What a year 2019 was for EPIcenter! We are proud of what we have accomplished with the support of our friends and partners and are excited to move forward into the new decade with building momentum. Checkout what we’ve been up to and what’s coming up for EPIcenter.
For 2019 EPIcenter hosted four installments of the Global Lecture Series.
Dr. Luise Marie-Wolff made the journey all the way from Darmstadt, Germany in February to have a conversation with Paula Gold-Willaims, CEO of CPS Energy, about the differences and the many things they share as public utility leaders.
In May, EPIcenter hosted the San Antonio premiere of the documentary Thirst for Power, based on a book by Dr. Michael E. Webber, followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Webber, Dr. Cris Eugster, COO of CPS Energy, Robert Puente, CEO of San Antonio Water System, and the director of the film, Mat Hames.
September brought former Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos to Trinity University to discuss using New Energy projects as an economic development tool.
The final topic of the year in November brought the learnings and challenges that might be applied in the Texas grid from Hawaii's longstanding efforts to move toward 100 percent renewable power generation. Hawaiian Electric's Jim Ajello explored the ups and downs in a fireside chat with Dr. Eugster.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the speakers and topics for the Global Lecture Series in 2020, we hope to see you there!
Just two years old, the EEIA is actively working with startups from across Texas and the country, even from Canada!
This group of entrepreneurs is developing everything from a smart building platform creating a feedback loop for energy efficiency to a new battery inverter system to replace traditional diesel-powered generators for work vehicles and RVs. EPIcenter's clients are tackling energy-related problems from all angles.
Congratulations to EPIcenter client EnVault for recently winning the competition for the Geekdom Fund prize of $25,000!
Exciting things are to come in 2020, starting with an expansion into Houston after the first of the year. EPIcenter will be offering a seminar for early stage startups in partnership with The Cannon.
The P in EPIcenter stands for partnerships and we could not do all we do without these valuable relationships!
EPIcenter's work with strategic partners like Itron, Geekdom, Electric Power Research Institute, and many more, exponentially increases our impact in energy thought leadership and innovation.
Our inaugural white paper focused on the topic of Solar+Storage is set to be published in early 2020 and is the product of a strong partnership with CPS Energy and Southwest Research Institute.
In 2020, EPIcenter is looking forward to continuing to build relationships with partner organizations in the San Antonio region and across the country. Institutions range from corporates, universities, utilities, entrepreneurial support organizations, as well as, other NGO's and more.