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NREL’s Annual Partner Forum Eyes Pathways to Future Energy Systems

By District Energy posted 09-12-2023 14:31




Everything is in place for a complete energy transformation: Cheap power is gathered on rooftops, fuel can be made from electricity, entirely new grid architectures are possible—but such big changes do not come easily.

On the brink of extraordinary energy investments, partners from utilities, companies, and cities gathered at the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL’s) 7th Partner Forum, Aug. 21–23, to discuss how to navigate the complex challenges of future energy systems through technological integration and detailed planning.

All attendees have unique experiences on the topic, but the conversation started with an exceptional perspective from Nancy Sutley, the Los Angeles deputy mayor for energy and sustainability, who worked with NREL to facilitate the groundbreaking LA 100 study for planning Los Angeles’ clean energy investments.

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