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Upcoming Virtual Events

Energy Supply Chain Disruption and Impacts: Perspectives on How Businesses Build and Sustain Value | Sept. 17, 11A EDT

The global pandemic has put many supply chain pressures on the solar industry. As the sector considers new ways to manage supply chain challenges through 2020, will renewable energy companies continue to drive successful value and efficiency? What are best strategies to prepare for equity investing and how can energy leaders determine their companies’ valuations as we move into the next phases of COVID-19? Join us to hear market experts on ways to build value for investors through technology and operational execution. Panelists include:

  • Suvi Sharma, Founder & Director – Solaria
  • Josh Beck, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer – BCI Technology Investments
  • Matt Harper, Chief Commercial Officer – Invinity Energy Systems
  • Sunny Yang, Trans-Pacific Business Lawyer – Porter Wright Morris & Arthur

This discussion will be moderated by CMU Scott Institute for Energy Innovation Executive Director Anna. J. Siefken.


This is the 11th installment in the "Energy, Resilience, and COVID-19 – Pivoting in 2020" webinar series. The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University hosts this series to highlight research, industry and innovation related to how COVID-19 is impacting the way we will do business and what it means to the energy systems we rely upon.

CMU VentureWell Virtual Energy Hackathon | Sept. 29-30

Pittsburgh area university students: Mark your calendars for the CMU VentureWell Energy Hackathon. Gain exposure to real-world energy challenges and generate new ideas. 2020 Challenge Partners include The World Bank Group, Duquesne Light Company and Giant Eagle. Be on the lookout for when registration opens! 


Distinguished Lecture by ICF's Senior VP Anne Choate | Oct. 1, 12P EDT

Anne Choate leads ICF’s Energy, Environment and Infrastructure operating group. Her team of more than 1,750 professionals advises commercial, federal, state and local clients on energy markets, surface transportation, energy efficiency, environmental planning, conservation and climate change.


Distinguished Lecture by Westinghouse President & CEO Patrick Fragman| Oct. 20, 1P EDT

Patrick Fragman, became the Westinghouse Electric Company President and Chief Executive Officer in August 2019. Fragman brings nearly 30 years of global power and energy services experience to Westinghouse. Prior to being named to Westinghouse’s highest leadership role, Fragman led transformation efforts at ABB, a global leader in digital industries in the area of electrification, industrial automation, motion, robotics and discrete automation, and power grids.