The Energy Technology Series is produced quarterly in collaboration with the UNC Charlotte Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) and features Carolina energy technologies capable of a substantial energy industry impact. The series typically meets at EPIC and features a free 4:30 pm seminar open to all energy professionals followed by a networking reception. A 6:30 pm invitation-only dinner is also produced for senior energy technology executives to be briefed on the featured technology and become better acquainted with the executives developing and commercializing the technology.
Check the E4 Carolinas Events page to learn of the upcoming Energy Technology Series seminars.
Technologies featured previously include:
|2nd Quarter 2017||Atom Power, Inc. was founded in 2014 for the purposes of democratizing commercial and industrial power distribution while trying to save lives. The method to achieve these goals was and currently is, through the development of solid-state switching technology. It is our mission to make power safe, controllable, visible, and simple. We are a hardware and software company, integrating both together into seamless, end-to-end power distribution products. View PowerPoint Presentation|
|2nd Quarter 2017||International Thermodyne’s goal is to change the way the world perceives, captures and uses energy. It believes that ITD can power the world by creating unique devices that harvest energy from sources previously considered inert and converting that energy into electricity. This might mean objects as mundane as chairs, carpeting, walls, clothing, blankets, construction material or even your skin. The ITD team is here to help make that world a reality. View PowerPoint Presentation|
|1st Quarter 2017||designs, builds and provides many of the critical components for waste to energy plants, having supplied more than 500 waste to energy plants worldwide. With its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Volund (Denmark), Babcock & Wilcox has an extensive European project list with new projects underway in the United Kingdom and Sweden. B&W Volund’s waste-to-energy plants obtain a total recovery of 99 percent. B&W’s Palm Beach project was one of the largest constructed in the world. View PowerPoint Presentation|
|4th Quarter 2016||is the largest integrated solar power company in the United States and has more than 13.5 gigawatts sold worldwide. It believes that clean affordable solar electricity is an essential part of the worldwide energy mix. It has helped diversify the global power generation portfolio, reduced the risk of fuel-price volatility and delivered a levelized cost of electricity competitive with power produced by burning fossil fuels.|
|3rd Quarter 2016||While many power generating assets are being shuttered or sold the Carlyle Group, supported by its Cogentrix Energy Power Management, is acquiring generating assets and recently raised a $1.5 billion fund to continue doing so. Carlyle invests in power generation and related assets, primarily in North America and leverages Carlyle’s power platform, Cogentrix, acquired from Goldman Sachs in December 2012, to create more value from those assets.|
|2nd Quarter 2016||Energy and utility companies today must integrate alternative energies, expand real time awareness, and understand individual customer relationships, while continuing to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to everyone when and where they want it. Successful companies will compete, optimize, engage and succeed on all these fronts, while anticipating continual change. SAS, a world leader founded and headquartered in the Carolinas, equips companies with software and analytics to succeed.|
|1st Quarter 2016||NuScale Power is developing a skind of nuclear plant; a safer, smaller, scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology, designed with natural safety features. Fluor Corporation is the majority investor in NuScale. As the sole winner of the U.S. Department of energy’s program to develop a nuclear small modular reactor, NuScale’s design takes away the issues presented by the cost of installing large capacity|
|4th Quarter 2015||is a leading national provider of energy efficiency for small business customers, Lime Energy designs and implements direct install programs for our utility clients which consistently exceed program savings goals. Lime Energy’s integrated service programs provide utilities with reliable energy efficiency resources and high levels of customer satisfaction.|
|4th Quarter 2015||Opower combines a cloud-based platform, big data, and behavioral science to help utilities around the world reduce energy consumption and improve their customer relationships. This helps consumers lower their energy use and costs, and significantly reduces carbon emissions. Opower is transforming the way the world approaches household energy conservation.|
|3rd Quarter 2015||is a Swiss-based group of companies founded in 2009. Through its 9 subsidiaries, Alevo has established operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Alevo is building a vertically integrated manufacturing and deployment organization, creating a global energy storage business to work with the world’s largest energy companies.|
|2nd Quarter 2015||Has designed a 800kW turbine to serve the mid-size wind market. It has been engineered to perfectly fit the needs of industrial parks and data centers, small communities, farms and ranches, water treatment plants, island nations, amusement parks, sports arenas, and other commercial complexes that require a greener, more cost effective means of supplying electricity.|
|1st Quarter 2015||the developer of a new, emissions-free, natural gas power generation system, using a novel supercritical CO2 power cycle. The technology will match or lower the current cost of electricity from natural gas while also inherently capturing all carbon dioxide and other air emissions. The company is currently building a 50MW in collaboration with Exelon, CB&I and Toshiba.|