The Future of Kern County: Energy Opportunities to Secure the Economic Vitality of our Region - Shared screen with speaker view
Welcome to the first webinar for the Energy Technology Transfer and Workforce DevelopmentWelcome to the first webinar for the Energy Technology Transfer and Workforce DevelopmentWe're excited to share more about this collaboration with you
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Find out more about the Energy TT&WD program by visiting the BC website at https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/energy-TTWD
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I am a student of Bakersfield College. I am in a dire need to develop a patent with an attorney but also need some fellow engineers. Thank you so much for your time. The consideration you’ve given this message is the very hope that our planet as well as this specific idea of mine needs to take change in the right direction.
Congressman McCarthy's video is here: https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/conference/energy-technology-transfer-workforce-development-webinar
Cody, LonnieK here. Email me at LonnieK59@gmail.com
"we have come together to give our people actual access to upward mobility" in Kern County - Supervisor Perez
As a Latina engineer, and president of the Society of Women Engineers professional section, I agree with the importance of STEM careers for social mobility, more here in Central California
Absolutely, Brissa! Thank you for being here!
"our state and nation needs us to develop, innovate and invest in our communities to meet these challenges" - Chancellor Burke
There are lots of other energy sectors in Kern - don't forget the renewables like PG&E and SCE. They should be included in these conversations.
So wonderful that BC and KCCD are so quick to respond to our community's needs!
"This work is critical to the economic future of Kern County"
I agree! What is the plan moving forward in regards to oil and gas? Is there a plan to retrain individuals in the oil and gas industry to work in renewable energy sources?
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NREL has 900 active partnerships to ensure that research is relevant to companies bringing new technology into the marketplace - Dr. Mooney
@DaveMooney Thank you. #EnergyatKern #KernLeads
bringing private and public partnership together is an essential step to building our energy future - Cathy Reheis-Boyd
@CathyReheis-Boyd Thank you! #EnergyatKern #KernLeads
22 percent of electric generated in state of California was from solar energy - Sarah Kurtz
Industrial Microgrid Energy systems are an important renewable energy source that fits well in Kern County Ag and Industry. Concentric Power, Inc will soon open offices in Bakersfield and are looking for Oil and Gas engineers. Visit Concentric Power.com.
Public and Private partnerships are key to building the future for Kern County and engaging in meaningful dialogue-thank you for your participation!
I applaud your commitment and collaborative efforts to ensure the success of Kern County's energy, technology, and education sectors! #KernCountyEnergyPartnerships
How can Community College students get involved?
@SarahKurtz thank you. #EnergyatKen #KernLeads
How can the private sector get involved?
@RichardChapman is the best! #EnergyatKern #KernLeads
Blair Pruett at Concentric Power can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I second that question from Brandon. How can Bakersfield College students get involved?
@RichardChapman our Kern County Economic Development Ambassador!
Kern EDC brings together business, education and innovation to design the future of Kern County's energy landscape - Richard Chapman
STEMposium is one of the best events put on in this community. Thank you Kern EDC for all of your efforts.
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Amazing panelists, great job Kern County being a leader in engineering and technology in Central CA
It seems natural that KCCD should take on the role of connecting research with talent in a systematic way - Sonya Christian #KernLeads #EnergyAtKern
Any place that you live in California, you are getting green electrons from Kern County - Lorelei Oviatt
We want Kern to be the place where companies scale up their alternative energy operations
NREL sees a future, led by Kern County, where there is likely to be an abundance of wind and solar energy as storage technologies improve - Dr. Mooney
If Kern County were a country, it would be 21st in wind, 20th in solar energy
It is exciting to hear about the innovative opportunities for Kern. NREL in Kern County will be a game changer!
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We are blessed in CA that we have young people compared to the east coast. We all need to spread the word of emerging technologies, with great paid jobs and some only require an AA degree.
@Brissa is right. Most STEM jobs in Kern County today require an associates degree or less.
Automotive and Transportation needs to be engaged in this. BC has a robust Automotive program that should be a part of this work. We can start with TESLA and now GM who are both coming on strong with 100% electric vehicles that will need charging and service facilities with education to service the new technology.
Is NREL or UC Merced looking at Power to Gas, where the excess electrons produced from wind and solar are run through hydrolysis to separate water into oxygen and hydrogen, and the hydrogen can be injected into gas lines, which are already existing and can be the largest energy storage system we have?
7 million people employed in the energy industry across the US, and most of the growth is in wind, solar and natural gas. - Dr. Mooney
Yes, I can see more charging stations in parking lots, now.
The infrastructure for electric vehicle charging and the battery waste and charging capacities of the vehicle batteries are a huge issue but great progress has been made in the last three years on this.
Kern County is well positioned for energy storage deployment with its existing power system infrastructure - Dr. Mooney
Rio Tinto is mining Lithium in Kern County as well
No one seems to mention the tremendous energy that can be converted into clean energy by using MSW. There are totally clean conversion processes that use MSW a feedstock for hydrogen as a zero-emission transportation fuel. this also significantly reduces the need for landfill. David Reed
Harlan Ode’ here with the 21st Century Energy Training Center at KCCD. Looks like it’s time to put the Covid mess behind us and train our citizens for the energy future here in Kern County.
Companies are looking to relocate to locations with access to clean energy, so how do we bring those companies to Kern? - Lorelei Oviatt
How about Electric Vehicle manufacturers or component manufacturers powered by clean energy?
#David Teasdale, I am on board lets get Electric Vehicle companies here and partnering with BC and the Automotive Program. Not just the cars but the charging stations too.
Coso Energy in Olancha is the 3rd largest Geothermal plant in the US and is in the KCCD service area in Inyo county just across the Kern County border
How can find out more about who's coming and who's hiring?
University of Tokyo is doing some significant research in hydrogen storage. David Reed
Biogas needs to be included in any renewable energy discussion, especially here in Kern County with the green waste and animal waste from ag. Biogas is carbon NEGATIVE, and can be used just like fossil gas. Biogas from Kern County cow manure is now going into SoCalGas pipelines: https://calbioenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/calbio-first-rng-news-release_final-9.24.20.pdf
would you like to know more about clean hydrogen conversion processes , just ask
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