At the request of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, Energetics’ Jonathan Rogers served as lead author for “An assessment of the potential products and economic and environmental impacts resulting from a billion ton bioeconomy,” published November 21 in Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. The article examines the potential benefits of a billion-ton bioeconomy, which would require producing and converting one billion tons of U.S. biomass into bio-based energy, fuels, and products by 2030.
Energetics recently published Climate Change and the Electricity Sector: Guide for Climate Change Resilience Planning for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA). This Guide walks electric utilities through the process of assessing the vulnerabilities of their assets and operations to climate change and extreme weather and identifying and implementing solutions to enhance resilience.
Workplaces are increasingly offering EV charging to their employees. The success of such programs relies on implementing a station design that fits both employer and employee needs. Energetics’ Margaret Smith prepared a report on this topic for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office.
Energetics recently led the planning, execution, and documentation of the Next Generation Grid Components R&D Program Planning Workshop, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability in conjunction with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Energetics Incorporated is pleased to announce the addition of Joseph Sabel to our leadership team. A proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Sabel has more than 30 years of experience working as an energy conservation and environmental expert in government and private industry. He will serve as both the leader of Energetics’ Building Energy Solutions Division and Energetics’ Chief Strategy Officer.
In his dual roles, Mr. Sabel will focus on developing innovative solutions to our clients’ energy and efficiency challenges.
Energetics has had longstanding expertise in the preparation of Energy Bandwidth Studies, which examine the range (or bandwidth) of potential energy savings opportunities in selected manufacturing industries. In collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), Energetics recently added six new energy bandwidth studies to the series. The new studies explore energy consumption in the manufacture of six lightweight structural materials: aluminum, advanced high-strength steel, magnesium, titanium, carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites, and glass fiber reinforced polymer composites.
On June 8, 2016, Jonathan Rogers, Bioenergy Team Lead in the Science & Technologies Division of Energetics, delivered a presentation on the evolving U.S. bioeconomy during the opening plenary session of the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference on Feedstocks in Miami. Jon supports the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) in assessing the socioeconomic impacts that might be achieved if the full potential of U.S. biomass resources were to be used to produce a wide range of fuels and products.
On June 1 and 2, the United States hosted the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) and the first Mission Innovation (MI) Ministerial in San Francisco, California. Energetics provided considerable support to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in preparation for the two-day event, which represented the first international gathering of energy ministers and other high-level energy leaders since the COP21 U.N. Convention of Parties. Upon completion of a successful event, President Obama called U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who chaired the ministerial meetings, with accolades for the Energy Department’s execution of the events.
Energetics was recently awarded a contract from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a Research Roadmap for Advancing Technologies in California’s Industrial, Agricultural, and Water Sectors. The Energetics team includes small business partners and subject matter experts located in California. The team will help identify, describe and prioritize research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D) gaps that must be addressed to achieve the state’s goals related to industrial, agricultural, and water energy use. Energy technology areas of focus include industrial (e.g., chemicals, petroleum, forest products, and food manufacturing), bioenergy, data centers, agriculture, and water and wastewater.
Energetics Incorporated has received an award to serve as the administrator of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon for 2017 and 2019. The Solar Decathlon is a biannual competition that showcases innovative solar-powered houses designed, built, and operated by collegiate teams. This is the first time the Solar Decathlon will be administered by an independent party. As the program administrator, Energetics will oversee all aspects of project management, university competition, site operations and logistics, event production, sponsorship recruitment, educational outreach, and communications as well as designing activities to increase public engagement. Denver will be the host city for the 2017 Solar Decathlon.
Energetics has provided support and expertise to many U.S. government clients for more than 35 years. But did you know that our work extends to many international efforts and clients as well? Energetics staff provide expert analysis and communications support on efforts related to clean energy, energy efficiency, climate change, clean transport, and electricity transmission around the world. Learn more about our work's growing global reach!
Two Energetics publications won awards of merit in the 2014–2015 technical communications competition held by the Society for Technical Communication (STC) Washington, DC—Baltimore Chapter: Annual Report 2013–2014: Accomplishments of the U.S.–China Clean Energy Research Center and Infographics: Integrated Biorefineries. These awards honor printed and electronic communications that demonstrate superior writing, editing, organization, and design.
In December, Energetics Vice President Chris Kelley visited the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to meet with energy leaders and to share Energetics’ experiences with smart grid implementation.
Energetics has launched its first international office, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This new location expands Energetics services into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, serving as a hub that will allow Energetics to better serve MENA regional national governments and other organizations interested in developing policies and practices that support clean energy and energy efficiency. The Dubai initiative is being led by Ridah Sabouni, senior engineer and MENA region managing director. From his new base in Dubai, Ridah leads scientists and engineers in providing project management, metrics development, and technical analyses to support the development of clean energy technologies and best practices. He is working with sector leaders and Energetics headquarters staff to provide our full spectrum of services to MENA regional clients.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presented Energetics Vice President Leslie Nicholls with a Director’s Award during its 2015 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards ceremony on October 14. The Vice President of Energetics’ Building Energy Solutions (BES) division, Ms. Nicholls received the award in recognition of her leadership in helping FEMP design and implement the highly successful 2015 Energy Exchange conference held in August.
On October 22, members of the Energetics Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) support team received recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Patricia Hoffman. The team received the award “in recognition of your leadership and outstanding support of the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program, which helped the United States recover from economic hardship, create jobs, and enhance the reliability, security, and efficiency of the nation’s electric delivery system.”