Thank You for Attending Energypath 2018!

Energypath 2018 has officially come to a close. Over 300 industry professionals, educators and students gathered at DeSales University to engage in high-level learning on grid integration, solar energy, electric vehicles, energy storage, and other sustainable energy topics. The Sustainable Energy Fund team thanks everyone for attending, participating and helping us support a sustainable energy future. Follow the links below to learn more about the experience.

Check out our full recap of Energypath 2018! 

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The Energypath 2018 conference will focus on the theme of Grid Integration. Grid Integration is an increasingly critical issue as the demand for electricity rises along with the growing need for reliable and diverse sources of electricity. Although progress has been made to improve grid stability and resiliency, more needs to be done to integrate renewables, batteries, and vehicles into the electric grid. This conference will evaluate the challenges of grid integration and discuss viable solutions.

Keynote Speakers

Patrick McDonnell

Patrick McDonnell

Secretary, Department of
Environmental Protection

With 15 years of experience at
the Pennsylvania Department
of Environmental Protection
(DEP), Secretary McDonnell
brings a broad perspective to the
agency’s regulatory and policy
development processes.

Gladys Brown

Gladys Brown

Chair, Pennsylvania Public
Utility Commission

Gladys Brown has served as
commissioner on the PA Public
Utility Commission since 2013.
Prior to serving on PUC, Gladys
served as an aide and counsel to
the Pennsylvania State Senate
for nearly 23 years

dr rudy shankar

Opening Speaker

Dr. Shankar is currently the Director of the Energy Systems Engineering Institute at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. He was previously the Vice President and Chief Technology Advisor for the Tennessee Valley Authority, where he managed renewable energy technology and developed electric transportation and infrastructure, consumer innovation, and technologies for power generation and power delivery. Dr. Shankar completed his undergraduate work at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, received his MBA at Queens University in an Executive-sponsored program, and earned his Ph.D. in Applied Sciences from the University of Delaware.
kenneth schuyler

Lunch Speaker

Mr. Schuyler will discuss challenges associated with integrating large amounts of renewable energy into the grid, and, as the regional grid operator for PJM Interconnection, will review steps that PJM is taking to mitigate potential impacts. Mr. Schuyler is Manager, Renewable Services in the Market Services Division at PJM Interconnection. He has over thirty years of experience at PJM in System Operation and Markets. Mr. Schuyler's current responsibilities include coordinating PJM initiatives to support integration of renewable energy resources into PJM markets and operations. Previous assignments were in interconnection coordination for new generation projects, generator operations, and operations planning. Mr. Schuyler is a registered professional engineer in the state of Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University and a Master's of Business Administration from Temple University.


What is Energypath?

Energypath is the region’s largest sustainable energy event, attracting industry professionals, policymakers, and academia throughout the region and across the United States. The goal of Energypath is to increase the knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow.

When is Energypath 2018?

Energypath 2018 will be held July 26, 2018. Pre-conference energy camps will be held July 23-25. On Thursday, July 26th there will be a conference, an expo and middle and high school science fairs. For a detailed schedule, visit our Agenda page.

Where will Energypath 2018 be held?

Energypath 2018 will be held at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA. For more information, visit our Venue page.

Who attends Energypath?

Energypath has something for everyone:

  • Have you ever wanted to learn more about renewable technologies like Solar, Wind, Geothermal or Biomass Energy?
  • Are you a business owner that would benefit from learning energy efficiency techniques to save money on energy bills?
  • Are you looking to start an energy business or start a career in the energy industry?
  • Do you have a new hire who needs a crash course in sustainable energy?

Quotes from Previous Attendees

"I attended last year and found a wealth of energy information. I came back this year to network and get new information. It is like attending a mini-college course in energy effectiveness."
Kimberly A.
"I really appreciate your efforts in putting together this great event. It was my first time to join and I had a great time in learning new concepts and networking with people. Hope to join it again in the future."
Wen Z.
"It really is a great conference for our region – a lot of other conferences I’ve been to do not get as much attendance from students and recent graduates. I think this really gives Energypath a unique value."
Zack P.
"I am here to do networking for my job. It's been awesome because there are a lot of diverse groups for making connections. This is supposed to be regional, but I have found an international presence."
Malcolm W.