SFCC announces free Virtual Distributed Energy Summit 2022 on June 23 and 24

Registration required by June 17, in-person tours of SFCC’s Smart and Microgrid Training Center on June 24

Santa Fe Community College announces the third annual Virtual Distributed Energy Summit 2022 for the NM EPSCoR SMART Grid Center with a focus on Net Zero on Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24. While free, registration is required by 5 p.m. Friday, June 17 at Distributed Energy Summit 2022 (Virtual) | New Mexico EPSCoR (nmepscor.org). Registrants will receive a link to participate.  A special aspect of the summit is the option of free, in-person tours between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 24 of SFCC’s Smart and Microgrid Training Center, battery energy storage system, solar photovoltaic generation array and controlled agriculture environment greenhouses (registration required).


Dynamic presentations, attendee Q&As and panel discussions will offer the public an opportunity to take a holistic look at the challenges and opportunities presented by New Mexico’s transition to Net Zero emissions by 2050 and at the role energy must play in this and in holding global warming to 1.5 degrees. Presenters will examine the policy landscape; pathways, results, and research from related transitions elsewhere; initiatives underway here; and the implications for equitable economic and workforce opportunities.

The summit will kick off with a keynote presentation by NM Cabinet Secretary Sarah Cottrell Propst of New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD). Other recognized national, state, and regional speakers will explore how we can

  • Think Global: Lessons learned from energy/economic transitions in other states, countries, and regions around the world
  • Act Local:  Regional initiatives underway and that New Mexico must undertake
  • Make it Work: Ways to align the interests of the environment, the economy, and the workforce, with Acting Cabinet Secretary Ricky Serna, NM Department of Workforce Solutions and others
  • Develop Paths to Success: University, college, and training opportunities in-state, with leading NM educational institutions.

A full agenda, speaker bios and resource materials can be found at: Distributed Energy Summit 2022 (Virtual) | New Mexico EPSCoR (nmepscor.org). For questions about the SFCC in-person tours, contact Victoria Ortiz at Victoria.ortiz6@sfcc.edu.

For Information about SFCC’s Distributed Energy Program and upcoming classes, visit: https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/distributed-energy-technologies-and-systems/.

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