Strategic Energy Institute Announces Development of Major Regional Energy Center

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Strategic Energy Institute Announces Development of Major Regional Energy Center

Center will explore intersection of energy policy and technology innovation in the Southeast

October 25, 2016
• Atlanta, GA

Click image to enlargeThe new center will explore intersection of energy policy and technology innovation in the Southeast.Georgia Institute of Technology today announced the creation of a new, major regional energy center. The center will operate out of Georgia Tech’s Strategic Energy Institute (SEI) and provide an unbiased and interdisciplinary framework for informing energy policy and systems analysis for the Southeast region.

While located at Georgia Tech, the center will tap into regional expertise within academia, think tanks, businesses, non-governmental organizations (NGO), and research facilities.  Conferences, workshops and symposiums will also be held at the center, which will serve as a neutral facilitator of a range of interdisciplinary academic, business and nongovernmental stakeholders to discuss relevant, important energy issues.

“Our region depends on us to help address our unique energy challenges,” said Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson.  “I can think of no better way to explore solutions to these challenges than to bring together the best minds and resources in the region. We look forward to working with experts in regional utilities, academics, industry, national labs and the Department of Energy to deliver pragmatic solutions with maximum impact in the Southeast.”

According to “Rising to the Challenge”, a report produced by the National Research Council, federally-funded research and development has not been connected to state and regional industrial development. Bridging that gap can create the local talent and technology base needed to convert these U. S. investments into domestic companies, industries, and jobs. The report also documented that private businesses and local education institutions are among those organizations in the best positions to identify opportunities, gauge competitive strengths, and mobilize wide community support for regional cluster initiatives.

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