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Advanced Energy Conference October 12-13

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Energy Conf 2011The future of clean and renewable energy technology will be showcased at the Advanced Energy 2011 conference on October 12-13 at the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo, New York, where a broad range of speakers and attendees will discuss and present some of the latest developments in advanced energy technology, policy, and workforce issues.

Advanced Energy 2011, produced by the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University, will feature presentations by regional and national experts in clean energy technology striving to enhance electric power systems and lay the groundwork for economic development and environmental benefits. The goal of this annual conference, now in its fifth year, is to share information that may lead to the production of cleaner, more efficient energy, sustained economic growth, and the creation of thousands of new jobs.

“We are proud that the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University is at the forefront of creating this forum to help advance the latest energy technologies,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. “It opens doors for researchers, academics, policymakers, and industry professionals to build relationships, collaborate on ideas, and learn about what is happening in the quickly evolving world of advanced energy today.”

“Advanced Energy 2011 is a great opportunity for leaders from every sector of the energy economy to gather, share ideas, and learn from each other about the future of energy research, new energy technologies, and clean energy technology in the 21st century,” said Robert Catell, Chair of the AERTC Board of Advisors and Chair of the NYS SmartGrid Consortium Board of Directors. “The conference will focus on several key areas including smart grid technology, solar power, battery and energy storage, and offshore wind.” He noted that BioEnergy, building efficiency, natural gas supply and demand, emerging energy companies, advanced transportation, and electric vehicles will be among the other topics addressed.

Speakers include Catell; Francis J. Murray, President and CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA); Samuel Aronson, Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Lisa Staiano-Coico, President, City University of New York (CUNY); Kenneth Adams, President and CEO, Empire State Development Corp.; Kenneth D. Daly, President, National Grid New York, and others.

Click here for a conference agenda containing the complete list of topics and speakers.

Conference sponsors include Stony Brook University, NYSERDA, New York Power Authority, GE Energy, IBM, LIPA, National Grid, Verizon, BNL, Computer Associates, U.S. Department of Energy, CUNY, Empire State Development Corp., NYS SmartGrid Consortium, NYSTAR, Hydro-Québec, Polytechnic Institute of NYU; SMM Marketing; New York Institute of Technology; Advanced Energy Training Institute; AFCO Systems; Eaton; Con Edison; Northrop Grumman; and others.

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