nature of the grid – much of which was constructed over a period of more than one hundred years – has made Americans more susceptible to outages caused by severe weather. (See “Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages,” Executive Office of the President, August 2013).
Come hear the Leaders in Energy panel’s perspective on developments to provide advanced notice of weather threats, improved intelligence on identifying power outages, and efforts underway by American’s public utility sector to enhance the overall resiliency of the electric utility grid, including the use of distributed resources. Workforce challenges and career opportunities in the public power sector will also be discussed.
Christopher (Chris) Strong is one of our panelists. Chris is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office. His office issues the watches, warnings, and advisories for various weather threats for the Mid Atlantic – everything from Tornado Warnings to Winter Storm Watches & Warnings.
Other speakers include:
Mike Hyland, American Public Power Association. Senior Vice President, Engineering Services at the American Public Power Association (APPA) and the APPA expert on issues related to transmission and distribution, safety, smart grid, system planning, industry standards, security, environmental, broadband and energy services.
Carolyn Slaughter, American Public Power Association. Director of Environmental Policy with the American Public Power Association (APPA). Carolyn brings more than 10 years’ professional experience working on environmental and air quality policy issues. She served most recently as the director of strategic planning for Marsulex Environmental Technologies (MET), where she formulated strategies to improve marketing and business plans, and analyzed and monitored regulatory issues. She also provided mergers and acquisitions valuation support.
Deepak Swamy, Business Radar. Founder and CEO of Business Radar, developers of the award-winning iRestore mobile platform and intelligent assistant that helps utility workers restore power more rapidly during an emergency power outage. Deepak is a product leader, former strategy consultant and entrepreneur who has led product teams at three startups and someone who loves travel and new experiences — he has lived and worked on 3 continents.
The panel will be moderated by Carla Fleming, Leaders in Energy. Carla is the Marketing Director for Leaders in Energy. She is also the Principal & Chief Mission Officer for Renewable Marketing LLC, a marketing strategy consulting firm for small businesses.
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Thursday, August 20, 2015
6 - 8 pm
American Power Public Association (APPA), 2451 Crystal City Drive, Suite #1000, Arlington, Virginia 22201
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DOE's Biomass Research & Development Committee Meeting
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Committee.
The purpose of the meeting is to develop advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products. The tentative agenda is expected to include an update on USDA biomass research and development activities, and update on DOE research and development activities, an update on the Biomass Research and Development Initiative, a panel on measuring environmental indicators and assessment, a panel on economic and bioeconomy market development, and a panel on biomass resource development.
Members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the committee.
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Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug 28, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW., Washington, DC 20008
To attend the meeting and/or to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you must contact: Elliott Levine, Designated Federal Official for the Committee, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586-1476; Email: Elliott.Levine@ee.doe.gov and Roy Tiley at (410) 997-7778 ext. 220; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenbuild is Heading to the Hill. The excitement is already building, and Greenbuild 2015 is truly gearing up to be a Monumental Green event. Now's the time to take a look at your calendar and mark November 18-20 as busy. We're bringing back the best education in green building, renowned speakers in the industry, and exciting events for you to attend.
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November 18 - 20, 2015
Washington DC Convention Center