In July 2011, energy conferences offer something for everyone. Here's a cross-section of listings ranging from technology to policy.
July 10-14, 2011 National Energy Conference for Educators, Denver, Colorado
Training for teachers who want to teach the science, economy, and logistics of energy in the classroom.
July 12-14, 2011 ASME Power 2011, Denver, Colorado
Offering 14 different technical tracks, including fuels & combustion, steam generators, heat exchangers, turbines, renewable, simple and combined cycles, thermal hydraulics, nuclear, reliability, and others. Co-located with International Conference on Power Engineering.
July 19-20, 2011 2011 API Offshore Safe Lifting Conference & Expo, Houston, Texas
Focused on offshore safety and best practices, including crane safety, lifting, material handling, and more. Co-sponsored by Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE).
July 20-21, 2011 WIndiana / Indiana Renewable Energy Conference (IREC), Indianapolis, Indiana
Agenda covering distributed renewable power basics including net metering, feed-in tariff, interconnection, solar hot water, geothermal, microhydroelectric, workforce development, funding, and biomass. Includes tours of a wind farm, a landfill that is producing biomass, and a solar installation.
July 24-28 2011 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Detroit, Michigan
Highlighting research in smart grid, wind power, electric vehicles, energy storage, and carbon footprint. Optional tours of power plant pollution controls, transmission substation, nanotechnology electrode technology, and a microgrid with electric vehicle charging stations.
July 29-31, 2011 Free Energy Convention, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho
Focused on alternative, highly-efficient solid state battery charging systems, with hands-on workshops on building alternative energy motors and batteries. Speakers include Rick Friedrich of Renaissance Charge LLC and John Bedini of Energenx.