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The International Energy Agency estimates that societies worldwide will invest $40 trillion in a sustainable energy transition over the next few decades. The goal of the inaugural Eradicating Poverty through Energy Innovation (EPEI) workshop is to explore how these investments can be used not only to achieve carbon neutrality but also to advance human thriving.
The ties between energy and poverty run deep around the globe. Billions worldwide lack access to affordable, sustainable electricity to power households, businesses, and community services. Many more face routine energy payments that drain scarce financial resources. Still more bear burdens and risks of pollution, violence, corruption, and oppression associated with energy development, processing, distribution, infrastructure, and markets that constrain their opportunities for economic development and well-being.
In this workshop, we seek to engage and build a community of researchers, leaders, activists, and innovators involved in building strategies, advancing policies, and designing projects for community energy innovation that address the above challenges. We will explore and advance new models and frameworks for energy innovation that reduce poverty and end the relationship between energy systems and human suffering. We will discuss opportunities for collaborative initiatives and planning for future activities.
In addition to a workshop report, position papers representing the collective knowledge of the group on the thematic areas are expected to materialize. Identified teams will works on these papers and release them at appropriate platforms after the workshop, ensuring communication to a wider audience.
This being the inaugural workshop, one of the primary goals is to create a multi-disciplinary, global think tank that continues to collaborate through follow-up events, intellectual exchanges and joint projects. Subsequently, ideas for future workshops shall be invited from current participants and interested stakeholders.
Creating urgent and meaningful impact on how energy innovations can lead to sustainable outcomes for the disadvantaged, is a shared concern of this group. It has become clear over time that strategies, programs, policies, governance, technology and markets need to be reimagined and aligned to the goals of ending poverty and maximizing well-being for all.
The workshop has been envisioned to harness ideas and create new directions in the following broad thematic areas:
The community of energy innovators and thinkers interested in these thematic areas, is broad and spans across entrepreneurs, businesses, governments, academia and social groups. Thus, to facilitate constructive cross-cutting dialogue and exchange of ideas, specific questions, guided by the overarching theme, is put forward for deliberation. The four driving questions are:
日本一本道a不卡免费Participants will deliberate and bring ideas to the table based on their research and experiences. Small working groups will be formed over the course of the workshop, documenting the ideas and approaches that emerge. These will be supplemented by posters, short talks, panel discussions etc., where a range of experiences will be shared by the participants, representative of the diversity of knowledge systems in this arena.
Day 1, Monday (12th Feb): 12pm – 7pm - Room: Turquoise/ MU 220
Day 2, Tuesday (13th Feb): 8am – 7pm - Room: Ventana Ballroom/ MU 241 B&C
8pm – 10pm Power Talks Location: TBD
Day 3, Wednesday (14th Feb): 8am – 1pm - Room: Turquoise/ MU 220
Memorial Union (MU) at the Tempe Campus, Arizona State University.
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The conference registration desk will be staffed throughout the conference. Registration desk locations are:
Monday: Near the Entrance of Turquoise Room
Tuesday: Near the Entrance of Ventana Ball Room B C
Wednesday: Near the Entrance of Turquoise Room
Posters will be displayed at the conference venue and participants will have the opportunity to interact with presenters during the designated poster sessions. The posters shall remain displayed at all other times as well.
For presenters:日本一本道a不卡免费 Display boards for posters will be provided for those who have signed up on the google form, at the workshop venue. Please ensure your posters are not larger than 30 inches x 40 inches.
Lunch will be provided on all three days of the conference, Feb 12, 13 & 14.
Breakfast will be provided on second and third days- Feb 13 & 14.
Dinner will be provided on the second day only – Feb 13.
Light snacks and beverage will be provided at set times throughout the conference (see agenda)
Downtown Tempe has a wide variety of restaurants within walking distance from the main campus and the Graduate hotel. Ask any staff/volunteers for recommendations!
ASU will host dinner on the second day, Tuesday, Feb 13 at the MU in Ventana Ballroom between 5 – 8 pm
日本一本道a不卡免费 ASU Solar Facilities tour (limited openings and subject to participant interest).More details to come. Please let us know if you are interested.
日本一本道a不卡免费If you have a medical emergency, dial 911. If you need assistance for other reasons, contact MU staff, workshop volunteers or the hotel front desk in the lobby.
日本一本道a不卡免费ASU has Wi-Fi available to all users by connecting to Wi-Fi and clicking on the “ASU Guest” network.
The average high in early February is around 70°F/21°C and the average low is around 40°F/4°C. But weather will fluctuate.
Conference attire is business casual.
The Graduate Hotel (official workshop hotel) is located on:
The hotel is located one block South of Arizona State University’s main campus and is adjacent to downtown Tempe’s shopping, dining, and entertainment district. The hotel concierge can assist you with your transportation needs and questions.
From Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to/from the Graduate Hotel Tempe:
For those staying at the Graduate Hotel -overnight parking is free for guests but please be sure to let them know otherwise you may be ticketed.
Street parking (metered parking) is also available at ASU. (see map for Visitor parking- rates will vary for 1 – 2 hours and whole day rates )
Parking validation will be provided during the conference period. Please remember to let us know by Jan 31st 2018 if you need one, and bring in your parking ticket for validation by the conference staff.
日本一本道a不卡免费The workshop is bringing together participants from nearly all continents and a diversity of backgrounds and expertise; a well-balanced mix between academia, small and thriving businesses, and NGOs, where we will all imagine and build new approaches to energy innovation that simultaneously address the UN Sustainable Development Goals of ending global poverty and providing sustainable energy to all.
Keynote 1: Simon Trace CBE C.Eng, M.CWIEM
日本一本道a不卡免费Simon Trace is currently Principal Consultant, Natural Resources & Energy, at Oxford Policy Management. Prior to that, Trace spent 16 years in senior executive positions in international NGOs, 10 as CEO of Practical Action, providing oversight and technical input for a number of high-profile energy sector publications, frameworks and strategies (SE4ALL GTF, RISE, WEO, PPEO). Trace is an accomplished, published writer and commentator on technology and development who has spent 10 years living in Africa and Asia. He also serves as an advisor to the UK Government’s £1.5 billion Global Research Challenge Fund. He is considered a global expert on energy access policy and delivery, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, natural resource management, organizational governance, leadership and strategy development. Trace’s work has impacted people in over 20 countries across 3 continents.
Keynote 2: Jim Rogers
Jim Rogers is the co-founder of Global BrightLight Foundation which aims to bring safe, healthy and cost effective solar power to people living without access to electricity. He is the author of the book “Lighting the World: Transforming Our Energy Future by Bringing Electricity to Everyone”, which outlines the state of energy poverty, and suggests that addressing this issue offers great potential for improving people’s lives in low income nations. The book also addresses the idea that reverse engineering this effort will teach us a lot about how to transform the grids of the high-income nations to better fit the environmental needs of the future. Rogers retired as President, CEO and Chairman of Duke Energy in 2013, and has held leadership positions in the US utility industry for over three decades.
(Speakers will layout the agenda for furthering deeper discussions)
Social Value in Energy Innovations (Saurabh Biswas; School of Sustainability, ASU and Carlo Altamirano-Allende; School for the Future of Innovation in Society, ASU)
Engaging communities in Energy Innovation (Scott Kennedy; Executive Director, Energy Action Partners)
Incubating Enterprises for Energy Innovation (Keith Warner; Senior Director, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University, Ana Coll; Innovation and Strategy Director, Iluméxico & Kaci McCartan; Technology Analyst, Accenture)
Models of Innovation Enterprises (Parikhit Sinha; Director Sustainable Development, First Solar)
Scaling effective energy innovation ecosystems. (Nigel Moore; Manager Global Programs and Initiatives, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy)
The workshop is bringing together participants from nearly all continents and a diversity of backgrounds and expertise; a well-balanced mix between academia, small and thriving businesses, and NGOs, where we will all imagine and build new approaches to energy innovation that simultaneously address the UN Sustainable Development Goals of ending global poverty and providing sustainable energy to all.
To facilitate constructive dialogue and idea generation cutting across disciplinary boundaries, non-traditional and multiple engagement formats have been incorporated. All participants will contribute to all or at least one of the following forums during the workshop:
Day 1: (Monday, Feb. 12) – Creating Social Value through Energy Innovation
日本一本道a不卡免费10 am – 12 pm: Registration
12 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm: Welcome and Introductions
Clark Miller, Director, Center for Energy & Society, ASU
1:30 pm: Keynote Address
Simon Trace, Principal Consultant, Natural Resources and Energy, Oxford Policy Management
Introduced by Nalini Chhetri, Assistant Director, SFIS, ASU
2:45 pm: Networking Break
3:15 pm: Social Value in Energy Innovation
Saurabh Biswas, School of Sustainability, ASU
Carlo Altamirano-Allende, SFIS, ASU
3:30 pm: Entrepreneur’s Panel: Creating Social Value for Communities
Ana Lucia Col Guzmán, Innovation and Strategy Manager, Iluméxico
*Nalini Chhetri, Assistant Director, SFIS, ASU
*Elizabeth Monoian, Founding Co-Director, Land Art Generator Initiative
Tonya Ensign, Global Leadership Executive Coach, Fluidic Energy
Facilitated by Stacia Dreyer, Assistant Professor, SFIS, ASU
4:30 pm: Roundtable Discussions: Creating Social Value
5 pm: Posters: Cutting Edge Research in Energy Innovation
日本一本道a不卡免费7 pm: Dinner on your own
Day 2: (Tuesday, Feb. 13) - Communities, Enterprises and Energy Innovation
日本一本道a不卡免费7:30 am: Breakfast available
8:30 am: Engaging Communities in Energy Innovation
Scott Kennedy, Executive Director, Energy Action Partners
Facilitated by Mary Jane Parmentier, Director, Global Technology & Development, ASU
9:30 am: Roundtable Discussions: Engaging Communities
日本一本道a不卡免费10 am: Networking Break
10:30 am: Accelerating Enterprises for Energy Innovation
Keith Warner, Senior Director, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University
Ana Lucia Col Guzmán, Innovation and Strategy Director, Iluméxico
Kaci McCartan, Technology Analyst, Accenture
11:30 am: Roundtable Discussions: Creating and Supporting Enterprises
12 pm: Posters: Cutting Edge Research in Energy Innovation
2 pm: Entrepreneur’s Panel: Enterprise Strategies
Parikhit Sinha, Director, Sustainable Development, First Solar
Steve Katsaros, CEO, Nokero
Jeevan Baidya, Solar Project Manager, Sunbridge Solar Nepal
Facilitated by Netra Chhetri, Director, Center for Innovation and Development, ASU
3 pm: Roundtable Discussions: Business and Ownership Models
3:30 pm: Networking Break
4 pm: Energy Innovation and Disaster Response: The Case of Puerto Rico
Organized by Marla Perez Lugo and Cecilio Ortiz, Co-Directors, National Institute for Energy and Island Sustainability (INESI), University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
5 pm: Show and Tell: Energy Innovation and Poverty Eradication
Show and Tell Participants Include:
Laura Hosman, Director, SolarSPELL
Steve Katsaros, CEO, Nokero
Michelle Jordan, Education Director, Quantum Electrodynamics and Sustainable Solar Technology Research Center
Marla Perez Lugo and Cecilio Ortiz, co-directors, RISE-Puerto Rico
Sayfe Kiaei, PI, US-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy
Saleh Ahmed, University of Arizona
Alexandra Mallett, School of Public Policy and Administration(SPAA),Carleton University
Carlos Tornel, Iniciativa Climática México
Balachandra Patil, Indian Institute of Science
8 pm: POWERtalks
Participants Include: (*Confirmed)
*Dominique Pride, University of Alaska
*Nikki Avila, University of California-Berkeley
*Suyesh Prajapati, MinErgy Nepal
*Robert Ferry, Land Art Generator Initiative
*Alex Eaton, Sistema Biobolsa
*Ruth Santiago, Comité Diálogo Ambiental
*Sumanta Sharma, Government of Uttarakhand (India)
Day 3: (Wednesday, Feb. 14) – Supporting energy innovation to maximize social value.
7:30 am: Breakfast Begins
8:30 am: Keynote Address
Jim Rogers, Co-Founder, Global BrightLight Foundation
日本一本道a不卡免费 Introduced by Clark Miller
9:30 am: Scaling Effective Energy Innovation Ecosystems
Organized by Nigel Moore, Manager, Global Programs and Initiatives, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy
10:30 am: Roundtable Discussions: Policy and Governance Innovation
12 pm: Conference Wrap-Up