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Power on Demand: Renewable Energy Storage
Renewable energy technologies are appearing on the landscape around the globe. But we still rely on oil, gas and coal to keep the lights on if the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine. Is it possible for renewable energy to be ready whenever we need it? Can we support new demands on our grid, such as electric vehicle charging? Energy storage may be the answer.

Learn about the fundamentals of renewable energy systems from UAlberta mechanical engineering professor Pierre Mertiny, '05 PhD. Find out how energy storage technologies can fundamentally shift our relationship with energy.

Jun 9, 2020 12:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Pierre Mertiny '05 PhD
Professor, Mechanical Engineering @University of Alberta
Pierre Mertiny, '05 PhD, is a Principal Investigator in the University of Alberta's $75 million Future Energy Systems research program. His team is currently working with the City of Edmonton to study flywheels as a means to store energy for a new fleet of electric buses that will be on the road by 2030. Pierre's research and development work has included a variety of industrial collaborations and consulting, primarily in the fields of polymer and polymer composite materials and structures for conventional and renewable energy sector applications. He is dedicated to excellence in teaching, especially in the areas of solid mechanics and engineering design. He has received the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, a McCalla Professorship as well as a Vargo Teaching Chair by the University of Alberta, and the Summit Award for Excellence in Education by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).