What will power grids look like in 2040? What should they look like?
Will fusion revolutionize electricity production?
How can utilities both decarbonize and adapt to growing renewables, electric vehicles, and distributed generation?
Will solar and wind grow from 7% to over 30% of global generation? Will energy storage and grid expansion tame intermittency?
How will electrification of transport and heating impact the roles of oil and natural gas?
Will nuclear fission’s share of generation decline, or be buoyed by better reactor designs and regulation?
How does venture capital that fosters analytics differ from venture capital that fosters tough tech, such as small modular reactors?
How can companies profitably bring electricity to people whom the grid does not reach?
These questions and many more will be fully resolved at the 2019 MIT Energy Conference: Tough Tech & The 2040 Grid. Come join the conversation! 20% Early Bird discount expires on February 1st.
Now in its 4th year, the MIT EnergyHack brings opportunities for learning, problem solving, and networking to the forefront as teams develop rapid, innovative solutions to the problems in energy that our society faces today.
For students, the MIT EnergyHack is a helpful platform to learn and understand real-world challenges, generate ideas, find startup partners, and win cash awards. For companies, the Hackathon acts as a powerful crowd-sourcing platform that generates a breadth of potential solutions to the environmental and energy challenges that these companies face.
After two days of teams competing to develop novel solutions for specific, energy and environmentally-minded challenges, an awards reception will be held, and the winning teams will receive prizes and recognition from the EnergyHack's sponsors.
Please visit the Hackathon's main website for more information.
The decommissioning of oil wells and platforms is expensive, complex, and becoming increasingly important. By 2040, up to 3,000 oil and gas platforms will need to be decommissioned. The costs are equally staggering: in the North Sea alone, these decommissioning costs will reach in excess of $150 billion. While these projects are fraught with technical, operational, and organizational complexity, there is an enormous value opportunity to aligning governments, operators, and contractors to deliver this work safely and efficiently.
Learn how The Boston Consulting Group is driving change on this topic and helping both companies and governments with this significant challenge. Register here.
Now entering its 12th year, MIT Energy Night showcases over 50 interactive presentations highlighting MIT’s unique innovation in energy, annually drawing over 1000 attendees. Presenters include MIT research labs, early-stage start-ups based on MIT technologies, and other energy-focused companies. This year’s event will take place 6:30 - 9:30 PM on Friday, October 19 at the MIT Museum.
Please visit MIT Energy Night's main website for more information.
Get involved with the largest club on campus and learn about the different resources available to energy-interested students. Talk one-on-one with students from the Energy Club's communities and flagship events about how you can expand your presence in the energy field beyond the classroom. Free food and friendly faces :)
Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/ECKickoff2018