Top 10 energy events in the US in 2017
1: National Biodiesel Conference and Expo – January 16th- 19th 2017
The National Biodiesel Conference and Expo is being held in San Diego in 2017 and brings together industry workers from the United States to share ideas and network with other people in the energy industry. Attendees can meet and interact with those who are leading the biodiesel industry into the future. There are eight exhibitor pods at the conference next year, but they are only open to exhibitors who didn’t exhibit last year.
2: National Ethanol Conference – February 20th- 22nd 2017
The National Ethanol Conference (NEC) is the most widely attended executive level conference for the ethanol industry and has been running since 1996. NEC has been recognised as delivering accurate information on marketing, legislative and regulatory issues facing the ethanol industry. It has numerous networking opportunities and more business meetings are conducted and contacts made at this conference than any other ethanol conference. In 2016, more than 1000 industry leaders and professionals attended the NEC, representing 40 states and more than 20 countries. Networking and business development are the leading factors promoting attendance to NEC.
3: Intersolar North America – July 10th- 13th 2017
Intersolar North America was established in 2008 and has become one the most attended solar events and the premier networking platform for the North American solar industry. The event takes place annually at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The event focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage systems and solar thermal technologies. Intersolar has become an important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners in the global solar industry.
4: SEPA Utility Conference – April 24th – 26th 2017
The SEPA Utility Conference, formerly the Utility Solar Conference, is a utility-only forum to learn from experts, exchange ideas and talk through various strategies and service solutions. The Conference brings together utilities interested in improving, expanding or developing viable long-term distributed energy strategy and planning. Speakers include Kristen Ardani, Solar Technology Markets and Policy Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Joe Barra, Sr. Consultant, Business Model Development at Portland General Electric, and Blake Beavers, Manager, Energy Services at Pedernales Electric Cooperative.
5: California Solar Power Expo – May 1st – 2nd 2017
The California Solar Power Expo is an interactive event designed for solar, smart energy and storage professionals who are working in and with the California solar market to make business connections. The event will have exhibitor-led training for distributors, installers and professionals, as well as networking opportunities.
6: Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference – April 23rd-26th 2017
The Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference will feature plenary sessions, panel sessions, technical papers and tutorials by experts on grid modernisation and smart grid applications. The theme of the conference is ‘Innovative Trends in Grid Modernisation’ and will include an emphasis on how to economically and reliably integrate distributed energy resources in system operation.
7: Distributech Conference and Exhibition – January 31st – February 2nd 2017
The Distributech Conference and Exhibition is being held in San Diego, California at San Diego Conference Centre. Speakers at the conference include Patricia Cruz, Trishia Swayne and Steven Rupp, all from Leidos Engineering; John O.Wambaugh, Executive Consultant at Z2Solutions LLC and Jared Hafer and Joe Tavormina, both from TAV Networks.
8: TechCon North America Conference – February 14th-16th 2017
The TechCon North America Conference is being held in Houston, Texas and is an educational conference for the high voltage transformer maintenance industry workforce. Speakers include John D. McDonald, from Global SmartGrid Strategy Group; Dr Michel Duval, from IREQ, Hydro-Qeubec; David Geibel, from ABB Alamo and Mark Goff, from Tennessee Valley Authority.
9: Electric Power Conference – April 10th – 13th 2017
The Electric Power Conference is being held at McCormick Place West, Chicago, Illinois. It is a place for generating companies to meet and network with others in the industry, and to learn how other plants operative efficiently and cost- effectively and how to mitigate risk while also ensuring safety and keeping the plant competitive.
10: International Conference on Manufacturing Technologies – January 19th-21st 2017
The International Conference on Manufacturing Technologies is being held in San Diego, and its aim is to present the latest research and ideas to people working in the industry. The conference also provides opportunities for networking and to exchange new ideas, establish businesses and get a better understanding of manufacturing technologies.