Energy Week

Energy Week

A week of events held Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 2021, to increase visibility of the university’s energy use, research and opportunity to shape a clean energy future.

Extreme Weather and the Grid

Event Recording Available

From winter black outs in Texas and wildfires on the West Coast to heat waves, flooding and severe hurricanes, today’s U.S. electrical grid faces many extreme weather conditions that it wasn’t designed to endure. This can result in major electrical interruptions with potentially catastrophic outcomes, particularly among vulnerable populations. The electricity powering our communities is only as reliable and resilient as the infrastructure that makes it possible. This panel discussion explores the electrical grid and the forward-thinking needed to strengthen the grid for future extreme weather.

Energy Entrepreneurs: Now Is The Time

Event Recording Available

Have you thought about working for a cleantech startup? Maybe you’re really interested in clean energy or climate change but aren’t sure how to find a paying job that matches your passion? This panel discussion will cover lessons learned and why now is the best time to start in this growing field. This event also includes the announcement of the winners of the Energy Week Pitch Competition, which is sponsored by Schneider Electric, Duke Energy and Pickett Engineering.

Centennial Campus Utility Plant Tour

Sept. 28, 1 – 2 pm

This tour is now full. 

Electricity 101: The U.S. Grid Explained

Event Recording Available

How does the grid work in the United States today, and where are we headed? This virtual workshop, organized by the Student Energy Club, will be conducted by NC State energy researchers Aditya Keskar and Lucas Ford. 

Energy Week Pitch Competition

Competition winners

Sponsored by Schneider Electric, Duke Energy and Pickett Engineering

Energy Research: Spark Talks

Event Recording Coming Soon

NC State has diverse and innovative energy-related research across the campus.  Join us to hear 3-minute lightning talks highlighting energy-related research by NC State graduate and undergraduate students. After the talks, you will have the opportunity to meet the presenters in breakout rooms.  

Hosted by the Student Energy Club

Reverse Pitch: Careers in Energy and Cleantech

No recording available

This virtual and fast-paced career event is designed to educate students from a diverse range of majors, interests, and backgrounds about the energy and cleantech sectors and connect them with relevant employers.

Hosted by the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC)

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