WHAT: The 2022 Evolving Energy Conference, hosted by West Virginia University’s TransTech Energy. Energy and technology experts from academic institutions, federal agencies and corporate partners will convene to discuss the ever-evolving energy sector and needs for the energy transition. Highlights will include multiple networking sessions, panel discussions and an energy technology pitch competition.
WHEN: Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6-7
WHERE: Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, Morgantown
WHO: Erienne Olesh, executive director of faculty and student innovation in the WVU Research Office, Sam Taylor, assistant director of the WVU Energy Institute, Valerie Karplus, associate professor of engineering and public policy, Carnegie Mellon University, White House representatives and other energy-related leaders in academia, government and the corporate world.
NOTES: The Evolving Energy Conference aims to bring together stakeholders to discuss how to build upon the energy strengths of the Appalachian region. During the two-day event, panel discussions will tackle decarbonization, securing energy infrastructure, industry needs and trends, and how universities and non-profits drive innovation, among other topics.
On Thursday (Oct. 6), Taylor will provide a lunchtime presentation on the WVU Energy Institute, followed by a celebration for the Build Back Better Regional Challenge Grant to transform thousands of acres of abandoned West Virginia mining land. That project, led by the Coalfield Development Corporation, with support from WVU, is called Appalachian Climate Technology Now.
Technology showcases will also take place at the conference and an energy technology pitch competition will help close out the event.
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