"How Energy Planning Can Speed a Transition to Local Renewable Energy Use" David Van Holde, P.E., Senior Energy Systems Engineer, WSU Energy Program, Olympia WA
The Jefferson County Energy Lunch Program is pleased to present in May (on the fourth Thursday instead of the usual third Thursday) a Key Speaker with considerable experience in energy planning who is prepared to address how local energy planning might be configured to speed a transition to full use of local renewable energy supplies. The Key Speaker in May is David Van Holde, P.E., Senior Energy Systems Engineer and member of the WSU Energy Program team in Olympia WA, who has deep experience working with utilities, government, and consulting firms to identify, plan, and implement energy solutions that lead to organizational change.
Mr. Van Holde's presentation will cover (i) details of the planned and actual energy transition made by an isolated Alaskan town on the Yukon River; (ii) selection of the district and/or organization for which an energy plan could be useful; (iii) determining energy supplies, energy flow, and energy loads in current energy systems; (iv) new energy technology as an independent variable in energy planning; (v) identifying and selecting the best new energy opportunities; (vi) new energy system design, implementation and operation; and (vii) examples of where energy planning could be usefully applied in Jefferson County.
Those who plan to attend are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Good sandwiches and other brown bag food items are available nearby at either Pho Thao or El Guadalajara on Washington Street, at the Port Townsend Food Coop on Kearney Street, and at other locations on the Port Townsend Waterfront or in the Boat Haven.
The Jefferson County Energy Lunch Program is an activity of the Jefferson County Energy LLC (ELLC) that is currently in the process of being formed.