You’re Invited! NM Net Zero Energy Summit

ESI’s co-founder, the Microgrid Systems Lab, is once again producing the annual NM Distributed Energy Summit (virtual). Please join us on Zoom for this important event that affects our Native communities:

Please join us on Thursday, June 23, and Friday, June 24, 2022 for a holistic look at the challenges and opportunities presented by New Mexico’s transition to Net Zero emissions by 2050 and at the role energy must play in this and in holding global warming to 1.5 degrees. The event will examine the policy landscape; pathways, results, and research from related transitions elsewhere; initiatives underway here; and the implications for equitable economic and workforce opportunities.

There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required. Registration deadline is June 17. Register at the Summit webpage. The Zoom link will be provided to registrants shortly before the event. If COVID-19 conditions permit, Santa Fe Community College will host an on-site tour of its Smart and Microgrid Training Center on Friday afternoon, June 24 – see separate sign-up in the registration form.  

Summit Highlights

Plenary Presentation: Cabinet Secretary Sarah Cottrell Propst, NM Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, on “NM’s Net Zero Journey”
Panel Presentations and Discussions:

  • Think Global: Lessons learned from energy/economic transitions in other states, countries, and regions around the world, with the Center for Strategic and International studies, the Clean Energy States Alliance, and the Center for Energy Law and Policy
  • Act Local:  Regional and local initiatives underway and that New Mexico must undertake, with the NM Climate Change Task Force, the Intermountain West Energy Sustainability & Transitions Initiative, Sandia National Laboratories technology programs, and the Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Make it Work: Ways to align the interests of the environment, the economy, and the workforce, with Acting Cabinet Secretary Ricky Serna, NM Department of Workforce Solutions, the BlueGreen Alliance, and the Environmental Defense Fund/Resources For the Future
  • Paths to Success: University, college, and training opportunities in-state, with leading NM educational institutions

Special Event: Onsite Tour of Santa Fe Community College — Get a first-hand look at SFCC’s Smart and Microgrid Training Center, battery energy storage system, solar PV generation array, and controlled agriculture environment

Access the full agenda and schedule, speaker biographies, and background material at theSummit webpage.

Questions? Contact Victoria Ortiz Victoria.ortiz6@sfcc.eduThe Summit is presented by Santa Fe Community College’s Smart- and Micro-grid Training Center and is supported by the NM SMART Grid Center, an NSF-funded project of NM EPSCoR.

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