SDSU IV & Universidad Autonoma de Baja California team up on water and energy

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San Diego State University - Imperial Valley Campus
San Diego State University – Imperial Valley Campus

CALEXICO – On Saturday, April 9, 2016 a workshop on energy and water will be held in the library on the San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus. The workshop presenters will discuss opportunities and challenges associated with energy and water resources in a comprehensive manner. The event will serve as an opportunity to introduce SDSU’s Sustainable Energy Center.

California’s Imperial County is one of the most renewable energy rich locations in United States and the world. The County is the second largest geothermal energy producing county in the nation, offers over 360 days of sunshine, annually operates several hydroelectric plants, has large emerging wind turbine fields and possesses a year-round agricultural growing season with sufficient supply of water making it a prime location for bio-fuel production.

The recent legislative and research shift to producing clean energy driven mainly by climate change has made the energy sector of this region one of the fastest growing in the world.

As the region faces such an evitable economic transformation there are numerous factors that need to be addressed for the growth to bear fruit. This workshop will examine the creation and retention of a trained workforce, technical issues such as transmission lines, power quality and yet untapped resources.

The event is free and open to individuals who are interested in the renewable energy sector, time 10 AM to 4 PM. Workshop presenters are Graeme Donaldson, Andy Home, Tim Kelly, Tom Topuzes, Charlie Hoskens, Eric Boime Ph.D., Hector Campbell Ph.D., Dr. Eric Frost and Alfredo Rosillo.

Please RSVP to Francisco Peraza – fperaza@mail.sdsu.edu – 760 768-5787