News & Events
Our community of practice is curating a list of past and upcoming events that bring energy equity and environmental justice to the forefront of conversation.
Energy Storage for Social Equity Roundtable - June 28-29 10 A.M.-1 P.M. PT/1 P.M.-4 P.M. ET
In support of the Office of Electricity Energy Storage program, PNNL and additional laboratories will hosted a workshop In June on the relationship between energy equity and energy storage. Flexible and available at any scale, energy storage offers a useful framework. Through storage, we can imagine more broadly how improvements and investments in the grid can respond to social and health challenges, and improve affordability, reliability, and community value in the future. The event was attended by over 400 people from a diverse cross-sections of government, academia, industry, business, and non-profit organizations.
The workshop featured enlightening talks by key industry leaders:
- State governments administering energy equity programs
- Utilities leading best practices in baselining and investing in energy equity
- Experienced practitioners in demographic diagnostics and grid investment
- Communities engaged in energy transition
Visit the event website to view event recordings, download event pre-readers, and access presenter slide decks. A workshop report will be forthcoming.
Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship Roundtable - June 22, 2021 9:30 A.M.-1 P.M. PT/12:30 P.M.-4 P.M. ET
Advancing equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity is the responsibility of the entire U.S. government, including the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). DOE is taking a number of proactive steps to diagnose and eliminate barriers to equal opportunity by enabling an inclusive and just entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem in climate and energy technologies. This invite-only event aims to bring together experts in climate and energy justice, entrepreneurship and innovation, and incubation and acceleration services to understand barriers to entry and the role that DOE can play in lowering them.
IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference - April 27-30, 2021 - Virtual
The IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC) aims to support and sustain women leaders and technologists, especially those in mid to senior career. Enhance your leadership skills and knowledge of the tech industry, while networking with 1000+ STEM leaders from around the world.
Energy Storage and Overburdened Communities, Peak Shaving, and Peaker Replacement - March 8, 2021 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (EST) - Virtual
Energy storage is the key to unleashing the power of renewables, relieving generation, transmission, and distribution demands, and hastening the energy transition to a decarbonized future. New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Commissioners and Staff are invited to participate in a series of energy storage webinars planned by BPU Staff and presented in collaboration with U.S. DOE Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program, Sandia National Laboratories, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Northwest Power and Conservation Council: What Does an Equitable Energy System Look Like? - February 25, 2021 - Virtual
In February, the Council hosted a forum on diversity, equity, and inclusion in its power planning and in its 2021 Power Plan. The forum – with 130 attendees – builds on past work in the Council’s advisory committees to address underserved communities and marked a step forward in ensuring equity in our energy planning.