The Pennsylvania Wind Energy Symposium, November 17 and 18, at Penn State, will explore the regional challenges and opportunities of wind energy, the fastest growing renewable electricity source in the world. Elected and municipal officials, economic-development professionals, industry representatives, business owners, researchers, and community groups can learn about the business case for the wind-energy industry, its growth profile, and its potential to address renewable portfolio standards the key technical and development challenges in harnessing wind energy the supply chain needs of this industry and how local firms can contribute to the renewable energy technology market the workforce required to support the wind-energy enterprise in this region including design, installation, and maintenance the role of renewable energy sources in addressing the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Speakers and panels will provide overviews of the industry, and breakout sessions will focus on the specific challenges and opportunities involved in the responsible development of wind projects in this area.
Symposium attendees will have the opportunity to network with other attendees and industry leaders during a welcome reception held on Sunday, November 16, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
Sponsored by Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE), the College of Engineering, and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. To learn more about wind energy and the PSIEE, please click this link: http://www.psiee.psu.edu/windenergy/symposium.asp.
For additional information, please contact George Lesieutre at firstname.lastname@example.org