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2015

Waverley Labs and the Energy Production Infrastructure Center at UNC Charlotte Successfully Quantify Digital Risks for Power Grids

January 20, 2015

CHARLOTTE, NC – January 20, 2015 — Waverley Labs, a leading digital risk management (DRM) company, and the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, today announced an innovative risk management solution based upon a research and technology collaboration focused on modeling relationships between cyber-attacks and the electric and physical infrastructures associated with the power grid.



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EPIC Seminar: "Study Abroad Q&A"

January 9, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

EPIC Building – Room 1249

The EPIC Seminar Series strives to engage students, faculty and industry partners and to provide opportunities to learn about different aspects of the energy industry from energy experts. Undergraduate students, Max Hartenstein and Anna Schaeffer, will discuss their experience while studying abroad at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.



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PhD candidate, Iman Mazhari, recognized for novel method in islanding detection and prevention

January 7, 2015

Iman Mazhari was one of eleven finalists to win the Sixth Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exhibition ECCE 2014 oral session held in Pittsburgh on September 14 – 18 for the successful completion of his research on islanding detection and prevention in grid frequencies.



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2014

Join Us: Free Public Information Workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 3

December 2, 2014

Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) and the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) will host a free public information workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The workshop will be held at EPIC, prior to the NC Coal Ash Forum scheduled on Thursday, Dec. 4.



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Are Microgrids Myth?

November 25, 2014

by Johan Enslin

Director, Energy Production and Infrastructure Center, William States Lee College of Engineering, UNC Charlotte

Microgrids and nanogrids have been around for decades in the form of backup power systems for critical infrastructure, buildings, off-grid power supplies for military operating bases, homes and farms. What is a microgrid and why are we now refocusing on microgrids?



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2014 Charlotte Venture Challenge Pitch Day Accepting Participants

November 14, 2014

The 3rd annual Charlotte Venture Challenge Pitch Day is an exciting invite-only event designed to connect innovators with resources and strategic partners. It serves to expose early-stage ideas, inventions and technologies to feedback from corporate innovation executives, mentors, investors, faculty and entrepreneurs.The event is currently seeking teams to participate in December. Students and faculty have the chance to win cash prizes for their projects.



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NC Energy Policy Council featuring Lieutenant Governor, Dan Forest

November 13, 2014

Dan Forest, North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor, leads the NC Energy Policy Council and will conduct a meeting at the EPIC Building on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. As a UNC Charlotte alumni, Forest is keen on meeting students from his former alma mater. He encourages students to attend the policy committee meeting that will begin at 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.



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Led by Ventureprise: Commercialization Knowledge Seminar on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

October 24, 2014

The Commercialization Knowledge Seminar is designed to address topics relevant to the commercialization of intellectual property developed by university-related research. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the PORTAL building in room seminar 242.



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EPIC Seminar: "America's Energy Opportunity"

October 10, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

EPIC Building - G256

This presentation is a part of the EPIC Distinguished Lecture seminar series.



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EPIC welcomes Curtis Watkins as new Implementation Team Chair

EPIC welcomes Curtis Watkins as new Implementation Team Chair

October 3, 2014

Curtis Watkins, from Duke Energy’s Emerging Technology Office, has agreed to serve as the new chair of the Energy Production & Infrastructure Center's Implementation Team. The new committee will focus efforts to sustain the EPIC program. He replaces David Causey, EPIC’s Assistant Director for Programs and Outreach, who led the team for the past 18 months.



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