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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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View Seminar syllabus.

Weekly seminar topics:

1. The Electric Power System: An Engineering Overview

2. The Electric Power System and its Stakeholders: Why Public Policy Matters

3. Electric Customers: Forgotten and Forlorn or Emboldened and Empowered

4. Electricity and Entrepreneurship: Business Models of the Future

5. The Solar Challenge: From Niche Product to Mainstream Generation Resource

6. Energy Efficiency: The First Fuel

7. The Electricity-Water Nexus

8. Class Choice

9. Class Designated Deep Dive Topic

10. Class Presentations


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