Global & Local Energy Technology Transitions

#power #energy #efficiency #demand #management #electric #vehicles #extreme #weather

Mr. Olsen provides a brief overview of US and European natural gas markets along with reviewing the huge technological changes happening in the electric utility industry, the auto industry and the building design and construction industry. Increasing temperatures and the impacts of the energy war are also noted. Options such as energy efficiency, demand management, carbon management, tax credits and the critical importance of feedback for quality control in the building construction industry are reviewed. Issues that the speaker thinks need more consideration are also presented.

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  • Date: 17 Nov 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • Starts 06 November 2022 12:30 PM
  • Ends 17 November 2022 11:30 AM
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Scott Olsen of IEEE


Energy Transitions

Scott discusses the four large energy transitions happening around the world


Scott Olsen has over 30 years of providing productivity improvements in commercial and industrial facilities. His work with HVAC&R and energy efficiency includes positions at A&E firms in MN and WI; state government; commercial building control firms; and an Investor Owned Utility (IOU).  He lived and worked in Oslo, Norway for two years, three months in Germany and several weeks in Ukraine. His Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree focused on thermal environmental engineering in commercial buildings. Scott’s 20 years with an Investor Owned Utility informs his thoughts on the significant technology changes impacting the electrical grid and society. 

Scott’s Master’s degree in Public Administration and Policy with a certificate in Energy Analysis & Policy provides a global view on energy use in society. The program encompassed energy using sectors, economics, engineering, the environmental, and policy approaches.

Scott believes energy use benchmarking is an excellent tool for quality control and continuous improvement for leaders in commercial building design and construction. His extensive field experience provides a valuable perspective on theory vs practice in commercial buildings.

Address:Madison, Wisconsin, United States


1 World energy markets, focus on Europe & US

2 Energy sources & utility grid

3 Vehicles

4 Buildings

5 HVAC technologies

6 Building construction, commercial mostly

7 Importance of data, feedback and quality control

8 Energy efficiency and timing of use or demand runs throughout

Note:  This event was recorded and it cna be viewed at this Google Drive Link