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2013

EPIC Associate Deborah Strumsky Leads WFAE Radio Line Up in May 8 Broadcast

May 8, 2013

The world’s energy addiction has opened the door to debate and dialogue about climate change. Some say that options to fossil fuels may help reverse warming trends, but the problem is that alternative forms of energy production aren't ready yet on the needed scale. And recently scientists at UNC Charlotte came to an even more alarming conclusion: that the problem is unsolvable. Hear EPIC Associate Dr.



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More Ways Than One: Distributed Energy Sources Take Power Flow in New Directions

April 24, 2013

In the traditional way electricity travels, it is a simple trip down the power line.  According to EPIC Seminar Speaker Dr. Emiliano Dall’Anese, however, today’s energy providers must anticipate a future of power flows from any direction, at any time.  In his April 16 presentation, Dr. Dall’Anese laid out the math behind new ways of thinking about optimal power flow when lots of distributed sources, like solar and wind, feed a distribution system.



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UNC Charlotte Signs Key "Memorandum of Understanding" with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

April 17, 2013

It's official: EPIC is now an international collaborator in building a trans-Atlantic energy bridge thanks to a new "Memorandum of Understanding" signed with the renowned Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) of Germany.  In partnership with the Charlotte Research Institute (CRI) of UNC Charlotte, EPIC will play a lead role in the MOU, linking academic and research initiatives of the two institutions around key energy issues.



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Engineering the Future: Top Students Talk Energy with Scholarship Sponsors

April 10, 2013

Recipients of a number of EPIC scholarships gathered at a reception held in their honor on Friday April 5 at EPIC.  Representatives from local energy companies such as Duke Energy and Siemens joined the celebration, hearing first-hand about the academic accomplishments of bright young students whose education they helped along with the scholarship funds.



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EPIC Gives Boost to 2013 Bioenergy Symposium

April 10, 2013

It was a full house on Tuesday April 9 as the IDEAS Center drew over 200 attendees to the third annual Bioenergy Symposium to UNC Charlotte.  The topic was anaerobic technologies and their fit into sustainable energy strategies. EPIC was among the many sponsors that contributed to the success of the Symposium.

 



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EPIC Associate Regina Guyer Named 2013 Outstanding Educator by Sustain Charlotte

April 8, 2013

Sustain Charlotte honored EPIC Associate Regina Guyer as its 2013 Outstanding Educator at the organization's gala gathering April 6.



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Finding the Floor: Power Market Modelling Points the Way on Electricity Prices

April 8, 2013

In the dynamic world of energy markets, 15 minutes can mean a lot – especially to investors wanting reliable returns from new power system projects.



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SOCIAL LOAD: No Turn Back From Brave New World

April 8, 2013

It was 2006 when social media burst onto the cultural scene.  Ever since, headlong change caused by the avalanche of tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices is rushing new risks and rewards to the electric power industry.  According to Dr.



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Fracking Forum Draws 125 for In-Depth Look at Hot Topic

March 8, 2013

On FRI March 8 EPIC hosted a diverse gathering of North Carolina legislators, regulators, scientists, engineers, environmental groups and business representatives.  As they listened, learned and shared their points of view, the group took one of North Carolina's mostly hotly debated topics and moved forward with an improved  understanding of the social, technical and political factors shaping the future of fracking.



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EPIC Welcomes Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx on February Visit

February 27, 2013

EPIC Associate Dr. Zia Salami, left, was one of the many hosts when Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx (second from left) visited recently to learn more about EPIC.



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