ASC Community Partnerships hosts SLV energy symposium

(02-05-2010)

In conjunction with SLV Alliance for Renewable Communities, SLV Ecosystem Council, Water Protection Coalition Solar Working Group and others, Adams State College Community Partnerships is hosting an internationally renowned expert on regional power provisions at a symposium from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, March 6, in Porter Hall room 130.

Bill Powers, P.E., is an expert on regional power provision, with extensive knowledge and experience in the fields of energy and mechanical engineering, air monitoring and control equipment, and pollution and public health. He is internationally renowned for his work in the energy field, providing expert testimony and analysis on large transmission and solar energy generation proposals in the southwest. Powers is an expert in project management, strategic planning, and equipment testing and monitoring for private energy project developers throughout the world, including the United States, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Panama, and Chile.

Powers authored "San Diego Smart Energy 2020: the 21st Century Alternative, " a strategic energy plan for San Diego County to reduce greenhouse gases from power generation 50 percent by 2020 while increasing the renewable energy supply and maximizing diverse locally generated power. He has also authored numerous technical reports on a variety of energy-related topics, including distributed renewable energy generation, gas turbine air emission controls, power plant cooling systems, integrating strategic energy and environmental planning in the Baja California border region.

Following Powers' talk, a panel discussion of local key stakeholders will address the topic of "Building our Energy Security from Within", with opportunity for community discussion. Although this event is free and open to the public, registration is suggested. To register, please call Karl Jolliff at 719-587-8209, or go to www.adams.edu/community/partnerships.