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SFAE Q2 Recap: Stakeholders Set Tasks for Grid Modernization in the Building Sector

SFAE Q2 Recap: Stakeholders Set Tasks for Grid Modernization in the Building Sector

A wide array of perspectives regarding smart buildings and grid modernization were on display at the Q2 SFAE Stakeholder Meeting on May 9, 2019. Stakeholders such as the City of San Francisco, the California Independent Systems Operator, private industry, and others held lively conversations to develop pathways to expanding the adoption of smart building technology in the city.

CAE Q1 Recap: Exploring Innovation in Regulatory Sandboxes

CAE Q1 Recap: Exploring Innovation in Regulatory Sandboxes

The debate was lively at the Q1 Advanced Energy Group breakfast in Chicago, IL on March 14th. It was no easy task defining the most pressing resiliency issue in Chicago related to microgrids and infrastructure challenges.  Chicago, though perhaps not considered the most “at risk” city in terms of climate change, has its share of climate-related threats to human health and well-being.

WAE Q4 Recap: Increasing Low-Carbon Mobility

WAE Q4 Recap: Increasing Low-Carbon Mobility

On December 13, AEG convened its final Stakeholder Breakfast of 2018. This breakfast focused on Mobility & Transportation as they relate to DC’s clean energy goals. Speakers from Pepco, WMATA, the District Department of Transportation, and UPS gave presentations outlining their answer to the question, “What is the critical challenge I focus on regarding Mobility & Transportation related to Washington DC’s clean energy goals?”

AEG NYAE Q4 Recap: Managing the Transportation Transformation

AEG NYAE Q4 Recap: Managing the Transportation Transformation

Advanced Energy Group’s New York stakeholders convened on November 29 at the Duane Morris office near Times Square to discuss energy challenges related to Mobility and Transportation. HG opened the conversation by stating the goal of the session: work together as a group to prioritize energy challenges and solutions associated with greening New York’s transportation sector.

WAE Q3 2018 Recap: IoT, Technology, & Innovation

WAE Q3 2018 Recap: IoT, Technology, & Innovation

There sense of urgency surrounding Washington D.C’s AEG Q3 Stakeholder Breakfast provided a productive backdrop for the meeting. The room of experts covered the unique challenges facing the DC energy sector and the event culminated in the formation of a task force with the twin goals of collating all the relevant data necessary to create a platform and organizing an event to explore the solutions that can be developed with this data.

BAE Q3 2018 Recap: IoT, Technology & Innovation

BAE Q3 2018 Recap: IoT, Technology & Innovation

Boston’s Q3 IoT Series has become one of AEG’s most successful events. With a full house at Holland & Knight, energy stakeholders discussed specific problems related to advancing IoT for the City of Boston. AEG founder H.G. was so pleased with the results, he shared a public thank you note for the attendees, highlighting what he appreciated most and what he hoped for moving forward.

2018 BAE Q2: Healthcare Stakeholder Lunch

2018 BAE Q2: Healthcare Stakeholder Lunch

Advanced Energy Group hosted the first ever post-breakfast lunch in Boston on June 14th for a specific stakeholder group and sector: Energy Strategies in Healthcare.  This stakeholder lunch was facilitated by Navigant’s Ken Horne, Director for Smart Grid. Considering the trail-blazing nature of Boston’s healthcare facilities in regard to Smart Buildings, this lunch entailed fascinating presentations and conversations regarding the energy strategy and management of these critical facilities.

2018 BAE Q2: Smart Buildings & Grid Modernization

2018 BAE Q2: Smart Buildings & Grid Modernization

Boston’s Q2 series on Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization this past June brought together a diverse crowd of energized and engaged stakeholders to discuss the city’s future energy system. The series entailed a variety of events that provided attendees the opportunity to establish and reinforce relationships, to exchange diverse perspectives, and to take leadership roles within the local energy stakeholder community.

2018 WAE Q2: Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization

2018 WAE Q2: Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization

The Washington Advanced Energy (WAE) Q2 Stakeholder Breakfast started with a call to urgency, HG Chissell - Founder and CEO of AEG - emphasized the importance of finding grid modernization solutions that were meaningful, effective, and would truly address the challenges facing D.C.’s energy sector in the long run. The risk stakeholders face is providing a well-meaning solution that is ultimately an unhelpful, quick fix.

2018 CAE Q2 Recap: Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization

2018 CAE Q2 Recap: Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization

On May 31, 2018, Chicago Advanced Energy held its Stakeholder Breakfast on the topic of Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization. Once the room was at capacity and coffee was on the table, H.G. Chissell – CEO of Advanced Energy Group – kicked off the meeting. The group then heard five presentations from discussion leaders, who offered their takes on smart buildings and grid modernization:

2018 NYAE Q2 Recap: Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization

2018 NYAE Q2 Recap: Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization

NYAE hosted its Q2 event keeping with the theme of Smart Buildings and Grid Modernization, on 24th of May 2018. The event brought together discussion leaders and participants to collectively take on the most pressing challenges faced by the urban energy ecosystem in New York, which includes modernizing the grid, retrofitting existing buildings, developing incentives and value propositions for building owners, and recent policy implications.

2018 CAE Q1 Recap: Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure, and Microgrids

2018 CAE Q1 Recap: Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure, and Microgrids

On March 1, 2018, Chicago Advanced Energy held its Stakeholder Breakfast on the topic of Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure, and Microgrids. The packed room was sold out almost two weeks prior to the event thanks to the high calibre of discussion leaders that sparked a lot of anticipation. 

2018 BAE Q1 Recap: Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure, and Microgrids

2018 BAE Q1 Recap: Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure, and Microgrids

Prior to the Boston Stakeholder Series, Massachusetts endured three Nor’easters within two weeks, resulting in a peak of 360,000+ customers without power. Infrastructure repairs were still in progress, and another storm was already brewing, making the days’ conversation very relevant.

2018 WAE Q1 Recap: Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure & Microgrids

2018 WAE Q1 Recap: Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure & Microgrids

On February 22, Advanced Energy Group held its first Stakeholder Breakfast of the year in Washington, DC. The topic this time: Resiliency, Critical Infrastructure, and Microgrids. After the significant damage wrought by last year’s hurricane season, the subjects were more relevant than ever. The event’s large attendance reflected the importance of the subject matter, as the room was filled to capacity.

2017 NYAE Q4: Mobility and Transportation

2017 NYAE Q4: Mobility and Transportation

New York Advanced Energy Group’s Q4 2017 Stakeholder Breakfast on the topic of Mobility and Transportation, co-hosted by Duane Morris, highlighted challenges and success stories of the city’s transportation sector. Speakers at the forefront of mobility and transportation, including John Markowitz of New York Power Authority, Thomas Abdallah and Nora Ostrovskaya of MTA, Mark Simon of NYC DOT, Tim Kruekniet of EVBox, and Nick Hill of ReachNow car sharing by BMW, led the discussion on policies, goals, and new technologies for the city of New York. The stakeholder member discussion tapped into collective thought, solutions, and innovative ideas for a more effective and sustainable transportation sector for New York City.