Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

About the Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

The Sustainable Energy Speaker Series was created to deepen campus and community understanding of contemporary energy issues and spur conversation around energy topics. The series is a joint effort of the Appalachian Energy Center and the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment.


Fall 2019

Ryan Miller, Founder & Executive Director for the North Carolina Building Performance Association will present "Building Energy Efficiency: The Foundation of North Carolina's Clean Energy Future" on Monday, September 23 from 4:00-5:00pm in the Plemmons Student Union, Room 201A Price Lake Room.

Ronald DiFelice, Ph.D., Managing Partner at Energy Intelligence Partners will present "Near-Term and Long-Term Prospects for Grid-Scale Energy Storage"on Monday, October 21 from 4:00-5:00pm in the Plemmons Student Union, Room 137C Attic Window.  

Tommy Williamson, Utilities Engineer at the NC Utilities Commission Public Staff will present "Grid Modernization and Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Integration in North Carolina" on Monday, November 18 from 4:00-5:00pm in the Plemmons Student Union, Room 201A Price Lake Room. 

Previous Speakers

  • Cindy Shea

    Cindy Shea

    Sustainability Goals and Initiatives at UNC Chapel Hill

  • Maria Kingery

    Maria Kingery

    Her life on the "solar coaster"

  • Lisa Poger

    Lisa Poger

    Electric Vehicle Strategies for Electric Utilities

  • Landon Williams

    Landon Williams

    Duke Energy: Utility Initiatives for a Low Carbon Future

  • Sean Hayes

    Sean Hayes

    The Oberlin Project: Achieving Community-Scale Sustainability

  • Bill Pfleger

    Bill Pfleger

    The New Energy Landscape: Microgrid Trends & Future Directions

  • Sal Gill

    Sal Gill

    Energy Storage Systems and Solutions

  • Jarrett Davis

    Jarrett Davis

    Putting Building Science into Practice: Technology and Building Forensics

  • Patrick Richardson and Jim Dees

    Patrick Richardson and Jim Dees

    App State is 45% More Energy Efficient Since 2002-03: How it was Achieved and Future Goals

  • Katharine Kollins

    Katharine Kollins

    Utility-Scale Wind Energy Development in the Southeast