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NextEnergy Update: April 2019

By Posted on April 17, 2019
Blog, Uncategorized

Jim Saber, President & CEO

Our team is looking forward to a busy spring full of excellent opportunities to engage with other industry professionals and share our thoughts and knowledge on topics that are important within our mission to accelerate smarter, cleaner more accessible solutions for communities and cities.

On Tuesday, April 23, we will moderate two panels at the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council’s annual meeting in East Lansing. Nathalie Osborn, our director of smart grid initiatives will moderate “Convergence of Disruptive Distributed Technologies” and I will moderate “Fix the Damn Roads: The Crossroads of Energy and Mobility in Michigan.” We feel both of these discussions will help to move Michigan in the right direction in its efforts to improve its energy and mobility infrastructure.

In May I will be presenting in Detroit at the SBD Automotive “Juicing the EV Ecosystem” event. I will also be traveling outside Michigan to participate in the panel discussion, “Incubating a Clean Energy Future: electrification and EV Infrastructure” Smart Cities New York, and will present the findings of our Accessible Mobility Project with our partner Prospect Silicon Valley at the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator channel partner meeting. We were honored to be chosen for this project to identify unmet mobility needs in each of our regions and recommendations for a path forward that will strengthen both of our regions.

I would also like to highlight the excellent work done by our partners at Clean Energy Trust in Chicago. Earlier this month, they released the 2019 Clean Jobs Midwest report, a survey of clean energy employment in 12 Midwestern states including Michigan. The report which among other things, highlights the growth in clean energy jobs within the Midwest (737,031 added from 2017-2018). If you have an interest in the advancement of the clean energy sector in our region, please take a moment to explore the report to learn more about their findings.

Finally, I hope you’ll take a moment to read this month’s blog introducing our white paper, “Evaluating the Case for Hydrogen” written by Tim Slusser, NextEnergy’s director of smart mobility initiatives.

I hope to see many of you at the events I mentioned above. If you would like to connect, please feel free to reach out to me directly.

– Jim
313.833.0100, ext. 240


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