During the first quarter of 2011, energy conferences offer something for everyone. Here's a cross-section of listings ranging from technology to policy.
January 12-13, 2011 Electric Energy Storage, Phoenix, Arizona
Emerging electric energy storage technologies, case studies, renewables, R&D, managing for peak demand, industry roundtable discussions.
January 17, 2011 IEE Power & Energy SocietyŽ Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2011), Anaheim, CA USA
Covering smart sensors, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), cyber security systems, wide area communication and control, power generation, transmission, distributions, operations, standards, capacity, and more.
January 18, 2011 Global Energy Forum 2011 Sponsored by Microsoft. Houston, Texas
Vendor-sponsored sessions focus on optimizing transactional data systems, integrating information management for drilling, monitoring oil and gas assets, and more.
January 18-19, 2011 Petrochem & Refinery Asset Management & Integrity: Effectively Manage the Life Cycle of Assets to Maximize the Return on Investment, New Orleans, Louisiana
Petrochemical industry leaders share preventive maintenance, reliability, and safety strategies.
January 24-27, 2011 American Petroleum Institute: API Inspection Summit & Expo, Galveston, Texas
Over 120 individual sessions focus on pipeline integrity, pressure equipment, corrosion mapping, current inspection codes, career outlook for inspectors, phased array ultrasonic testing, nondestructive examination, and more.
January 24-26, 2011 Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Austin, Texas
Focusing on how to deploy smart meters and the smart grid; easing customer transitions and concerns.
January 24-28, 2011 International Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC-11), Pasadena, California
Presentations by major car companies, battery modeling tutorials and workshops, sessions on large lithium-ion battery technology and application, and more.
January 25, 2011 Wireless Communications Alliance: WCA Smart Grid SIG presents: Smart Grid Security -- Challenges and Solutions, Sunnyvale, California
Presentation focused on how to secure the smart grid; balancing needs of vendors, regulators, and consumers.
January 31-February 3, 2011 DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition 2011, San Diego, California
Focusing on electric utility concerns including smart substation operations, automation and control, energy efficiency, demand response, NERC CIP, smart grid modernization, and more.
February 1-2, 2011 International Association of Drilling Contractors: IADC Health, Safety, Environment & Training Conference & Exhibition, Houston, Texas
Covering competency programs, safety coaching, preventing dropped objects, equipment inspections, hands-free loads, performance incentives, new API-755 standard, and more.
February 8-10, 2011< International Colloquium on Environmentally Preferred Advanced Power Generation (ICEPAG), Costa Mesa, California
Focusing on advanced central plant technologies, carbon capture and storage, distributed generation technologies, cogeneration, renewables, and grid evolution.
February 9-10, 2011 SAE Hybrid Vehicle Technologies Symposium, Anaheim, California
Covering electric vehicle technology and marketing, fuel economy, energy management and storage for hybrid vehicles.
February 10-14, 2011 Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuels Summit 2011, Chicago, Illinois
Covering commercialization, financing, logistics, and regulation of using municipal solid wastes, such as those contained in landfills, to produce biofuels.
February 16-17, 2011 2011 National Electricity Forum, Washington, DC
State and federal legislators discuss how clean renewables will fit into the electricity infrastructure and electric grid. Sponsors: U.S. DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
February 23-25, 2011 Concentrating Solar Thermal Power, Scottsdale, Arizona
Focus on concentrating solar thermal power, including industry roundtables, international initiatives, emerging research, transmission, storage, hybrid facilities, and more.
February 27 - March 1, 2011 ENERGY GAME CHANGERS: Winning Strategies for the Next Five Years, Washington, DC
U.S. energy policy gridlock, natural gas and biofuels, mainstreaming renewable, coal and nuclear for the 21st century. Host: EnergyBiz Leadership Forum
February 28 - March 2, 2011 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, Washington, DC
Commercialization of new technologies, advanced fuels, electric vehicles, power electronics, energy efficiency, zero carbon power, and grid scale energy storage. Hosts: ARPA-E, USDOE, CTSI. Keynotes: Energy Secretary Steven Chu, others.
March 2-3, 2011 POWER Engineers Power Delivery Design Conference, Sun Valley, Idaho
Exploring NERC reliability standards, ASTM conductor standards, project management, transmission expansion, overhead and underground lines, substations, electrical system studies, and more.
March 6-10, 2011 Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, Fort Worth, Texas
Discussions covering switching methods, hybrid DC Microgrids, technology roadmap, mobility, GaN-based power devices, NASA systems, automotive applications, thermal management, piezoelectric devices, embedded applications, adaptive circuits, and more.
March 8-10, 2011 Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America & Photovoltaics World Conference & Expo, Tampa, Florida
Exhibitions and technical sessions devoted to wind, solar, biomass, hydroelectric, geothermal, wave/ocean/tidal, biogas, biofuels, and hydrogen fuels.
March 20-23, 2011 2011 IEEE PES Power Systems Conference & Exhibition (PSCE) - The Next Generation Grid: Putting It All Together, Phoenix, Arizona
Vendors, products, and papers addressing smart sensors, distributed resources, security systems, advanced computational methods, software, system-wide analysis, intelligent monitoring, integrating solar and wind, automation, dynamic performance, market interactions, more.
March 30-31, 2011 GLOBALCON Energy, Power & Facilities Management Strategies & Technologies Conference and Expo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Numerous sessions and seminars addressing LEED credentialing, ENERGY STAR building rating, Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant standards, natural gas development, smart grids, ASHRAE Standard 189.1, carbon reduction, combined heat and power (CHP), and more.