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2023 PRE-EVENT VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES

Sponsored by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP)

Dates, Topics and Workshop Descriptions

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WORKSHOP 1: Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Lessons Learned from Global Pathfinders
Name: Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Lessons Learned from Global Pathfinders
Dates: 
Tuesday, March 7th and Wednesday, March 8th, 2023
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Cost: Free to attend, must register in advance
Description: Globally, many countries are striving to transition to lower carbon sources of energy. This transition has been economically and technologically challenging for many nations, but there are exceptions. Countries such as Iceland (geothermal), Denmark (wind), and France (nuclear) have been pathfinders – navigating this transition early, and making remarkable transformations in their energy supply in a relatively short period of time. This workshop will dive into the specific and varied experiences of these three countries. What were the drivers that set these nations on alternative energy paths? And what role did national policy, innovation and technology development play in helping navigate successful transitions?

AGENDA

SPEAKERS

ENERGY TRANSITIONS DAY 1 RECORDING

ENERGY TRANSITIONS DAY 2 RECORDING

WORKSHOP 2: Carbon Capture and Sequestration: The Myth and the Reality

Name: Carbon Capture and Sequestration: The Myth and the Reality
Dates: Tuesday, April 11th and Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Cost: Free to attend, must register in advance
Description: Carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) covers the suite of technologies used to capture carbon dioxide from stationary point sources, industrial processes, or the atmosphere, and then transport it to either 1) utilize for other beneficial use, or 2) inject deep underground into subsurface formations for permanent storage. Although based on decades-old technology in the oil and gas sector, emissions reduction goals and changes to the federal tax code have ignited a growing wave of implementation on the international scale. Join us for this conversation to learn from project developers, subject matter experts, and regulators to address the myths and realities of this industry and discuss the potential role it may play in Alaska in the coming years.

AGENDA

SPEAKERS

CCUS DAY 1 RECORDING

CCUS DAY 2 RECORDING

WORKSHOP 3: Energy Storage: Beyond Lithium-Ion Batteries

Name: Energy Storage: Beyond Lithium-Ion Batteries
Dates: Tuesday, May 9th and Wednesday, May 10th, 2023
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Cost:Free to attend, must register in advance
Description: Energy storage is a key enabling technology to help unlock the power of variable renewable resources (such as wind and solar energy) and to expand utilization of electric power for emerging applications (such as electric vehicles). At present, lithium-ion batteries are a leading storage technology, but they are both costly and contain materials that raise lifecycle concerns. What are alternative storage options that could provide alternatives to conventional battery technologies – such as hydrogen, flow batteries, gravity storage, pumped hydro, iron batteries, or even a thermal battery that stores energy in sand? Do any of these approaches offer the key to longer-duration storage solutions, including seasonal storage?

AGENDA

SPEAKERS

ENERGY STORAGE DAY 1 RECORDING

ENERGY STORAGE DAY 2 RECORDING