How does our energy system work? How can we work together to solve some of the most complicated and complex issues in energy today? It takes insight, creativity and some real ingenuity to tackle this type of problem solving.
This fast-paced introductory course is an industry-wide systems-level review of the energy ecosystem. By the end of the course, participants will have a foundational understanding of the energy infrastructure, economic influence and societal impact of energy decisions. Learn the layout of the energy landscape and the vocabulary to better understand how the different issues and topics intersect each other.
- Identify issues around extraction, generation, transportation, and consumption
- Explore how these infrastructure issues affect finance, policy, regulations, economics, legal and societal issues
- Apply frameworks for evaluating options
- Examine tradeoffs of new technologies, methods and processes being introduced in today’s world
- Discuss the proper role of government in creating laws, setting policy and enforcing regulations
- Discover issues with critical needs to be addressed
When: Seattle | Saturday Sept 7 – Sunday Sept 8 | 9am to 5pm with 1 hour for lunch with your new colleagues | Portland, San Fransisco, and Los Angeles coming soon.
Location: BGI Pioneer Square, 220 Second Avenue South, 4th floor Learning Studio, Seattle, WA
Faculty: Jimmy Jia, M.B.A., M.S., LEED® Green Associate, is a co-founder and CEO of Distributed Energy Management where he is developing the technology and business strategy to lower operating expenses of commercial building by applying business intelligence to energy data. His interest lies in the intersection of energy information, consumption behavior and decision making of operations. He is currently Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect of the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest, an MIT Energy Ambassador and a member of the events committee of the Washington Clean Technology Alliance (WCTA).