A Transforming Electricity System: Wind, Solar, and Opportunities for Colorado

2016 was a banner year for both wind and solar markets. Increasing performance and decreasing costs of renewable generators, coupled with low-cost natural gas are reshaping the way we generate our electricity and the way we operate our electricity system. The transformation that is underway has many implications for Colorado, including possibilities for economic opportunity. Please join us as Dr. David Mooney, Director of the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at NREL reviews the latest in wind and solar technologies and markets along with current economic impacts of increased renewables deployments. There will also be a brief overview of NREL’s research into power grid operations under scenarios of high penetrations of wind and solar.

Prior to his current role, Dave was the Laboratory Program Manager for Solar Technologies, where he was responsible for managing and coordinating NREL’s $70M solar R&D portfolio. While at NREL, Dave also led efforts to identify and address technical issues associated with the large-scale deployment and integration of renewable and efficiency technologies into the existing energy infrastructure. This meeting is free for CRES members, $5 suggested donation for non-members.
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Parking is available in Lot 556 (For this event, free after 6pm)
The West Entrance Circle Lot (550) is pay-by-hour at all times

6:45 Arrive, Light refreshments
7:00 Announcements, followed by the Presentation
8:15 Questions, Networking, Wrap-up and Clean-up

During the Announcements portion of the evening, we certainly encourage you to share info on upcoming events and/or job openings related to your organization or other organizations. If you have something you want to share with the group, and if you want that info posted on our Announcement slides, just send the info to bcres@cres-energy.org. The Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) is dedicated to the advancement of all forms of renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE), and their synergy with sustainability and economic development.