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From speculating on the evolution of electric vehicles to technical talks on the outlook for oil and gas and how to realize a carbon-neutral future, faculty, researchers, postdoctoral fellows, students, and industry partners engaged in wide-ranging discussions on energy and its future during Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership’s recent two-day retreat.

“The retreat is a wonderful opportunity to connect researchers and our industrial partners in open, informal dialogue. The ultimate goal is to reach a carbon-neutral world and we need to approach this issue with an all-hands-on-deck mentality that transcends professional borders,” said Emily Carter, founding director of Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE), which administers E-ffiliates, a program that sparks transformational innovations in energy and environmental technologies via close collaborations between academic experts and industry leaders. Read more about the 2016 Retreat here. The 2016 Retreat agenda is available here.

On February 5 and 6, 2015, Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership held the second annual Retreat for corporate members, students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty. The goal of the Retreat was to create an open discussion between students, faculty, and E-ffiliates corporate members around problems that cross-cut industry, academia, and public policy in the fields of energy and the environment. The Retreat featured a mixture of technical sessions with open discussion, a keynote address, a group challenge activity, and a student poster session geared to foster a strong network between Princeton students and E-ffiliates corporate members. The 2015 Retreat agenda is available here.

On April 10, 2014, Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership convened a second roundtable discussion on the topic of the valuation of distributed energy and its implications for the grid. The roundtable, “Second Distributed Energy Valuation Roundtable: Toward Technical, Business, and Policy Solutions” brought together a diverse and influential group of stakeholders, including state and federal utility regulators; utility, independent power providers and distributed energy company executives; economists; academicians; and consumer advocates. The workshop resulted in a Summary and Conclusions Paper, which is available here

On February 8 and 9, 2014, Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership held a retreat for members, and student and faculty collaborators. The goal of the retreat was to create strong connections and an open discussion between E-ffiliates members, students, and faculty around problems that span industry, academia, and public policy. The retreat featured a mixture of technical talks, open discussion, recreational activities, and a poster session. The retreat agenda is available here.

On April 26, 2013, Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership hosted a roundtable discussion on the topic of distributed energy and its implications for the grid. The roundtable, “Valuing Distributed Energy: Economic and Regulatory Challenges,” brought together a diverse and influential group of stakeholders, including state and federal utility regulators, utility and distributed energy company executives, a  Regional Transmission Organization (RTO), CEOs, economists, engineering and law professors, and environmental and consumer advocates. The workshop resulted in a paper that identifies emerging opportunities for valuing distributed energy: Roundtable Summary Paper.