Webinar description: Covid-19 has brought about many unforeseen changes in our way of life and therefore on our energy use. This panel discussion will focus on the (statewide/nationwide/worldwide) changes in our energy consumption as many people have transitioned to at least temporarily working from home. The energy industry is forced to adapt to these changes and must plan for such unknowns in the future. Our panelists and moderator will represent different parts of the energy sector and have varying viewpoints from a University Engineer Researcher to Renewable Energy Industry Representative to Energy Utilities Employee. These panelists and moderators will discuss how weekdays now appear as weekends to the grid, how changes in demand patterns are changing which power plants are generating electricity, how much renewable energy is being utilized within the grid, how industry and policy are adjusting to these changes, and how consumers can be part of the solution.
Original air date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Webinar time: 11 am - Noon MST
Co-Hosts: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) and Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory (An energy research partnership since 2007 between University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and National Renewable Energy Lab)
Webinar host and for more info: Maury.Dobbie@ColoradoCollaboratory.org Executive Director, Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory 970-682-5707 (cell/text)
Moderator: Kyri Baker, Assistant Professor, Building Systems engineer/civil systems, University of Colorado Boulder
• Carolyne Murff, Senior VP and Head of Asset Management (15 GW) at LS Power
• Eric Blank, Co-founder and executive vice president at Community Energy, Inc.
For more info and bios: https://cercsymposium.org/covid-19s-impact-on-energy-consumption/