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Powering the Future

Powering the Future with Edison International

"Powering the Future" is an exclusive graduate seminar co-sponsored by the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN) and Edison International. Apply here February 1 - February 15.

In the seminar, C-level clean technology executives will lead discussions on new technologies and novel financing structures that are presently disrupting U.S. power markets. The setting will act as a forum for senior industry leaders and top students to discuss and network, providing mutually beneficial employment opportunities. Each seminar will be followed by a provided dinner to allow participants to continue building relationships. 

Powering the Future will take place on Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm during Spring Quarter. 

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Weekly seminar topics:

1. The Electric Power Value Chain: A History

2. From Source to Sink: Power Sector Engineering & Economics

3. "All Politics are Local": The Role of Public Policy in the Power Sector

4. Re-Power & Re-Finance: Disruption and Distributed Solar

5. The First Fuel: Energy Efficiency

6. Addressing Intermittency: Peaking and Storage

7. "It's the Customer, Stupid": Retail Competition

8. The Empire Fights Back: Electric Sector Response to Disruption

9. The Electric Power Value Chain: Future Scenarios

10. Class Presentations


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