The leaders from NETL and the University of Pittsburgh will gather in the city Aug. 24-25 to share the latest developments, demands and applications of emerging sensor technologies in the nation’s energy future during the Infrastructure Sensing Collaboration Workshop.
The workshop is intended to engage industry and stakeholders and provide feedback on the latest sensor developments along with innovative and practical technologies to industry via technology transfer. The emerging sensor area will promote workforce development to support both near-term research and development capability needs.
Topics expected to be covered include key capabilities of electricity transmission and distribution systems; electrical power conversion technology; oil and natural gas infrastructure; hydrogen infrastructure; conventional power generation systems; renewable power generation from solar, wind, geothermal; and manufacturing processes for steels/metals, chemicals and more.
“Addressing the effects of climate change while providing new employment opportunities through decarbonizing our power sector is a challenge too great for any one entity or organization to tackle alone,” said James Ferguson, NETL state & local partnerships manager. “The Infrastructure Sensing Collaboration Workshop presents another great opportunity for NETL and our partners in academia and industry to exchange best practices and latest innovations to explore how we can implement cutting-edge sensors incorporating the concepts of big data across the economy.”
NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers technological solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By leveraging its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.