Agenda

 

Grid Integration is an increasingly critical issue as the demand for electricity rises along with the growing need for reliable and diverse sources of electricity. Although progress has been made to improve grid stability and resiliency, more needs to be done to integrate renewables, batteries, and vehicles into the electric grid. This conference will evaluate the challenges of grid integration and discuss viable solutions.


*Courses are approved with AEE for 0.5 professional development hours (pdh)

 


PRE-CONFERENCE ENERGY CAMP


Sunday, July 22, 4:00-6:00pm - Check-in for scholarship housing

Monday, July 23 - 9:00am - 4:00pm – Optional Energy Camp

Tuesday, July 24 - 9:00am-4:00pm – Optional Energy Camp

Wednesday, July 25 - 9:00am-4:00pm – Optional Energy Camp

Thursday, July 26 - See Conference details below

Friday, July 27 - Check-out for scholarship housing

 


ENERGYPATH CONFERENCE

Wednesday, July 25

TBA – Exhibitor Set-Up

Thursday, July 26 

7:00am-9:00am – Exhibitor Set-Up

8:00am-9:00am – Registration

9:00am-9:30am – Opening Speaker: Dr. Rudy Shankar, Energy Systems Engineering Institute at Lehigh University - "Integration Considerations for the 21st Century Grid: Challenges and Opportunities"

10:00am-10:45am – Breakout Sessions

·         Track A: Joanne Ivancic, Advanced Biofuels - "Advanced Biofuels: Transportation, Cooking and Energy Storage"

·         Track B: Manaf Farhan, EMG International - "Anaerobic Digestion Systems for Electricity Generation"

·         Track C: Dr. Tanay Uyar, Marmara University - "Community Power-based Transition of Cities to 100% Renewable Energy"

·         Track D: Thomas Cleary - "Introduction to Sustainable Energy"


10:00am-12:00pm – Science Fair project set-up

11:00am-11:45am – Breakout Tracks

·         Track A: Steven Strong, Solar Design Associates - "Solar and Storage: The Next Frontier"

·         Track B: Dennis Rowan, Rowan Energy Integration - "Maximizing the Value of Electric Vehicles and Chargers as Grid Distributed Energy                  Energy Resources"

·         Track C: Matt Tripoli, ET Capital - "US Power Markets and Solar Power"

·         Track D: Bill Hennessy, Berks Solar LLC, and Vera Cole, Penn State University - "Solar PV 101"


12:00pm-12:30pm – Lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm – Lunch Speaker: Kenneth Schuyler, PJM Environmental Information Services - "Integration of Renewables to the PJM Grid"


2:00pm-2:45pm – Breakout Sessions

·         Track A: Khaled Bahei-Eldin, Enersys - Energy Storage Systems

·         Track B: Skyler Marzewski, Monitoring Analytics - "The Economics of Demand Response in Electricity Markets"

·         Track C: Rob Altenburg, Penn Future - "Finding PA's Solar Future"

·         Track D: Roy Butler, Four Winds Energy - "Wind 101"


2:00pm-5:00pm – Science Fair Judging

3:00pm-3:45pm – Breakout Tracks

·       Track A: Rebecca Wingenroth, Electric Power Research Institute - "Distributed Energy Resources"

·       Track B: Thomas Bonner, PECO/Exelon Corp - Electric Vehicles

·       Track C: Megan Toomey, PPL - "PPL's Keystone Solar Future Project: Building Tools for Seamless Grid Integration"

·       Track D: Edward McGraw, Andrew Schuster and Shannon Kaplan, Ashley McGraw Architects - "Combining Technology, Beauty and  
                Meaning in the New SEF Net Zero Energy Office Building, Part 1"


4:00pm-4:45pm – Breakout Tracks

·       Track A: Larry Eighmy, Stone House Group and Nick DeSalvo, LVAIC - "Developing an Energy Strategy for Sustainability to meet Climate Action Planning Goals"

·         Track C: Electric Vehicles

·         Track C: George Sey, PECO/Exelon Corp - Smart Solar Inverter Technologies

·         Track D: Edward McGraw, Andrew Schuster and Shannon Kaplan, Ashley McGraw Architects - "Combining Technology, Beauty and  
                 Meaning in the New SEF Net Zero Energy Office Building, Part 2"


5:00pm – Expo

6:00pm – Dinner, Keynote, and Science Fair Awards


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Keynote Speaker: Patrick McDonnell, Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection

                                               Gladys Brown, Chair of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

            

 

*Courses are approved with AEE for 0.5 professional development hours (pdh)

 

 

 



Register for Energypath

Register today for Energypath 2018 and secure your spot through our online registration system.

Conference registration is $125 and includes your choice of sessions, lunch on Thursday and access to the exhibition area.

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Thursday, July 26th, 2018 | DeSales University

 

Energypath is the Mid-Atlantic’s premiere sustainable energy conference to connect professionals, policymakers,
and academics in the sustainable energy industry. 

Grid integration is an increasingly critical issue as the demand for electricity rises along with the growing need for reliable and 
diverse sources of electricity.  Although progress has been made to improve grid stability and resiliency, more needs to be done 
to integrate renewables, batteries, and vehicles into the electric grid.  This conference will evaluate the challenges of
 grid integration and discuss viable solutions. 


 

Sponsorship: 

Organizations with an interest are actively encouraged to take part in the conference.  If you are interested in sponsorship 
  opportunities, please contact Kristen Sehn at 610-264-4440 or ksehn@thesef.org for more information.

 

 


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