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Come learn more about the organization and see presentations from all of our project leads! Get the lowdown on getting involved with Engineers Without Borders Greater Austin Chapter.
We will have special guest speakers from the City of Austin joining us to present on sustainability, energy, and technology. The topics are “Community Solar” and “Driving Sustainability Through New Technologies: Electric Vehicles & Energy Storage.” For professionals, this will count as one PDH.
All majors and backgrounds welcome! Light refreshments will be provided.
When: Monday, August 29th from 6pm to 7pm
Where: ECJ 6.406 – 301 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78712
Danielle Murray, Austin Energy’s solar manager, will discuss the utility’s forthcoming Community Solar program, which will expand access to local solar for Austin residents who aren’t able to install solar at their own home. The first project will bring over 2 MW of solar and 1.5 MW of energy storage to east Austin. Danielle will compare the project with the rise of solar and battery-based micro-grids in the developing world, and discuss opportunities for technology leap-frogging, as well as the benefits of the good ol’ grid.
“Driving Sustainability Through New Technologies: Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage”
Cameron Freberg, a Utility Strategist with Austin Utility will present on how Austin Energy is striving to meet the company’s and city’s sustainability goals in energy and transportation through new energy storage and electric cars. Learn what Austin Energy is doing to promote and drive these technologies and other sustainability goals.