Seminarios web para miembros

Manténgase actualizado con la industria. Los miembros de AEE obtienen acceso a seminarios web mensuales gratuitos de expertos de la industria sobre temas energéticos importantes. Además, los seminarios web ofrecen créditos para la renovación de la certificación AEE.

Próximos seminarios web

Los seminarios web se presentan utilizando la plataforma Zoom. Se requiere el nombre de los asistentes, correo electrónico y número de identificación de membresía para registrarse.

Jun 27, 2024

9:30 am-10:30 am

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Male Allies in the Energy Sector

*This webinar does not offer AEE credits.

The energy sector has traditionally been male-dominated.  Women in developed and developing countries are still outnumbered in technical and supervisory positions in utilities and other energy sector agencies. Women attempting to enter the energy sector often face barriers such as gender stereotypes, bias, and a general lack of training, mentorship, and networking opportunities. When only one group dominates planning and decision-making, there is less innovation, productivity, and sustainability.

There are, however, men in the energy sector who see equity and inclusion as not just a nice-to-have but a ‘must-have.’ These men champion improvements to workplace policies, practices, and culture to elevate women and eliminate negative gender stereotypes and behaviors. The objective of this panel discussion is to highlight male champions for gender equality through their work in the energy sector across multiple countries. Panelists will share their personal experiences in promoting gender equality within the energy industry, the resulting business outcomes, and any challenges they encountered along the way.

Alaina Hawley, Energy Solutions Supervisor at Platte River Power Authority

Matthew Mendis is a clean energy, environment, and finance expert with more than 35 years of experience in more than 45 developing countries. He currently serves as Managing Director of the energy team at Chemonics International, where he manages a team of experts and works across all the Regional Business Units to provide targeted support for energy sector projects and proposals.

Suman Basnet is a hydropower, renewable energy and management professional with over 35 years’ experience in the development and private sectors. Mr. Basnet is currently the Team Leader at the Nepal Renewable Energy Programme, a Government of Nepal Programme supported by the UK Government.

Tunde Gbajumo is an experienced power sector reform professional with a nearly 30-year career in independent power project development and energy finance that has spanned across geographies including Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritania, Tanzania, Liberia, and the Republic of Benin. He serves as the Chief of Party for the Deloitte-led USAID Nigeria Power Sector Program.

Jul 10, 2024

11:00 am-12:30 pm

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Microsoft’s Sustainability Journey: How AI & Technology are Accelerating Sustainability Transformation

*This webinar offers .3 AEE credits for live attendance.

In this session, we will provide an overview of the regulatory landscape around ESG and Sustainability and how companies can start to prepare. In addition, we will delve into the transformative power of AI and Cloud technologies in driving sustainability for your organization. Delving into best practices and key learnings from Microsoft’s own journey to be carbon-negative, water-positive, zero waste, and protect more land than we use by 2030, we will explore how technology is reshaping and enabling a more sustainable future for the industry. From optimizing resource usage to enabling more sustainable & resilient buildings and supply chains, this session will cover real-world examples, potential challenges, and the exciting future of sustainability powered by the cloud and AI.

About the Presenter:
As the Global Director, Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability and chair of Microsoft’s Sustainability Employee Resource Group & Community (10K+ employees), Matt Hellman has been building the pathway for Microsoft’s acceleration of sustainability initiatives aligned with Microsoft’s goal to become carbon negative by 2030 leveraging technology and AI. Overseeing and building out multiple strategic partnerships, implementing sustainability transformation for customers, and activating the partner and community ecosystems, he is helping to drive Microsoft’s sustainability strategy & execution around the world.

Before joining Microsoft, Matt designed, built, and scaled GE Digital’s commercial organization in Asia and the Americas; he held multiple roles within GE business units living in Nigeria, South Africa, India, Singapore, and Canada. Additionally, Matt previously worked in various climate & foreign policy roles at The U.S. Department of State on U.S.-China and U.S.-Australia relations.

He holds an M.B.A. from The George Washington University School of Business and a B.A. in International Affairs, Economics & Asian Studies from The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.

Matt Hellman

Global Director, Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability

Jul 16, 2024


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Workforce Development and Sustainability: Are entry-level job seekers aligned with hiring firms and managers?

*This webinar offers .2 AEE credits for live attendance.

To many in the sustainability industry, entry-level employees’ career paths appear broad and diverse. A wide range of position types benefit from different and unique skill sets. To those graduating from high school, community college, or university, the picture may not be so clear – or so promising. This interactive presentation will review and summarize recent literature regarding workforce development initiatives in the sustainability industry to better understand the entry-level employment needs of the energy transition economy from the perspective of hiring entities and prospective employees. This review will benefit those on both sides of the hiring process, and aims to answer the following questions:

• Are aspiring sustainability job-seekers fully aware of the range of employment opportunities? If not, what are the information asymmetries?
• Are there specific job criteria that make sustainability jobs more or less attractive to job seekers, and to what degree are these criteria met in entry-level jobs?
• Can employers find and recruit job seekers with appropriate skill sets? If not, where are the most significant skill gaps, and how can they be closed?
• To what degree do cultural or generational factors impact hiring for sustainability positions?
• How does a career path in sustainability compare with other industries that job seekers may be pursuing, and what factors are most important in that comparison?

About the Presenter:
James Dodenhoff is the Founder and Principal of Silent Running Energy, a firm that guides clients through the most recent technology developments, regulatory guidelines, and finance solutions to provide optimal sustainability and energy solutions. Jim’s experience includes serving as Regional Business Development Director for S&C Electric’s Microgrid Control System, Project Development for California’s Community Solar Green Tariff Program, Working Group member for the CPUC Energy Efficiency Compensation, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI), and Working Group member for the CPUC Energy Efficiency Equity and Market Support Working Group (EMSWG). Jim has presented at numerous AEE conferences on various clean energy topics in the past ten years. Jim has an MBA in Strategy/Finance from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Energy Studies/Mechanical Engineering from Brown University.

James Dodenhoff

Founder & Principal, Silent Running Energy

Jul 22, 2024

11:00 am-12:00 pm

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Unlocking the Potential – Exploring AI Applications in the Energy Sector

*This webinar offers .2 AEE credits for live attendance.

Join us for an insightful webinar where we delve into the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the energy industry. From optimizing resource management to enhancing sustainability practices, AI is revolutionizing how we approach energy production, distribution, and consumption.

Key Topics Include:
1. AI-driven Energy Forecasting: Learn how advanced algorithms improve accuracy in predicting energy demands, enabling more intelligent resource allocation and grid optimization.

2. Enhanced Operational Efficiency: Discover how AI-powered systems streamline maintenance operations, reduce downtime, and maximize asset performance in energy facilities.

3. Renewable Energy Integration: Explore how AI technologies facilitate integrating renewable energy sources into the grid, ensuring reliability and stability.

4. Gestión del lado de la demanda: Understand the role of AI in empowering consumers to manage their energy usage efficiently, contributing to a more sustainable energy ecosystem.

5. Risk Mitigation and Security: Examine the role of AI in identifying and mitigating risks, enhancing cybersecurity measures, and safeguarding critical energy infrastructure.

About the Presenter:
Dr. Hicham Lahmidi, C.E.M., C.B.C.P., CEA., is a French energy expert with significant practical experience in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Research, and Sustainability. Dr. Lahmidi is currently the Chief Operating Officer of HandZ Solutions and the VP of AEE Western Europe Region.

Dr. Hicham Lahmidi

Chief Operating Officer, HandZ Solutions & VP, AEE Western Europe Region

Jul 25, 2024

11:00 am-12:00 pm

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Lead Your Life and Energy Career

*This webinar offers .2 AEE credits for live attendance.

This exclusive webinar is your gateway to the free, AEE member-only, ‘Lead Your Life and Energy Career’ training program, a unique opportunity set to launch in September 2024. Join us to get a comprehensive overview of this game-changing program.

The Lead Your Life and Energy Career Training Program catalyzes attendees to set and succeed in measurable long and short-term life and energy career goals. This newly developed leadership program will equip today’s energy professionals to face unprecedented global environmental challenges and become the sustainability leaders our world needs today. Great energy leaders prioritize our world’s sustainability goals, translating what is good for the world to be good for their business.

This webinar and course are ideal for energy engineers, managers, consultants, and aspiring professionals in the energy and sustainability industry who want to become better and more impactful leaders. At a time when humanity is grappling with unprecedented global environmental challenges, this program is designed for those who aspire to be change agents, ready to transform organizations, industries, and the world with their energy and sustainability expertise.

About the Presenter:
Ziad Haddad is an energy leader and entrepreneur, deploying his 25+ years of experience in the built environment and energy & sustainability into endeavors that positively impact businesses and people’s lives. He is currently the Senior Director of Physical Plant at Lebanese American University in Lebanon.

Ziad is actively involved in AEE, currently serving as the VP for the Middle East, CEM course content contributor, and member of the CBCP certification board. He helped co-found the AEE Lebanon Chapter and formerly served as Chapter President.

Ziad Haddad

Senior Director of Physical Plant, Lebanese American University & VP, AEE Middle East Region

Ago 22, 2024


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From the Classroom to the White House: A Case Study of Denver Public Schools’ Decarbonization Journey

*This webinar offers .2 AEE credits for live attendance.

LeeAnn Kittle’s session will inspire a paradigm shift from a climate crisis narrative to one of bold action, innovation, and accountability. Drawing inspiration from real-world examples, Kittle will explore how educational institutions are becoming catalysts for climate action and innovation centers for climate advocacy. As Executive Director of Sustainability for Denver Public Schools, Kittle will showcase success stories of youth-led initiatives that have made significant strides in climate advocacy and share how these movements influence a community beyond the classroom, drive accountability from businesses to world leaders, and influence policy at the highest levels.

As an award-winning practitioner, Kittle will share how Denver Public Schools has taken its advocacy to the White House by hosting Vice President Harris and speaking at the first-ever White House Summit on Sustainable K-12 School Buildings and Grounds. Join us on this transformative journey from the classroom to the national stage and gain insights into effective strategies for a school district’s decarbonization.

About the Presenter:
LeeAnn Kittle is a strategic professional who has built sustainability programs in higher education and k-12 for over 15 years. Her story is one of passion, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to a sustainable future. Equipped with a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, LeeAnn’s academic foundation mirrors her dual commitment to business acumen and environmental stewardship. In 2020, LeeAnn joined Denver Public Schools to further her mission of educating and fostering student advocacy for decarbonization. She has since earned Energy Manager of the Year for Central and South US by the Association of Energy Engineers and Leaders to Learn From by Education Week.

LeeAnn Kittle

Executive Director of Sustainability, Denver Public Schools

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Horas de Contacto y Otorgamiento de Créditos

AEE emitirá un certificado de asistencia para los seminarios web para miembros, y los asistentes pueden utilizar los seminarios web como horas de contacto para la renovación de la certificación de AEE. Cada hora contacto equivale a 0,2 créditos para la renovación de su certificación AEE. (Tenga en cuenta que queda a discreción de otras asociaciones si aprobarán el contenido como horas de contacto para otras renovaciones).