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2020 SPEAKER SERIES

The Maryland Clean Energy Center is charging up for a series of timely and informative webinars!

Plug yourself and your organization into this professional development program, designed to connect speakers and stakeholders, with a focus on current events in the evolving energy economy.

 

September 3 through November 5, 2020
Thursdays, from 10:30 AM – Noon

SESSION OVERVIEWS

Session speaker info, registration links & additional details will be posted soon!

State of the Sector: Impacts of COVID-19 on the Energy Economy

Thursday, September 3, 2020, from 10:30 AM - Noon 

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The pandemic has been a game changer for so many aspects of the economy and the energy sector is no exception. Join us for a macro look at the current impacts and market trends occurring that will shape our energy future globally, nationally, and regionally. From job losses and future employment opportunities to fluctuating oil prices and on-shoring of the supply chain; this section offers high level perspectives to better position you for a future of the energy economy.

Access to Capital: Future Strategies to Support Advanced Energy

Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 10:30 AM - Noon 

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The proposed federal Clean Energy Jobs Act would provide a targeted investment of public capital to leverage greater private capital funding for clean energy infrastructure, as part of an economic recovery strategy. What is the likelihood of a related bill passing in the political environment today? How will Maryland state leaders strategically target the investment of available resources to meet energy and greenhouse goals with the economic conditions faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? Will private capital markets remain engaged in the energy sector and will impact investing continue to trend? Cash in on info offered during this important session!

Moving Toward Energy as a Service

Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 10:30 AM - Noon 

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In an era where budgets are tight, implementation of cost saving measures has become critical to maintaining viable operations of buildings and facilities. Companies, communities and institutions are now examining the energy as a service business model as a way to upgrade critical infrastructure, better manage costs of consumption, and monetize assets through a comprehensive package of solutions. Participants will learn about the application of technical and operational strategies to gain efficiency savings, increase resiliency and remove risks, but retain long term decision making rights using this innovative strategy.

Emerging Energy Storage Solutions & Grid Modernization

Thursday, September 24, 2020, from 10:30 AM - Noon 

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Managing the MOPR: Maryland Response to FERC Order

Thursday, October 1, 2020, from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Extended Session

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A divided Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order in December of 2019 directing the PJM Interconnection to dramatically expand its Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) to nearly all state-subsidized capacity resources. The order will have a significant impact on the capacity market which serves Maryland ratepayers. Will regulators, utilities, and consumers be able to find common ground in responding to the order? Find out how retail rates will be impacted and what this directive could mean to mandated renewable energy supply goals in law today. Be informed. Be VERY informed. Don’t miss this extended session!

Optimal Solar Siting for Maryland

Thursday, October 8, 2020, from 10:30 AM - Noon 

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Ensuring Building Health: Leveraging Technology for Efficient Operation and Safe Environments

Thursday, October 15, 2020, from 10:30 AM - Noon 

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As society transitions to the “new normal,” plans for coming back with confidence are being developed. Cost effective operation of buildings and facilities is even more important in light of current economic realities. Business, government, and academia faced with the challenge of re-opening shops, offices, and campuses, safely, will find this session helpful. Presenters will examine building automation and control technologies and strategies to safely manage the built environment.

Adding Resilience to the Energy Equation

Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 10:30 AM - Noon 

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Advancing Energy Innovation as an Economic Development Strategy

Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 10:30 AM - Noon 

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Evolving energy technologies, moving from research and development in the lab to the marketplace, provide a new foundation for economic development. States like Colorado, Massachusetts, and New York are strategically targeting public investment to support commercialization and create jobs in start-up companies. Learn about the cutting edge energy technologies moving through the commercialization pipeline from a national perspective, and what it will take to position Maryland for success in this space.

The Future of Nuclear Energy

Thursday, November 5, 2020, from 10:30 AM - Noon 

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