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The Future of Kern County: Energy Opportunities to Secure the Economic Vitality of our Region - Shared screen with speaker view
Earl Parsons
28:43
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
Earl Parsons
29:22
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Earl Parsons
29:41
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Earl Parsons
30:38
@Brenda, make sure you select "all panelists and attendees" so everyone can engage with the chat
Cody Ballard
33:18
hello
Earl Parsons
34:14
Find out more about the Energy TT&WD program by visiting the BC website at https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/energy-TTWD
Earl Parsons
35:31
For more details about the webinar, incuding agenda, visit https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/conference/energy-technology-transfer-workforce-development-webinar
Earl Parsons
36:11
@Cody, make sure you select "All panelist and attendees" in the chat
Cody Ballard
37:37
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.
Lesley Bonds
37:55
Congressman McCarthy's video is here: https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/conference/energy-technology-transfer-workforce-development-webinar
Lonnie Kerley
42:10
Cody,
Lonnie Kerley
42:35
Cody, LonnieK here. Email me at LonnieK59@gmail.com
Earl Parsons
43:13
"we have come together to give our people actual access to upward mobility" in Kern County - Supervisor Perez
Brissa Quiroz
44:04
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
Cheryl Scott
45:03
Absolutely, Brissa! Thank you for being here!
Earl Parsons
45:46
"our state and nation needs us to develop, innovate and invest in our communities to meet these challenges" - Chancellor Burke
Vicky Furnish
47:04
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.
Krista Moreland
47:11
So wonderful that BC and KCCD are so quick to respond to our community's needs!
Earl Parsons
47:25
"This work is critical to the economic future of Kern County"
Paul Munoz
48:10
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?
Earl Parsons
49:13
After the webinar, please fill out the survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYZ9Pr03qQehy7U7NPKKO9_i4h0ozCNwkg5Sq6k5pAynPB7g/viewform
Earl Parsons
49:34
Your feedback will help us guide future webinars
Earl Parsons
51:15
NREL has 900 active partnerships to ensure that research is relevant to companies bringing new technology into the marketplace - Dr. Mooney
Sonya Christian
52:41
@DaveMooney Thank you. #EnergyatKern #KernLeads
Earl Parsons
54:25
bringing private and public partnership together is an essential step to building our energy future - Cathy Reheis-Boyd
Sonya Christian
54:57
@CathyReheis-Boyd Thank you! #EnergyatKern #KernLeads
Earl Parsons
56:05
22 percent of electric generated in state of California was from solar energy - Sarah Kurtz
Blair Pruett
56:50
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.
Norma Rojas-Mora
56:51
Public and Private partnerships are key to building the future for Kern County and engaging in meaningful dialogue-thank you for your participation!
Belinda Barberena
57:02
I applaud your commitment and collaborative efforts to ensure the success of Kern County's energy, technology, and education sectors! #KernCountyEnergyPartnerships
Brandon Mondragon
58:17
How can Community College students get involved?
Sonya Christian
58:33
@SarahKurtz thank you. #EnergyatKen #KernLeads
nick avila
58:39
^^
Belinda Barberena
58:40
How can the private sector get involved?
Sonya Christian
59:06
@RichardChapman is the best! #EnergyatKern #KernLeads
Blair Pruett
59:33
Blair Pruett at Concentric Power can be reached at bpruett@concentricpower.com.
Paul Munoz
59:48
I second that question from Brandon. How can Bakersfield College students get involved?
Belinda Barberena
01:00:10
@RichardChapman our Kern County Economic Development Ambassador!
Earl Parsons
01:00:14
Kern EDC brings together business, education and innovation to design the future of Kern County's energy landscape - Richard Chapman
Ian Journey
01:01:28
STEMposium is one of the best events put on in this community. Thank you Kern EDC for all of your efforts.
Earl Parsons
01:02:15
We're starting Session II of our first webinar! After the webinar, please fill out our survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYZ9Pr03qQehy7U7NPKKO9_i4h0ozCNwkg5Sq6k5pAynPB7g/viewform
Brissa Quiroz
01:03:27
Amazing panelists, great job Kern County being a leader in engineering and technology in Central CA
Earl Parsons
01:04:25
It seems natural that KCCD should take on the role of connecting research with talent in a systematic way - Sonya Christian #KernLeads #EnergyAtKern
Earl Parsons
01:07:46
Any place that you live in California, you are getting green electrons from Kern County - Lorelei Oviatt
Earl Parsons
01:09:28
We want Kern to be the place where companies scale up their alternative energy operations
Earl Parsons
01:13:02
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
Earl Parsons
01:14:12
If Kern County were a country, it would be 21st in wind, 20th in solar energy
Norma Rojas-Mora
01:18:06
It is exciting to hear about the innovative opportunities for Kern. NREL in Kern County will be a game changer!
Earl Parsons
01:19:08
Please fill out our survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYZ9Pr03qQehy7U7NPKKO9_i4h0ozCNwkg5Sq6k5pAynPB7g/viewform
Brissa Quiroz
01:21:45
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.
Cheryl Scott
01:23:11
@Brissa is right. Most STEM jobs in Kern County today require an associates degree or less.
Andrew Haney
01:24:48
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.
Rob Duchow
01:25:15
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?
Earl Parsons
01:27:03
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
Paul Munoz
01:28:03
Yes, I can see more charging stations in parking lots, now.
Andrew Haney
01:28:13
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.
Earl Parsons
01:29:41
Kern County is well positioned for energy storage deployment with its existing power system infrastructure - Dr. Mooney
David Teasdale
01:29:50
Rio Tinto is mining Lithium in Kern County as well
David Reed
01:30:18
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’
01:31:35
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.
Earl Parsons
01:33:25
Companies are looking to relocate to locations with access to clean energy, so how do we bring those companies to Kern? - Lorelei Oviatt
David Teasdale
01:33:56
How about Electric Vehicle manufacturers or component manufacturers powered by clean energy?
Andrew Haney
01:35:43
#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.
David Teasdale
01:37:28
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
Josh Yurkanin
01:37:45
How can find out more about who's coming and who's hiring?
David Reed
01:39:13
University of Tokyo is doing some significant research in hydrogen storage. David Reed
Rob Duchow
01:42:13
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
David Reed
01:42:37
would you like to know more about clean hydrogen conversion processes , just ask
nick avila
01:42:48
yes
David Reed
01:43:16
davidreedlb1@gmail.com
Earl Parsons
01:43:16
Thank you for attending this webinar! Please fill out the survey at https://forms.gle/arFXDZN7uedGXnaz9
Earl Parsons
01:45:00
Thank you to all of the panelists for participating! Please join us on Nov. 18 for our next webinar