Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Rensselaer’s Energy, Environment, and Economics Discussion Series -- “Cheaper, Cleaner, More Reliable: The Connecticut Energy Model”

Rensselaer’s Hartford Campus continues its Energy, Environment, and Economics Discussion Series on March 3, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Special guest, Alex Kragie, Deputy Chief of Staff, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), will give a presentation entitled, “Cheaper, Cleaner, More Reliable: The Connecticut Energy Model.” He will discuss Connecticut’s support of fuel cell technology and “micro-grids” – electricity infrastructure with generation and/or storage capacity independent of regional grids, to ensure continuing operation through brownouts or disasters like Superstorm Sandy. 

Rensselaer at Hartford participated in the 22nd World Energy Congress in Korea. Related to this event, Rensselaer’s Hartford Campus has hosted a continuing discussion series exploring pertinent topics. The purpose of this series is to provide a forum for experts, corporate leaders, community participants, faculty, and students to engage in intellectual dialogues pertaining to today’s global energy and environmental challenges. This event will be the fourth session of the Discussion Series and the first session of the Spring 2014 term.

The Discussion Series is free and open to all. Food and beverages are provided at each session, starting with a reception at 5 p.m. and a light meal at 6:30 p.m. James Stodder, Ph.D., Professor of Practice, Rensselaer at Hartford, will give insights and perspectives during the introduction at the event. Summaries of previous sessions of the Discussion Series and related materials are available on the web at: http://www.ewp.rpi.edu/news_and_events/events/eeed_series/index.html.

Register for this interactive forum on energy solutions at: http://apply.ewp.rpi.edu/register/?id=6df4180b-995a-4260-9b1f-fceaf91a4df2. For more information, please contact Clarence Byers, Senior Program Manager, at 860-548-2479; 800-306-7778, ext. 2479; or byersc@rpi.edu.

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