ATHENS - Are you a southeastern Ohio business interested in finding ways to reduce your energy costs?
The Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs and the Columbus-based Advanced Energy Economy Ohio are partnering in 2012 to bring a series of business roundtable sessions to Appalachia Ohio. Area businesses are invited to attend the final installment of the "Southeast Ohio Clean Energy Business Roundtable Series" at the Ohio University Innovation Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9 in Athens. Because of assistance from Washington State Community College and funding from an Appalachian Regional Commission grant to Ohio University, there is no cost to attend the event.
The roundtables are designed to bring together leaders in the clean energy and energy efficiency industries to serve as a resource for companies - in any line of business - interested in energy-related topics. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with their peers and discuss in a business-casual atmosphere how energy efficiency initiatives and clean energy technologies can be incorporated into their business models to reduce energy usage and costs.
Speakers for the Jackson Roundtable include:
- John Seryak, Go Sustainable Energy - Promotes sustainable material and energy use. Go Sustainable Energy engineers are energy efficiency experts and work with clients to identify energy, material and cost savings opportunities.
- Belinda Kenley, Energy Optimizers USA - A vendor neutral, full-service, energy efficiency and conservation company specializing in assisting K-12 school districts and local government agencies to reduce energy usage and costs.
If you go
- What: Southeast Ohio Clean Energy Business Roundtable Series
- Where: Washington State Community College, Main Building, Community Room A102, 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta 45750
- When: Thursday, Aug. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Note: A complimentary lunch will be provided
- RSVP: An RSVP is required to assist us with the lunch count. Pre-register for the event at: www.ohio.edu/ce3/news-events/Regional-Energy-Roundtables-2012.cfm
- Contact Dylan Drugan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. For information about past roundtables, visit www.ohio.edu/ce3/news-events/Regional-Energy-Roundtables-2012.cfm
- Mark Gundelfinger, American Electric Power Ohio - As manager of alternative energy resources, Mark will discuss AEP Ohio's renewable energy programs that help customers finance the installation of solar PV and small wind turbines.
- Gary Easton, Appalachian Renewable Power - Based in southeastern Ohio, Appalachian Renewable Power specializes in the design and installation of high quality solar systems and serves all of Ohio and the surrounding region. With experience installing systems of all sizes, ARP designs systems that best suit the needs of any site.
"There are many opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses in the energy-efficiency and renewable energy sectors - especially in underrepresented regions of the state like Washington County," said Ohio University Voinovich School Director of Energy and Environmental Programs, Scott Miller. "Folks who come to this event can expect to hear from entrepreneurs and experts who have been in the trenches and are turning the promise of an advanced energy economy into a reality."