How do we move toward tangible action with regard to Transportation and Mobility in Washington D.C.? On December 8th, 2016, energy industry experts participated in Advanced Energy Group’s Stakeholder Breakfast on Transportation and Mobility. Stakeholders met and discussed ways in which participation in data gathering, problem-framing the transportation industry and Electric Vehicles (EVs), and the generation of reliable power in order to move could provide a deliverable product through scaling existing initiatives and better incentivizing end-usage.
On Thursday December 1st, the Chicago Advanced Energy Group will be holding their next Stakeholder Breakfast event focused on Energy, Mobility, and Transportation in the Chicagoland area. Chicago Advanced Energy organizes quarterly stakeholder forums aimed at bringing together key thought leaders in the energy field in Chicago. The goal of these forums is to foster constructive dialogue and build connections in order to bring about equitable and tangible solutions in the field.
The Chicago Advanced Energy Stakeholder Breakfast took place on September 22nd, 2016 and was focused on Technology, Buildings, & Distributed Energy System Optimization.
The discussion leaders included:
- Steve Humes, Partner, Holland & Knight
- Chris Wheat, Chief Sustainability Officer & Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Mayor, Chicago
- Bob Wengel, Vice President of Facilities, Shedd Aquarium
- Koben Calhoun, Manager Commercial Energy Initiative, Rocky Montain Institute
- Ryan Tinus, Director, Tishman Speyer and Chicago BOMA Energy and Sustainability
- Matthew Lynch, Chief Product Officer, Bractlet
- Rainer vor dem Esche, Managing Director, Storenetic
How can we develop smart, viable solutions to achieve greater reductions in energy demand and make advancements on sustainability initiatives? On September 8, various energy industry professionals across Washington D.C. met to discuss and identify issues respective to technology, buildings, and distributed energy optimization. The ideas and thoughts exchanged on bringing in new technologies and scaling existing initiatives presented a wide array of paths forward.
Technology, Buildings and Distributed Energy Optimization fueled the conversation at the most recent Chicago Advanced Energy Stakeholders Breakfast on September 22, offering an incredible line-up of influential industry and political leaders to address the impact technology has on building energy use.
Andrew Levitt is Senior Market Strategist at PJM Interconnection, where he assess emerging technologies for opportunities to strengthen PJM markets. Previously, he directed the vehicle-to-grid program at NRG Energy in collaboration with University of Delaware. He started in the power industry as Project Controls Manager for coal plant upgrades at the Public Service Company of New Mexico.
On September 14, 2016, New York Advanced Energy hosted their quarterly Stakeholder Breakfast focused on Technology, Buildings and Distributed Generation Optimization. H.G. Chissell the Executive Director of New York Advanced Energy moderated the conversation. At its onset, the presentations by all the different panelists shed light on critical concerns within each of the sectors. From the different mechanisms that ConEdison is employing to push for the integration of distributed resources to data driven approaches for customer acquisition and real time results, the panelists addressed a host of issues that are critical in paving the future of distributed energy resources (DERs), a critical issue in New York City that houses a large number of buildings.
- Ossama Ayesh, Advanced Energy Fellow
On Thursday, September 8, Washington Advanced Energy will hold a Stakeholders Breakfast to discuss issues around technology, buildings, and distributed energy optimization. Washington Advanced Energy is the result of a number of meetings facilitated by engaged stakeholders with the view to create viable and equitable solutions that meet key needs and desired outcomes.
Megacities use 9% of world’s electricity. New York City is the world’s largest mega-city, by far. In areas of extreme congestion, there is a significant, and growing need for consumers to reduce their electric load at peak times to prevent grid outages, preserve existing electric infrastructure and contain network damages – all of which translate into higher costs to the ratepayer and greater economic benefits for customer sided distributed energy resources (DERs).
Q2 Chicago Advanced Energy (CAE) Stakeholders Breakfast, held June 8 at Holland & Knight, focused on the challenges and successes related to “Grid Optimization with Buildings for Smarter Cities.”