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Energy Institute Tech Talk (Lehigh University)
"This is the BEST Time to be in Energy"
Electricity was selected by the National Academy of Engineers as the most important invention of the 20th century. As the prime-mover of the post-industrial society to the digital age, the industry, just in the past decade, is at once been the most innovative bringing renewable resources—electricity from wind, sun and other carbon-free fuels—to the grid, the most difficult to manage diverse resources and the most important commodity to economic well-being and prosperity. Smart grid and an informed customer have further opened new business models to operate industry which has not changed significantly over the past century. Where before the grid was supplied by large central generating resources that required infrequent human attention, the modern grid requires millions of decisions to be made that can only be achieved by grid automation devices. The ESEI mission and vision is to develop a world-class workforce to meet the needs of the power industry. However conventional knowledge delivery through engineering degrees may fall short because of the multidisciplinary needs as well as skill sets to meet the challenges described above. The Energy Institute fills this critical gap and Dr. Shankar will discuss the strategy going forward.
This Event is For: All Students