Four students (undergraduate and graduate students are eligible) will be selected to attend the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany for a summer 2017 Study Abroad program. The duration of the study abroad program is eight-weeks, (exact dates will be determined by students and the Study Abroad Office, but will fall between May 17 - July 17, 2017).
Each selected student will receive a $3,500.00 travel award and $1,500 research stipend.
When the concept of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center was born, the Charlotte region was on the brink of being a major energy hub. Fast forward nine years and the region is home to more than 260 companies and 28,000 workers that are tied directly to the energy sector, and the region is the country’s new energy capital. EPIC has played a pivotal role in this designation by working closely with the energy industry in almost every aspect related to energy.
At the FEPPCON 2015 Power System Infrastructure Session, six papers were presented, and notes were taken by Marcelo L. Heldwein. The papers were:
“Introduction and Explanation of Format” by Johan H. Enslin, Energy Production and Infrastructure Center and University of North Carolina, Charlotte, United States
“Challenges for Developing the Integrated Grid” by Mark McGranaghan, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, United States
A Carolinas utility trade association is calling for fundamental changes in the industry.
The N.C. Utility of the Future Steering Team issued its report after two years of work saying it’s “time to evolve” to allow for such things as customers selling privately generated electricity to the grid.
The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiaitve rewards top electrical engineering students in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada to encourage them to pursue a career in power & energy.
Dr. Johan Enslin, director of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center at UNC Charlotte, announced the 2016 student recipients of the Transatlantic Energy Research Experience (TE-REx) program. This year’s winners represents the Lee College of Engineering’s Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Science, and Engineering Technology and Construction Management departments.
The recipients are:
Congratulations to EPIC's Dr. Yamilka Baez and Dr. Aba Ebong for their project "Stand-Alone Cost Effective PV Lighting" being accepted into the Charlotte Community Scholars (CCS) Program for summer 2016. CSS is designed to provide students with an immersive civic engagement experience that strengthens the academic mission of the university, advances the public good, and addresses critical community needs.
January 4, 2016 (Charlotte, NC) – CLT Joules, a Charlotte-based non-profit company that promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the energy sector announced today that Bob Irvin will succeed Lori Collins as Executive Director. “We look forward to working with Bob to enhance Charlotte’s position as a national leader in energy startups,” said Rob Caldwell, Senior Vice-President Duke Energy and Chairman of CLT Joules. “Bob has served in a strategic capacity for energy companies over the last 25 years and his appointment...
Veterans are invited to attend the Energy Careers for Veterans event on Wednesday, September 16 from 10 am until 3 pm. The event is hosted by EPIC, University Career Center and Motorsports Engineering. Vets can network with companies in the energy industry and explore career opportunities.