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Clean Energy Innovations Workshop

November 10, 2011

120 participants from around the country attended the Holyoke Clean Energy Innovation Workshop intended to lay the groundwork for collaborative approaches to test bed development for next generation, smart energy technology.


The workshop featured municipal, state, and federal perspectives on issues that impact development of an effective test-bed environment. From left to right: Kathleen Anderson (Director of Planning and Economic Development, City of Holyoke), Mayor Elaine Pluta (City of Holyoke), James Lavelle (Workshop Co-chair, Manager, Holyoke Gas & Electric), Patricia Hoffman (Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Richard Sullivan (Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs), and Jim Kurose (Workshop Co-chair, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts) - Image: masstech.org

The workshop featured municipal, state, and federal perspectives on issues that impact development of an effective test-bed environment. From left to right: Kathleen Anderson (Director of Planning and Economic Development, City of Holyoke), Mayor Elaine Pluta (City of Holyoke), James Lavelle (Workshop Co-chair, Manager, Holyoke Gas & Electric), Patricia Hoffman (Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Richard Sullivan (Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs), and Jim Kurose (Workshop Co-chair, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts) - Image: masstech.org

Holyoke has many of the attributes and assets it needs to become a national test bed city  for the next generation of smart energy technology — the topic that drew more than 120 participants from around the country – including CEOs of battery storage firms, venture capital investors, university computer science researchers, engineers from national research laboratories, utility executives, and managers from demand-side firms offering smart online software -  to the Holyoke Clean Energy Innovation Workshop on November 9 and 10. read more

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Dusty With a Chance of Star Formation
Checking the Medicine Cabinet to Interrupt COVID-19 at the Molecular Level
Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold But Still, Is It Just Right?​
Smashing Discoveries​
Microbiome Pattern Hunting
Modeling the Air we Breathe
Exploring Phytoplankton Diversity
The Computer Will See You Now
Computing the Toll of Trapped Diamondback Terrapins
Edging Towards a Greener Future
Physics-driven Drug Discovery
Modeling Plasma-Surface Interactions
Sensing Subduction Zones
Neural Networks & Earthquakes
Small Stars, Smaller Planets, Big Computing
Data Visualization using Climate Reanalyzer
Getting to Grips with Glassy Materials
Modeling Molecular Engines
Forest Mapping: When the Budworms come to Dinner
Exploring Thermoelectric Behavior at the Nanoscale
The Trickiness of Talking to Computers
A Genomic Take on Geobiology
From Grass to Gas
Teaching Computers to Identify Odors
From Games to Brains
The Trouble with Turbulence
A New Twist
A Little Bit of This... A Little Bit of That..
Looking Like an Alien!
Locking Up Computing
Modeling Supernovae
Sound Solution
Lessons in a Virtual Test Tube​
Higgs Boson Spotted in Holyoke?
Crack Computing
Automated Real-time Medical Imaging Analysis
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