ASERTTI Fall Meeting
October 5-6, 2011 - Cleveland, OH

Agenda & Presentations

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

12:00 p.m.
Opening Remarks and Officer Election

  • David Terry, Executive Director, ASERTTI
  • Lawrence Boyd, Director of Industrial Technology Programs, Energy Industries of Ohio
  • Frank Murray, Chair, ASERTTI; President and CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

12:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m.
Solar Power and Space
This session explores the game-changing technology innovation underway in solar power applications in space exploration at the Glen Research Center.

2:00 p.m.
Overview of Energy Industries of Ohio – Programs and Outlook
Energy Industries of Ohio (EIO) has led critical research and training programs in a variety of industrial areas.  This overview presentation from our Fall Meeting host reviews EIO’s successful projects and programs.

  • Lawrence Boyd, Director of Industrial Technology Programs, Energy Industries of Ohio

2:45 p.m.

3:00 p.m.
New York State Research and Development Authority Update
Energy research and development has been a central responsibility at NYSERDA since its inception in 1975.  This presentation focuses on some of NYSERDA's key research programs and provides an update on the innovative energy technology commercialization underway in New York.   

  • Peter Douglas, Director, Energy Efficiency Research and Development, NYSERDA

3:45 p.m.
Updates from ASERTTI Members and Partners
Our annual update session includes informal presentations and remarks from ASERTTI members and others attendees that utilize this opportunity to share their most interesting and recent projects and program ideas.  It is also a time when members solicit interest from others in forming new collaborative projects.

4:45 p.m.
ASERTTI Executive Committee Meeting

6:30 p.m.
Organized Dinner Networking Event (Included in Registration)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Overview of the Agenda

  • David Terry, Executive Director, ASERTTI

8:45 a.m.
Advanced Energy Update
Advanced Energy’s leadership in a number of energy efficiency technology transfer areas is well known.  This update session looks at some of Advanced Energy’s key industrial and commercial priority projects and programs, as well as other recent initiatives.

9:30 a.m.
Capabilities and Recent Projects at the BGSU Center of Excellence for Sustainability and the Environment
Bowling Green State University’s (BGSU) Center of Excellence in Sustainability and the Environment develops new strategies and technologies related to renewable resources.  This session looks at the Center’s research partnerships across photovoltaics, wind energy, and other sustainable technologies.

  • Dr. Charles Onasch, Bowling Green State University

10:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
Energy Storage and Grid Integration: Advances and Priorities in Overcoming Technical and Cost Barriers
As utilities integrate greater amounts of variable renewable resources solutions to provide flexibility are essential. Advances in technology and expansion in production capacity have reduced the price of some energy storage technologies, bringing them to the verge of cost-effectiveness.  However, their cost-benefit relationship remains marginal.  This session provides a look at a number of highly visible projects and consortia efforts that are moving storage solutions forward.

  • Barbara Tyran, Director, Washington and State Relations, Electric Power Research Institute

11:45 a.m.
Networking Luncheon

12:45 p.m.
Biomass Emissions Study – 15 GHG Friendly Practices for Woody Biomass
This presentation will provide a look at the groundbreaking study conducted by the Stockholm Environment Institute, which quantified air pollutant emissions from 15 viable alternative practices for using or disposing of woody biomass.

  • Carrie Lee, Stockholm Environment Institute

1:15 p.m.
Sustainable Energy Projects at Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) continues to expand activities in an array of renewable and efficiency technologies and programs.  This update session conveys news on the latest initiatives and key projects at BNL.

  • Tom Butcher, Research Engineer, Brookhaven National Laboratory

2:00 p.m.
NASEO – ASERTTI Renewable Energy Committee and Program
In late 2010, NASEO and ASERTTI established a joint Renewable Energy Committee to focus on the development of multi-state projects, elevation of state renewable priorities, and advancement of collaborative programs with the U.S. Department of Energy.  This session will update members on progress, priorities, and suggested ways to work together through the committee.

  • Maurice Kaya, Senior Advisor, NASEO

2:30 p.m.
Clean Energy Research Center – Michigan’s Oakland University
This in-depth presentation and discussion session shares how Oakland University’s Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) is expanding clean energy technology commercialization opportunities.   CERC showcases multiple, clean energy research, development, and educational activities in Michigan, and cultivates entrepreneurial work within the Michigan R&D community to help transfer and commercialization new energy technologies.

  • Amy Butler, Executive Director, Clean Energy Research Center, Oakland University

3:15 p.m.
Update on ASERTTI Activities and Proposed Initiatives
This session will review the status of several developing and ongoing ASERTTI projects, including:  Residential Buildings R&D Feedback; STAC II Development and Refinement; Industrial Efficiency Coordination; and University Energy Centers Outreach.

  • David Terry, Executive Director, ASERTTI
  • Sarah Ruen, ASERTTI; BCS Incorporated

4:00 p.m.

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