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8:30 AM


October 31, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

The solar industry has been a leader on many fronts and leading on diversity is the clear path to propel the industry forward. MDV-SEIA is proud to host the Women in Solar breakfast during the Solar Focus 2018 conference to celebrate the women that make up the solar industry and identify opportunities for those who are looking to enter the workforce. Attendees are encouraged to share personal experiences and consider how one of the most innovative industries can challenge existing paradigms in gender inequality. The breakfast will coincide with a keynote address by Maryland State Delegate Sally Jameson.

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9:30 AM

Organizer of Minerals, Water, and Energy: The science that drives their interdependencies, feedbacks, and tradeoffs

October 31, 2018 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Board on Earth Sciences and Resources (BESR) coordinates the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's activities on solid-earth science issues and organizes and oversees studies of important national issues in the earth sciences. The Board oversees the following standing committees: Committee on Earth Resources Geographical Sciences Committee Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering Mapping Science Committee Committee on Seismology and Geodynamics The Board and its standing committees serve as the focus for interaction with agencies; as a consequence of this interaction, multidisciplinary ad hoc study committees are established under the auspices of the Board or its standing committees... [more]

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12:30 PM


October 31, 2018 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

A seminar led by Dr. Ashok Sarkar of the World Bank’s Global Energy Practice presenting the evolution of energy efficiency market transformation through the application of innovative delivery models, institutional practices and financing mechanisms. Examples, ranging from utility DSM to ESCOs to Super ESCOs, which have been helping unlock the energy efficiency markets around the developing world, are presented as part of the talk. The seminar draws partly from the recently-published World Bank Live Wire on “Transforming Energy Efficiency Markets in Developing Countries” The Emerging Possibilities of Super ESCOs”.

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3:30 PM


October 31, 2018 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

USEA is pleased to sponsor a panel on one of the hottest topics in the electric power industry – resilience of the power grid. Resilience is generally defined as increasing the ability of the power system to prevent or mitigate the impact of unusual – in particular catastrophic – events (e.g., storms, fires, earthquakes, cyber and physical attacks). With the increase in the incidence and severity of such events, and with the unquestioned criticality of secure power supplies to our lives, resilience is on the top of many utilities’ and regulators’ agendas, including a major ongoing proceeding at the FERC.... [more]

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