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Twelfth Annual Symposium on Energy
in the 21st Century

THE ELECTRIC GRID

*INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

*CYBERSECURITY

*RESILIENCY

*MICRO GRIDS

*WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

 
April 8, 2016
At The Links, East Syracuse, New York
Registration now open. Register now!

  Dear Colleagues and Friends,

RHEA JEZER, Ph.D
Director & Chair

We did it again! The Eleventh Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century packed the hall. On April 17, 2015, nearly 400 people gathered to learn, participate and network. Many have attended all eleven years! Now we are announcing the Twelfth Annual Symposium and an outstanding group of speakers will be gathering to share with you the most cutting edge energy policy and plans for the future in our state, our region and the country. This year we will be focusing on "The Electric Grid", talking about integration of renewable energy, resiliency and micro grid possibilities, and very importantly cybersecurity for protection of our grids. We will also talk about how this will affect the job market. A special speaker will be talking about the Paris accords and how renewable energy is included. We have also included a new trip in the afternoon.

The Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century has been noted as one of the most important energy conferences in the Northeast and attendance is capped at 400. Held in E. Syracuse, NY, the Symposium provides a venue for a diverse population to join together in a non-partisan multi-disciplinary conversation and learning experience on sustainability and renewable energy. The excitement and warmth in the audience as well as among the speakers is palpable and “electric”, partially due to the fabulous speakers and also to the quality of those who attend.

The attendees range from students to highly professionals, all interested in the future of renewable energy. CEOs of corporations, top leaders of environmental organizations, state commissioners, sustainability directors, engineers, architects, city planners, representatives from the offices of elected official both on the federal, state and local levels, farmers, town supervisors, mayors, municipal planners, college faculty and students as well as interested citizens.

We are very fortunate to partner with WRVO, our local NPR affiliate, who record our Symposium. To hear the speakers and panel discussions from the 2015 Symposium, go to:http://wrvo.org/post/renewable-energy-perception-vs-reality. For 2014 Symposium go to:http://wrvo.org/post/next-decade-renewable-energy, and for 2013 go to:  http://wrvo.org/post/planning-net-zero-energy-footpring The registration fee for the day, including breakfast and lunch, is minimal but we could not produce the Symposium and newsletter without the continued support of our sponsors. Please make sure to thank them and better yet, become a sponsor or patron. Check the sponsors link and sign up.

Make sure to register early. As usual, it is always a pleasure hearing from you and I look forward to seeing you on April 8, 2016, if not before.  Rhea


Rhea Jezer, Ph.D
Symposium Director and Chair
rjezer@gmail.com

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Twelfth Annual

Symposium on Energy
in the 21st Century 

THE ELECTRIC GRID

*INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

*CYBERSECURITY

*RESILIENCY

*MICRO GRIDS

*WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

 April 8, 2016 
 
 FEATURING:
 
  
MATT DRISCOLL, NYS Commissioner
Department of Transportation  
 
ERFAN IBRAHIM, Ph.D NREL
Center Director, Cyber-Physical
Systems Security & Resilience R&D  
 
 
AARON MAIR, Sierra Club
President            
     
 
MIKE LONGDEN, President
Utility Workers of AmericaSierra Club
 
 
HERMAN WIEGMAN, Ph.D General Electric Principal Engineer        
General Electric’s Global Research Center
 
 
DENNIS ELSENBECK, National Grid
Regional Director  Energy Solutions,  
  
  (Moderator)
Director Energy & Transportation Program
 
Welcome to The Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century.

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