EPIC Energy Seminar Series

During the Fall and Spring semesters, EPIC presents an Energy Seminar Series with speakers from around the region. These experts share valuable information and their insight into trends and news that is related to energy. Seminars are free and are open to students, faculty, industry partners and friends of EPIC.  Brown bag lunches are welcome. Driving directions and parking information can be found under Directions.

Many past presentations were recorded. Click here for a complete list.

fall 2018/Spring 2019

Speaker Affiliation Date Presentation

Ed Miller
Steven McCachern
David Barnes

New River Light & Power


Panel Discussion on Renewable Energy Integration and Generation for Non-Investor Utilities

Wenyuan Tang

NC State University

10/2/2018 Impact of Virtual Bidding on Financial and Economic Efficiency of Wholesale Electricity Markets

Yamilka Baez-Rivera
Miguel Pando

UNC Charlotte


Impact of Natural Disasters on the Grid: A Puerto Rico Case Study

Scott Poole


11/6/2018 Innovative Directions in Unconventional Power: Off-Shore Wind, Solar-Thermal Towers, and Nuclear
Rob Creighton Windlift 11/20/2018

Airborne Wind Energy

Marcy Bauer
Lisa Poser
Jason Wager

Duke Energy
Centralina Council of Governments


Panel Discussion on Transportation Electrification Infrastructure

Bill Rusciolelli
Kyle McClure
Neil Robinson

Power Engineers

01/22/19 The Utility Industry: Past, Present, and Future

Daniel Anagho
Jack Mitchell


2/5/19 Africa and Energy-Related Business Opportunities

Sherif Abdelrazek
Matthew Schultz

Duke Energy 2/19/19 The Progression and Challenges of Grid Integration of Energy Storage Systems
Brandon Grainger University of Pittsburgh 3/19/19 Modern Power Conversion Solutions: From Electric Power Grids to Aerospace Power Applications​
Andrew Lemmon University of Alabama 4/2/19

Enabling Next-Generation Medium-Voltage Power Electronics with Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors

Ben Vollmer
Joel Olsen
Luke Rogers

Strata Solar
O2 Energies
Birdseye Renewable Energy

4/16/19 Panel Discussion on Utility Scale Solar from a Developer's Perspective