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PEA’s Emily Schapira Speaks at Energy and Innovation in Pennsylvania Workshop and Reception

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Penn State at The Navy Yard4960 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19112

Join Ameresco for a FREE workshop and reception as they celebrate their new Philadelphia office and commitment to evolving microgrid business initiatives.  The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) is partner for this event and PEA’s executive director, Emily Schapira, will be a guest speaker.

To register for the event click here.


Workshop Series: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM in the Symposium

Session 1: Energy Horizons Program Introduction by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (PA DCED)
Session 2: The Philadelphia Navy Yard Microgrid – What Comes Next?
Session 3: PA DCED’s POWER-funded Coal Plant Repurposing Playbook

Tour: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM 

An insider’s tour of the internationally acclaimed Navy Yard Smart Grid, NOC and Ameresco’s 8 MW natural gas peaker plant.

Reception: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM in the Atrium

Members of the media will be invited to join us for a brief presentation.


Emily Schapira, Executive Director, Philadelphia Energy Authority
Harold Epps, Philadelphia Commerce Director, City of Philadelphia
Denise Brinley, Senior Energy Advisory, Pennsylvania DCED
Michael Bakas, Executive Vice President Distributed Energy Systems, Ameresco
Will Agate, Vice President Microgrid Services, Ameresco




Penn State is holding its first organizing meeting of the Distributed Energy Innovation Partnership (DEIP) in the morning of November 8th. While the Ameresco program is separate from the Penn State program, we chose to schedule both programs on the same day so that you could take part in both sessions. We welcome the Penn State program attendees to the Ameresco workshop.

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