Galvin Center Events: Receptions, Conferences and Symposia

2014 Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy at IIT

The Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation hosted the fourth annual Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy, September 22-25, 2014 on the Illinois Institute of Technology's campus in Chicago. The Symposium features keynote and plenary sessions, technical presentations, and tutorials by international experts on smart grid applications. The Symposium was a one-of-a-kind event that breaks new ground in smart grid design and development and showcases smart grid best practices from around the country along with new technologies and ideas that are spurring innovation, growing state economies, reducing emissions and empowering consumers to conserve and save. Participants had the opportunity to engage thought leaders on key policy questions, identify investment and job creation opportunities, and learn about projects already underway.

WHEN Monday, Sept. 22 - Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
WHERE Illinois Institute of Technology Campus, Chicago, Illinois.
WHO Smart grid and microgrid developers, academics, vendors and suppliers, investors, utilities, consultants, technology providers, consumer advocates, and policymakers are encouraged to attend.

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NASCAR driver Leilani Munter in her Tesla at IIT Chicago

Leilani Munter, a NASCAR driver committed to carbon-free sustainability (http://carbonfreegirl.com/) is embarking on a zero-carbon Tesla tour that will end in Chicago on July 16 before her race at Chicagoland Speedway that weekend. Leilani is making a commitment to travel to all of her races using zero gas/oil, including zero jet fuel. To kick off this commitment, she will be traveling from Charlotte, NC to Chicago in her Tesla Model S, stopping at Tesla Supercharger stations along the route. She will be promoting the use of Electric Vehicles throughout her trip.

As a finale to her trip, the Galvin Center and WISER at Illinois Institute of Technology will host a small welcome event at 12 noon on July 16th at the Smart Electric Vehicle Charging Station at IIT (3201 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60616). You are all invited to attend the event at IIT, meet local EV interest groups and other supporters, and have a photo opportunity with Leilani reaching her destination.

WHEN Wednesday July 16, 2014
WHERE 3201 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60616.

 

Chicagoland Wind Council 20th Meeting

The objective of the Chicagoland Wind Council (CWC) is to help companies develop a strategic plan for finding new customers or develop products in the wind turbine market. The first project for the CWC was to help each participating company develop a Strategic Plan that would guide the company's actions as it enters or expands its customers in the wind supply chain. The Plan would contribute to each company efforts to attend or exhibit in some form at the 2010 AWEA show in Dallas.

WHEN Friday December 6, 2013
WHERE Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, Illinois Institute of Technology.

 

 

Media Event : One World Trade Center is 'tallest building in US'

The Height Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced its decision in Chicago. The committee of architects has declared New York City's newly erected One World Trade Center the tallest building in the US, at 1,776ft (541m). The previous title holder was that city's tallest building, the Willis Tower, at 1,451ft (442m). The committee ruled a 408ft needle at the top counted toward its height.


 

 

WHEN Tuesday November 12, 2013
WHERE Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Illinois Smart Grid Policy Forum: Measuring Progress and Charting Directions

The Galvin Center For Electricity Innovation, Illinois Institute of Technology, along with the Center for Business and Regulation, University of Illinois Springfield, , and the Center for Neighborhood Technology are co-sponsoring the initial meeting of the Illinois Smart Grid Policy Forum which will bring together local, state, and national experts and stakeholders to discuss directions for smart grid development in Illinois.

 

 

WHEN Monday November 4, 2013 8AM-4PM
WHERE Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, Illinois Institute of Technology

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2013 Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy at IIT

The Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation hosted the third annual Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy, September 23-25, 2013 on the Illinois Institute of Technology's campus in Chicago. The Symposium featured keynote and plenary sessions, technical presentations, and tutorials by international experts on smart grid applications. The Symposium was a one-of-a-kind event that breaks new ground in smart grid design and development and showcases smart grid best practices from around the country along with new technologies and ideas that are spurring innovation, growing state economies, reducing emissions and empowering consumers to conserve and save. Participants had the opportunity to engage thought leaders on key policy questions, identify investment and job creation opportunities, and learn about projects already underway.

WHEN Monday, Sept. 23 - Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
WHERE Illinois Institute of Technology Campus, Chicago, Illinois.
WHO Smart grid and microgrid developers, academics, vendors and suppliers, investors, utilities, consultants, technology providers, consumer advocates, and policymakers are encouraged to attend.

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Wind Powering America 12th Annual All-States Summit

The Summit, which follows the annual WIND POWER Conference & Exhibition, provides state Wind Working Groups, state energy officials, U.S. Energy Department and national laboratory representatives, and professional and institutional partners an opportunity to review successes, opportunities, and challenges for wind energy and plan future collaboration.

Date: May 9, 2013
Location: Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, Illinois Institute of Technology

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2013 Electrical Energy Storage Technologies and Applications Workshop

Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded $120 million to establish a Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne. The Joint Center will bring together multidisciplinary researchers from the government, academia, and industry to overcome critical scientific and technical barriers and create new breakthrough energy storage technology. The Workshop which is sponsored by the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at Illinois Institute of Technology will provide a timely introduction to these exciting market developments.

Dates: March 20-21, 2013 9:00-5:00pm
Deadline for registration: March 8.
Fees: $195 (includes CD of workshop materials, refreshments, and lunch)
Location: Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL

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2012 IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2012)

In 2012, Galvin Center sponsored the third IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) in Washington D.C. The conference attracted thousands of attendees from throughout the world and served as a premier forum for discussion of state-of-the-art innovations in smart grid technologies.

 

 

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2012 Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy at IIT

The Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation has hosted the second annual Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy, September 24-26, 2012 on the Illinois Institute of Technology's campus in Chicago. The Symposium featured keynote and plenary sessions, technical presentations, and tutorials by international experts on smart grid applications. The Symposium is a one-of-a-kind event that breaks new ground in smart grid design and development and showcases smart grid best practices from around the country along with new technologies and ideas that are spurring innovation, growing state economies, reducing emissions and empowering consumers to conserve and save.

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2012 Eaton Day at IIT

Customer seminars and solution tours: energy efficiency, modernizing infrastructure and electrical safety.

Eaton Day hosted at IIT Campus, May 30, 2012.

 

 

 

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2011 Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy at IIT

In 2011 the Galvin Center held the first annual Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy. This one-of-a-kind event broke new ground in Smart Grid design and development, attracting more than 400 attendees to IIT's campus for the two-day conference.

 

 

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2012 DOE Microgrid Workshop at IIT

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability held the Microgrid Workshop  on  July 30-31, 2012, at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) facilities in Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

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2011 Workshop on Wind Energy Research at IIT

Illinois Institute of Technology was awarded an $8M grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a University-Industry Consortium for Wind Energy Research, Education, and Workforce Development. On July 20, 2011, IIT's Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation hosted the second meeting of the Consortium members on IIT's main campus in Chicago. This meeting concluded with a reception and ribbon-cutting of the IIT's 1.5 MW GE Wind Turbine and the two 8kW Wind Turbines at IIT.

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2010 Workshop on Wind Energy Research at IIT

Illinois Institute of Technology was awarded an $8M grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a University-Industry Consortium for Wind Energy Research, Education, and Workforce Development. On September 30, 2010, IIT's Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation hosted the first meeting of the Consortium members on IIT's main campus in Chicago.

 

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2012 Charging Station Ribbon Cutting at IIT

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Ribbon Cutting Event at IIT.

March 19, 2012

 

 

 

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2011 Wind Consortium Ribbon Cutting

The Galvin Center had two ribbon cutting events in July 2011 for its 8-kW wind unit located at the IIT Microgrid, and its 1.5MW wind unit located at the Grand Ridge wind farm outside Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

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2010 Perfect Power Day at IIT

Celebration of a Milestone at IIT Completion of the First Phase of the Perfect Power Project.

February 12, 2010, Siegel Hall Lobby, IIT

 

 

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Advancing Wind Power in Illinois (Fifth Annual Conference) in 2011

This conference covered many aspects of wind energy including small wind, community wind and large wind farms. The two-day event was co-hosted by the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University and the Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and included plenary sessions, breakout seminars, breakout panel sessions, and exhibitors.

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