ACEP This Week
July 29 – August 2, 2013
(For prior week's news, please visit the ACEP This Week Archive)
US Department of Energy’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy
INE and ACEP management will be meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy on Thursday, August 1st. Assistant Secretary, Chris Smith, will be in Anchorage to speak at the upcoming USAEE conference and to hold meetings with local stakeholders in Alaska. Acting ASFE Smith’s interests will likely build upon (but not be limited to) topics related to the MOU recently signed between DOE-FE and Alaska DNR.
2013 Alaska Rural Energy Conference is Now Online
The Alaska Rural Energy Conference is a three day event offering a large variety of technical sessions covering new and ongoing energy projects in Alaska, as well as new technologies and needs for Alaska's remote communities.
The 2013 Alaska Rural Energy Conference held in Anchorage attracted over 500 people from over 100 villages and towns in Alaska and beyond. ACEP was a proud organizer, together with the Alaska Energy Authority of this timely conference. This year’s conference had over 100 speakers in more than 30 sessions. If you were unable to attend particular sessions of interest to you or if you’d like to review a presentation….it is now online.
Presentations are available for download in PDF format. These documents are linked from the detailed conference agenda located on the REC Website. Available files are highlighted in blue and can be accessed by simply clicking on the presentation title.
Links to all of these documents can also found on the Alaska Rural Energy Conference Website.
32nd USAEE/IAEE North American Conference - Anchorage, Alaska: July 28-31, 2013
ACEP Power Systems Integration (PSI) Program Lead Researcher, Marc Mueller-Stoffels and Daisy Huang, Research Engineer will be attending the USAEE/IAEE North American Conference this week.
The theme of this year's conference is Industry Meets Government: Impact on Energy Use and Development. In the spirit of the theme the conference epigram is from John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge's The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea:
"To keep on doing business, the modern company still needs a franchise from society, and the terms of that franchise still matter enormously.”
As the global economy follows a precarious path to full recovery, the challenge of meeting growing energy needs in an increasingly volatile world with finite resources becomes ever more urgent. All parties – from governments and non-governmental organizations to energy producers and consumers – have a stake in fostering smarter energy development and use that minimizes adverse environment effects and consumer costs. The 32nd USAEE/IAEE North American Conference will address the issues, challenges, and opportunities of industry-government relations as the stakeholders strive to meet their respective goals for commerce and society.
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