FLATE Presents at the Florida Energy Systems Consortium Workshop

This year’s FESC Workshop was held on May 12-13, at The Hilton University of Florida Conference
Center in Gainesville. The annual workshop provides an opportunity for experts from academia and industry and students, to share energy research, ideas and information. FLATE staff gave an oral and poster presentation highlighting the new Industrial Energy Efficiency college credit certificate and specialization for the Engineering Technology degree.

The Florida Energy Systems Consortium was created by the Florida State government to promote collaboration among the energy experts at its 12 supported universities to share energy-related expertise. The Consortium assists the state in the development and implementation of an environmentally compatible, sustainable, and efficient energy strategic plan. Florida’s utilities have predicted that the State’s energy use will increase significantly in the near future.  Energy efficiency and renewable energy generation are critical to meeting this demand.  FESC’s statewide education program is working to produce a workforce trained and equipped to meet Florida’s energy needs. In 2008, FLATE was commissioned to partner with FESC to prepare and execute a technician workforce plan that will put that energy workforce into place on time.

For more information about FESC and the new Industrial Energy Efficiency college credit certificate and specialization, contact Nina Stokes at stokes@fl-ate.org, or visit http://flate.pbworks.com/w/page/49891236/ETModules.