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Preparing for Tomorrow Through Energy Innovation

Please note the agenda is subject to change.

Wednesday, October 18: Welcome to the 2017 Florida Energy Summit

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m Registration Desk Open

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Broward County Energy Tours (TBD)

Thursday, October 19: Implementing Innovation

7:00 a.m. Registration Desk Opens, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Comments

8:10 a.m. Opening Remarks

8:40 a.m. Solar Plus Storage

Hear from the Florida Municipal Electric Association about Florida’s innovative project that combines solar plus storage to provide enhanced grid services.

9:10 a.m. Drones in the Utility Sector

Gulf Power has a new tool to inspect power lines: the unmanned aircraft system, also known as a drone. Learn how drones are being used in a new way to increase safety, save money, and restore power faster.

9:40 a.m. Battery Storage Technologies

Learn how Florida Power & Light is showcasing advanced battery technologies in southern Florida. Several types of battery technologies are being used to research a range of potential future benefits of energy storage, including grid reliability and power quality.

10:15 a.m. Networking Break

10:30 a.m. Innovation in the Energy Sector

From new advances in energy technology to transportation to renewable energy, learn about innovation in Florida’s energy sector.

12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

1:25 p.m. Farm to Fuel

Learn how some innovative programs like Farm Energy and Water Efficiency Realization Program, Farm Renewable and Efficiency Demonstration, Farm to Fuel, and combined heat and power are having a significant impact in Florida.

3:15 p.m. Networking Break

3:30 p.m. Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency in the Energy Sector

Learn about the state’s role in preventing the disruption of fuel and electricity due to natural disasters and how the state partners with industry to restore services quickly.

5:00 p.m. Summit Ends for the Day

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Friday, October 20: State and Local Collaboration

7:00 a.m. Registration Desk Opens, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Comments

8:15 a.m. Introducing Multifamily Demonstration Project Results

Learn about a demonstration project between the FDACS Office of Energy and two Florida housing authorities. The project implemented targeted energy efficient retrofits which lowered residents’ monthly energy bills.

9:30 a.m. Making Solar Available to the Public

Learn how Broward County residents can elect to contribute $9 a month to advance solar energy.

10:15 a.m. Networking Break

10:30 a.m. Clean Cities Collaborative Projects

Hear from Florida’s Clean Cities Coalitions about their work with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.

11:45 a.m. Closing Remarks

12:00 p.m. Summit Concludes

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