CRES Conference - Renewables Powering Forward, Golden, Colorado, August 6

  • 6 August 2022
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 05:00 PM
  • Event Host : Colorado Renewable Energy Society
  • Event Location : Jefferson Unitarian, 14350 West 32nd Avenue, Golden, CO, 80401, United States
Renewable Energy Conference
Event Description

This conference will show how key elements in this evolving energy landscape fit together and why we stand a real chance to solve climate when we solve energy.

The sessions focus on selected pillars of the energy transition, starting with the requirements for a modernized power grid that can handle intermittent and distributed renewables, and the big role for storage in making the grid reliable.
The conference visits promising new solar contenders, namely floating solar and agrivoltaics, both of which allow solar to coexist while doubling income streams without monopolizing valuable real estate. The conference will also take a look at community solar.
Microgrids produce, store and manage power on site, and were chiefly used as diesel fueled emergency power. But as renewable microgrids become cheaper and more reliable than power from transmission lines ’grid defection’ might shake up the system.
The final session examines Colorado’s leadership in the energy transition with presenters who helped to make it happen.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Colorado Renewable Energy Society
  • Agenda
    • S-0 Opening remarks

      S-1 Keynote Hunter Lovins & Scott King: Why Students & Entrepreneurs Will Solve Climate
      Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions
      Scott King, Mission Zero

      S-2 The New Grid: Balancing Transmission, Storage, & Local Energy
      Kyri Baker, CU Boulder
      Nate Blair, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
      David Hurlbut, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
      Ron Sinton, Sinton Instruments

      S-3 Solar Beyond Rooftops: Whatever Floats Your Load
      Sika Gadzanku, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
      Jordan Macknick, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
      Pivot Energy or SunShare Community Solar

      S-4 Building Electrification: The Whole Enchilada In Half an Hour
      Christine Brinker, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)
      Josh Lake, Elephant Energy

      S-5 Microgrids: From Micro to Mega?
      Peter Lilienthal, Homer Energy, UL
      Sunil Cherian, Spirae
      Larry Sherwood, Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

      S-6 Colorado’s Leadership In The Energy Transition
      Jonny Rogers, Denver, Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency
      Vince Calvano, Colorado Renewable Energy Society
      Will Toor, CEO, Colorado’s Energy Office

      S-7 Keynote Michael Barnard: What’s Wrong With “All Of The Above”?
      Michael Barnard, The Future Is Electric

      S-8 Closing remarks
  • Event type
    • Conference

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