EPIcenter's Global Lecture Series III is entitled "Powering Transformation: German and US Perspectives" and is the featured evening program on the first day of the City of the Future Conference. The conference will be held February 25-26, 2019, at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, Texas.
Utilities across the globe are engaging innovative technologies that affect the ways their customers and communities will function in the future. Europe and the United States have approached these opportunities in a variety of ways. This event will compare and contrast the approaches of two globally recognized municipally owned utilities, one in Germany and the other in the United States, in terms of smart city initiatives, renewables/decarbonization, and mobility/transportation. It is the third in EPIcenter's Global Lecture Series, a program launched in 2018 to bring global new energy thought leaders to San Antonio. The event is free and open to the public, but online registration is required (see below.) Light bites and libations will be served.
WHEN: Monday, February 25, 2019
6:00 pm Doors Open/Reception
6:30 pm Program and Q&A
8:00 pm Event Concludes
WHERE: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
EPIcenter presented a dynamic discussion about the ways the electric power grid is changing and why business owners and the public should pay attention. This informal “fireside chat” included commentary on the energy sector’s stewarding of the grid and how customers will be more empowered in the future. The event was the second in EPIcenter’s Global Lecture Series, a program launched earlier in 2018 to bring global new energy thought leaders to San Antonio.
In June 2018, EPIcenter introduced a new lecture series that brings global new energy thought leaders to San Antonio. The first lecture was provided by Lynn Abramson, PhD, President of the Clean Energy Business Network, who examined national trends and local opportunities in the new energy economy.
Renewable energy, energy efficiency, and natural gas represent the growth sectors of the U.S. energy economy. Renewable energy and natural gas now account for half of electricity generation across the U.S.--and more than 60% in Texas. Thanks to efficiency improvements, GDP has been growing without a corresponding increase in energy use. Meanwhile, on average, U.S. households are devoting a smaller share of their total household budgets towards electricity than at any time ever recorded. How can Texas--and San Antonio in particular--leverage its existing energy leadership to create new economic opportunities in these growth sectors? This conversation with Dr. Abramson examined trends and opportunities at the national scale and in Texas fueling the clean energy economy.
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