People at an event

VIRTUAL DISTRIBUTED ENERGY SUMMIT 2021 - Modernizing New Mexico Energy

The second annual Virtual Distributed Energy Summit for the NM EPSCoR SMART Grid Center, hosted by Santa Fe Community College’s Smart and Microgrid Training Center, took place on Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30, 2021.

This year’s Summit addressed the state’s clean energy transition through three related themes: Economy, Technology, and Workforce.

There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required. Registration deadline is July 22, 2021.

SFCC Site Tour Details

On Friday, July 30 at 2:00PM, join an in-person tour of Santa Fe Community College’s Smart and Microgrid Training Center facilities, plus networking and hosted refreshments — check the sign-up box in the Registration Form.

Questions? Contact Victoria Ortiz: Victoria.ortiz6@sfcc.edu

Links to presentation materials are posted in the agenda, below.

 

Summit Agenda, Speakers, and Materials


Status message

Sorry...This form is closed to new submissions.

New Mexico’s Energy Transition - Setting the Stage

Click on Presenters’ names to open and close biographies.

 


 9:00AM - 9:15AM

 

Welcoming Remarks

President Rebecca Rowley, Santa Fe Community College

William Michener, Director, NM EPSCoR 

 


 

 9:15AM - 9:45AM

 

Keynote Address: The Role of Federal Policy in New Mexico's Energy Transition

 

 

Liza Reed

 
Liza is the research manager for low carbon technology policy at the Niskanen Center. She is an expert in High Voltage Direct Current, electricity transmission, and technology innovation. Before joining the Niskanen Center, she worked on energy funding at the Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University, wireless communication technology development at inmobly, and business analysis at Capital One Finance. She holds a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in Engineering and Public Policy and a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University.
 

Presentation Slides


 

 9:45AM - 10:00AM

 

New Mexico Policy and Regulatory Update

 

Camilla Feibelman

 
Camilla Feibelman serves as Director of the Rio Grande Chapter of Sierra Club, which represents over 10,000 members. Camilla works with hundreds of volunteers throughout New Mexico and West Texas to protect special places and to help curb global warming while stimulating the economy through renewable energy development. Feibelman was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate as a Trustee on the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation in 2014. In the Sierra Club’s Washington, D.C., press office, Camilla helped environmental justice communities throughout the country reach the media. She later worked to develop new relationships with Latino communities in the United States around environmental issues, resulting in part in the formation of the Sierra Club’s Puerto Rico chapter. Camilla directed the Sierra Student Coalition, the national student arm of the Sierra Club, and facilitated the founding of campus environmental groups throughout the country. As a Fulbright scholar, Camilla spent a year living in the Peruvian Amazon, studying the urbanization of the rainforest and its impacts on natural resource use. She has a bachelor’s in environmental biology from Columbia University in New York. She was named a Udall Scholar in 1997. Camilla was born and raised in New Mexico, and is a graduate of Albuquerque High School.
 

Presentation Video


 

 

 10:00AM - 10:15AM

 

Break

 


 

New Mexico’s Clean Energy Economy - Systems & Strategy

 


 

 10:15AM - 10:30AM

 

Santa Fe Institute: The Energy Transition in New Mexico

 

 

Seth Blumsack, UNM

 
Seth Blumsack is professor and associate head in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He is an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute, co-authored the SFI report “The Energy Transition In New Mexico,” serves on the External Advisory Board of the NM EPSCoR SMART Grid Center, and is an adjunct research professor at the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. His work focuses on policy-relevant engineering, and environmental and economic research for the energy, electric power, and transportation industries. Dr. Blumsack's research agenda is highly interdisciplinary and problem-driven. His work on restructured electricity markets has been cited in the New York Times and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and his writing for the Energy Market Report on California’s energy crisis has been cited in the Los Angeles Times as well as in The Smartest Guys in the Room.

Presentation Slides

 


 

 10:30AM - 10:45AM

 

New Mexico State University: The i-CREW project and the Clean Energy Economy Roadmap

 

 

Dan Arvizu

 

 
Dr. Dan Arvizu became Chancellor and the 28th Chief Executive of the New Mexico State University System on June 1, 2018. Dr. Arvizu has had a long-distinguished career in advanced energy research and development, materials and process sciences, and technology commercialization. He started his career in 1973 at Bell Labs, and after four years transferred to Sandia National Labs, where he spent the next 21 years, 14 years in executive roles. In 1998 he joined CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd for six years, his last two years as a CTO. In January of 2005 he was appointed the 8th Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. He has also served in various roles at Emerson Collective including Chief Technology Officer, STEM Evangelist, and Senior Advisor, and currently serves as a Venture Partner for Sustainability for Ridge-Lane Partners, Ltd. and as a Precourt Institute Energy Scholar at Stanford University. In 2004 he was appointed by President George W. Bush, and subsequently in 2010 reappointed by President Barack Obama (twice confirmed by the full Senate), to serve six-year terms on the National Science Board (NSB), the governing body of the $8.5 billion National Science Foundation.

Presentation Slides

 


 

 10:45AM - 11:00AM

 

The Roosevelt Project: New Mexico Case Study

 

 

 

Valerie Karplus

 

 
Valerie Karplus is a member of the Project Faculty for the Roosevelt Project and its New Mexico Case Study, and a Visiting Associate Professor in Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She works with a collaborative team of researchers to study the micro and macro determinants of clean energy transitions in emerging markets, with a focus on China and India. She teaches Entrepreneurship without Borders, New Models for Global Business, and is currently developing a new course, together with Professor Chris Warshaw in Political Science, on Global Energy Markets and Policy. She has previously worked in the development policy section of the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Germany, as a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, and in the biotechnology industry in Beijing, China, as a Luce Scholar. From 2011 to 2015, she directed the MIT-Tsinghua China Energy and Climate Project. She is a faculty affiliate of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, the MIT Energy Initiative, and the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. Karplus holds a BS in biochemistry and political science from Yale University and a PhD in engineering systems from MIT.

Presentation Slides

 


 

 11:00AM - 11:15AM

 

New Mexico Economic Development Department: Sustainable Economy Task Force; Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

 

 

Alicia Keyes

 

 
Alicia Keyes serves as Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development Department. Prior to joining Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s cabinet, she was the Director of the Albuquerque Film, Television and Media Office under Mayor Tim Keller. During her time with Keller’s administration, Keyes was instrumental in initiating and closing the recent deal with Netflix in which the company purchased ABQ Studios and committed to spend $1 Billion in production. Before her time with the City of Albuquerque, Keyes was the Executive Director of Worldwide Acquisitions and Co-production for the Walt Disney Company. She was responsible for the acquisition of theatrical motion pictures for distribution including domestic and international rights. Keyes began in the entertainment business working for Joel Fields and Len Hill developing television movies. Keyes grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from the Albuquerque Academy in 1993 and then received her bachelor’s degree at Claremont McKenna College in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
 

Presentation Slides

 


 

 11:15AM - 11:30AM

 

UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research: Community Solar Impact

 

 

Michael O'Donnell

 

 
Michael is Acting Director and a Research Scientist at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, and has been with BBER since 2010. Michael is responsible for managing BBER’s quarterly economic forecasting program. Using the forecasting model, Michael produces 5-year projections of key economic variables for the state of New Mexico and its sub-state regions. Projections are used by both public and private-sector clients for the purposes of budgeting and strategic decision-making. In addition, Michael regularly engages in a wide variety of research projects related to tax policy analysis, regulatory analysis, demographic analysis, housing policy, and revenue forecasting. Michael also conducts water policy research and natural resource analysis and has published articles in scholarly journals and authored book chapters. Before joining BBER, Michael was a graduate research assistant in the department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Arizona. His interdisciplinary research focused on the development of innovative water trading arrangements designed to improve water supply reliability in the arid western United States. Prior to his graduate studies, Michael attended the University of Arizona School of Law and is a member of the Arizona State Bar.

Presentation Slides

 


 

 11:30AM - 12:15PM

 

Panel discussion, Q&A

 

 

Chris Moore, Santa Fe Institute

 
Cristopher Moore is a Resident Professor at the Santa Fe Institute and co-author of the SFI report “The Energy Transition In New Mexico.” received his B.A. in Physics, Mathematics, and Integrated Science from Northwestern University, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell. From 2000 to 2012 he was a professor at the University of New Mexico, with joint appointments in Computer Science and Physics. Since 2012, Moore has been a resident professor at the Santa Fe Institute; he has also held visiting positions at École Normale Superieure, École Polytechnique, Université Paris 7, École Normale Superieure de Lyon, the University of Michigan, and Northeastern University. He is an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Mathematical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

 


 

 

 12:15PM - 2:00PM

 

Break

 

 


 

New Mexico’s Advanced Energy Technology - Tactics & Innovation

 


 

 2:00PM - 2:15PM

 

New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department: The Grid Modernization Roadmap

 

 

Sarah Cottrell Propst

 

 
Sarah Cottrell Propst was appointed by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to serve as the Cabinet Secretary of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) in January 2019. From 2012 to 2018, she served as the Executive Director of the Interwest Energy Alliance, a non-profit trade association that represents the nation’s leading companies in the renewable energy industry, bringing them together with non-governmental organizations in the West (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming). She is the founder of Propst Consulting LLC, specializing in energy and environmental policy. She was Deputy Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Environment Department after serving as Energy and Environmental Policy Advisor to New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. She earned a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Princeton School of Public & International Affairs, with a concentration in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy. She worked as a Research Fellow for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change in Arlington, VA, and was a magna cum laude graduate of Davidson College with Honors in Political Science.
 

Presentation Slides


 

 

 2:15PM - 2:45PM

 

Utility Modernization Plans: Panel Presentations

 

 


 

Jon Hawkins

 

 
Jon Hawkins is the Associate Director for Innovation and Communications at PNM Resources, an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jon’s team is responsible for providing research and development of new technologies and the proposal of possible business applications of emerging technologies in support of PNM Resources’ strategic objectives. Additionally his organization is responsible for design, implementation, and maintenance of telecommunications and network systems across PNMR. Jon has his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
 

Presentation Slides

 


 

Clay Doyle

 

 
Robert Clay Doyle serves as Vice President of Transmission and Distribution for El Paso Electric Company. In that position, Doyle oversees the transmission and distribution divisions, which include substations, transmission and distribution planning, design, construction and maintenance. Mr. Doyle has been with El Paso Electric since 1992 and has served in various capacities including Vice President, Transmission & Distribution and System Operations & Planning, Vice President of Transmission and Distribution, Vice President of New Mexico Affairs, Manager of the Corporate Projects Office, Project Manager of Corporate Transition to Competition, Supervisor of Distribution Dispatch, and Distribution Monitoring Engineer. Doyle holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degrees from New Mexico State University. He is also a registered professional engineer in New Mexico.
 

Presentation Slides

 


 

Luis Reyes

 

 
Luis Reyes has been Chief Executive Officer and General Manager at Kit Carson Electric Cooperative in northern New Mexico since 1993. Mr. Reyes began his work with Kit Carson Electric in 1984 as a System Engineer. He serves as Chairman and Director of National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative. He serves on the boards of the Kit Carson Museum, the Taos Business Alliance, Citizens of Economic Diversity, and Leadership New Mexico. Kit Carson was awarded a $45 million grant and an accompanying $19 million loan from the American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA) Smart Grid stimulus funding. As CEO of Kit Carson Electric, Reyes has provided vision and leadership to turn the Coop into a company that offers a variety of diverse, competitive services including broadband Internet, renewable energy alternatives, and low-cost propane. His dedication to the Coop’s mission is to deliver exceptional customer service with efficiency, professionalism, accountability and develop sustainable economic opportunities, which benefit it’s service communities. The Coop is now approaching its goal of 100% daytime solar energy from distributed PV arrays on its system, and is adding battery energy storage and resilience solutions.
 

Presentation Slides

 


 

 

 2:45PM - 3:30PM

 

Panel Discussion, Q&A
Moderator:
Cabinet Secretary Sarah Cottrell Propst

 

 


 

 

 3:30PM - 3:45PM

 

Break

 

 


 

 3:45PM - 3:55PM

 

Arrowhead Center: Clean Energy Innovation Cluster and Accelerator

 

 

Carlos Murguia

 

 
Carlos Murguia serves as the Associate Fund Manager for the Arrowhead Innovation Fund, where he focuses on seed and early-stage investments to commercialize promising technologies developed and/or licensed by New Mexico start-up companies. He became Director of the Foster Innovation Exchange of NMSU’s Arrowhead Center. Leading FIX, Murguia has established partnerships with different organizations to support entrepreneurship and provide prototyping services to entrepreneurs in the Paso del Norte Region. Carlos is also the Program Manager of Arrowhead’s Sprints Accelerator programs, including its Energy Sprints. Murguia was recognized by HBCUvc as one of the “31 Under 31” to watch in the world of venture capitalists. Carlos is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a Certified SCRUM Master by the Lean Six Sigma Institute.
 

Presentation Slides

 


 

 

 3:55PM - 4:35PM

 

New Mexico Energy Startups: Panel Presentations

 

 


 

Sydney Lienneman

 

 
Sydney Lienemann is the founder and CEO of UpCycle Power which aims to bring energy storage to rural and underserved communities by reusing electric vehicle batteries. She has a PhD in physics and has spent the last decade working at the intersection of energy and policy, with a focus on energy access, energy storage, and climate resilience. She was the legislative assistant for climate and clean energy for U.S. Senator Mark Begich (AK). She then led the Arctic clean energy diplomacy program at the U.S. Department of State with a focus on energy affordability and clean energy investment, coordinating high level policy proposals and visits to the Arctic by Secretary Kerry and President Obama. She was then Chief of Staff for Alaska State Senate Minority Leader Tom Begich where she helped draft legislation to improve clean energy access in both rural and urban parts of the state. She moved to New Mexico in 2019 to be Climate Advisor to the City of Albuquerque building the City’s roadmap to 100% renewable energy, launching the Mayor’s Energy Challenge, and overseeing a 50-site energy efficiency upgrade project. She recently joined Camus Energy as the Head of Programs.
 

Presentation Slides

 


 

Simon Woodruff

 

 
Simon Woodruff is founder and CEO of Xtus Energy in Santa Fe, NM. After a decade of research into innovative fusion concepts at the University of Manchester (PhD), Lawrence Livermore National Lab (Postdoc), UC Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering (Visiting Scholar), and the University of Washington (Research Scientist), Dr. Woodruff founded Woodruff Scientific and then Xtus Energy to help accelerate the development of economic fusion energy. Woodruff has performed work under contract to DOE, universities, national labs and to the private sector, building research devices, performing modeling and simulations primarily directed at simply-connected (hence more compact and simpler-to-engineer) fusion systems. Dr. Woodruff hosts an annual Scientific Computing Bootcamp for undergrads, introducing many of the tools in common use for High Performance Computing. Dr. Woodruff has organized national workshops in fusion energy sciences, and is a current participant in two IAEA initiatives on compact fusion neutron sources and private fusion development. Dr. Woodruff is a member of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics.
 

Presentation Slides

 


 

John Freisinger

 

 
John Freisinger is the Product Development Director for the New Markets Division of Emera Technologies LLC. Emera Technologies is developing new ways to deliver renewable energy to customers. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the team engages experts, research organizations and technology leaders to capitalize on the disruptive challenges and innovation opportunities in today’s energy industry. Drawing on his 20+ years of commercialization experience and technology transfer expertise, John helps guide the development of new DC Microgrid products to serve such diverse markets as the US military, tribal governments, and island utilities. John served as the Executive Director of InnovateABQ, a 7-acre innovation district located in downtown Albuquerque from October of 2017 to June of 2020. The site brings together many local resources to assist local businesses and entrepreneurs in starting or expanding their businesses. Tenants include Sandia National Labs, Air Force Research Lab, UNM STC, CNM FUSE Makerspace and General Atomics. Between February of 2011 and April of 2017, John Freisinger served as the President of Technology Ventures Corporation (TVC). Before its closure, TVC had assisted more than 700 entrepreneurs seeking to commercialize DOE technologies. TVC also helped raise $1.3B in venture investment for these companies which have created 13,500 jobs.
 

Presentation Slides

 


 

Astrid Atkinson

 

 
Astrid Atkinson is CEO and co-founder of Camus Energy, which provides software-based Grid Management as a Service, combining real-time situational awareness, device control, and markets and pricing to support the transition to a Distribution System Operator model. Prior to founding Camus, she was a Senior Director of Software Engineering at Google, where she was an early leader in distributed systems reliability. As lead for reliability engineering for Google.com, she led the development of Google’s global web serving platform, and as head of Frameworks Engineering, she led the transformation of all Google products to standardize on common, performant, scalable infrastructure for servers, microservices, mobile apps, and experimentation – to help all teams at Google operate reliably at global scale. She speaks globally as an expert on large scale distributed systems architecture, reliability engineering, and organizational leadership.
 

Presentation Slides

 


 

 

 4:35PM - 5:00PM

 

Panel Discussion, Q&A
Moderator:
Carlos Murguia

 

 


 

 

 5:00PM - 5:05PM

 

Day One Wrap-up
Selena Connealy, NM EPSCoR

 

 


 

New Mexico’s New Energy Workforce - Building the Future

Click on Presenters’ names to open and close biographies.

 


 9:00AM - 9:10AM

 

Welcoming Remarks

President Rebecca Rowley, Santa Fe Community College

 


 

 9:10AM - 9:40AM

 

Keynote Address: Clean Energy Workforce Development Study

 

 

Gabriel Sanchez

 
Gabriel Sanchez, Ph.D. is a Professor of Political Science, and the Founding Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Policy at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Sanchez is also the Director of the UNM Center for Social Policy, and a founding member of the UNM Native American Budget and Policy Institute. Sanchez is also a Principal at Latino Decisions, the nation’s leading survey firm focused on the Latino electorate, is a non-Resident Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, and leading expert on Latino and New Mexico politics and policy, he regularly provides political commentary to several state, national, and international media outlets including the New York Times, CNN, Los Angeles Times, and the Economist. Professor Sanchez is a nationally recognized expert in survey research and the utilization of rigorous research to inform public policy decisions at the federal, state, and local levels. Sanchez has been on the faculty at UNM since 2005 and is a native New Mexican, and a graduate of St. Pius X High School in Albuquerque. Sanchez received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Arizona. His academic research explores the relationship between racial/ethnic identity and political engagement, Latino health politics and policy, and minority legislative behavior.
 

Presentation Slides

 


 

 9:40AM - 10:00AM

 

Santa Fe Community College: Sustainability Programs

 

 

Stephen Gomez

 

 
Stephen Gómez is the Chair of Trades, Technology and Sustainability at Santa Fe Community College. A native New Mexican, he received his B.S in biology at the California Institute of Technology and his M.A and Ph.D. in molecular, cell and developmental biology at UCLA. Dr. Gómez started his career in the biomedical field with appointments at the Dept. of Molecular Biotechnology, U. of Washington; Dept. of Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; Pasarow Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, UCLA and the Respiratory Immunology and Asthma Program, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute. Since returning to New Mexico, Dr. Gómez’ interests have shifted to sustainable agriculture and biofuels. He has served as a consultant to Sandia National Laboratories in Renewable Energy and managed the research program in low-water greenhouse agriculture at the Indio-Hispano Academy of Agricultural Arts and Sciences. Dr. Gómez joined the faculty at SFCC in 2014. Before that he taught biology at UCLA, U. of Washington, U. of Wyoming, UNM and CNM. While at CNM he developed a curriculum in Green Energy as part of the engineering program. At SFCC, Dr. Gómez splits his time between biology courses in the School of Health, Math and Sciences and sustainability/biofuels courses in the School of Trades and Technology.
 

Presentation Slides

 


 

 10:00AM - 10:30AM

 

Smart- and Micro-grid Training Program @ SFCC

 

 

Frank Currie

 

 
Frank Currie is leading the development of the Smart- and Micro-grid Training Center at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC). Within this role, he is spearheading development of the Distributed Energy Systems Program, an AAS and AS degree program specializing in smart grid and microgrid systems technician training, which he will discuss and present. Most recently, Frank worked as an R&D engineer in the Energy Storage Technologies and Systems group at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). There he supported the design and construction of a groundbreaking data acquisition system for the new SNL Storage Controls and Analytics Lab and served as SNL project lead for a collaborative SFCC training center project. In addition to his prior engineering experience, Frank has taught at secondary institutions and community colleges. Before working for SNL, Frank worked as adjunct faculty at SFCC. Over the course of his career, Frank has also worked in industrial automation, electric utility systems planning, solar and wind project development, and on the implementation side of energy storage and microgrids. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State and will soon possess an MS in the same field from NMSU.
 

Presentation Slides

 


 

 

 10:30AM - 10:45AM

 

Break

 

 


 

 

 10:45AM - 11:15AM

 

Related Workforce Programs: Panel Presentation

 

 


 

Richard Bailey

 

Northern New Mexico College: Energy Programs

 

 
President Richard J. Bailey, Jr. joined Northern New Mexico College in October 2016, after a twenty-four year career in the United States Air Force. Dr. Bailey received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Washington University in St. Louis, and a doctorate in Government from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Dr. Bailey received his commission in the U.S. Air Force in 1992 and has been an aircraft commander, instructor pilot, and flight examiner. He retired from the Air Force as a command pilot with over 3,500 flying hours. After completing his PhD in 2006, Dr. Bailey served as a defense trade analyst at the U.S. State Department. He later served as Chief Air Operations Officer at the NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum in The Netherlands, where he oversaw air operations efforts for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan. Before assuming the presidency at Northern, Dr. Bailey served as associate professor of strategy and security studies at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies at Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He also served as the school’s first-ever Dean of Students.
 

Presentation Slides

 


 

Alicia Corbell

 

San Juan College: Energy Program

 

 
Alicia Corbell is the Dean of the School of Energy at San Juan College, having previously served as the Interim Dean since July, 2018. In this capacity, she has provided leadership and worked with her team to advance several partnerships with industry and governmental entities. In July of 2019, Corbell was a key leader in the launch of the newly created Center of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Sustainability, funded by Governor Lujan Grisham. She continues to provide leadership for this statewide initiative. Corbell has extensive experience in the energy industry where she worked for Williams Corporation for 21 years in various positions in engineering, sales, and national account management. She also has experience as a small business owner, business counselor, business advisor and as a special projects’ analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Corbell earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing with a Spanish minor, and mathematics emphasis from Texas Tech University. She currently serves as the CEO of Four Corners Innovations and is the Vice President of the Four Corners Economic Development Board.
 

Presentation Slides

 


 

 

 11:15AM - 11:55AM

 

Panel Discussion, Q&A
Moderator:
Richard Bailey

 

 


 

 

 11:55AM - 12:00PM

 

Virtual Summit Wrap Up
Selena Connealy, NM EPSCoR

 

 


 

 

 2:00PM - 4:00PM

 

Live tour of SFCC facilities, networking
Frank Currie

 

 


 

The Role of Federal Policy in New Mexico’s Energy Transition

  • Niskanen Center report: “How Are We Going to Build All That Clean Energy Infrastructure?”
    Webpage
    Download
  • American Jobs Plan
    Fact Sheet

New Mexico Policy and Regulatory Update

New Mexico’s Clean Energy Economy - Systems & Strategy

  • Santa Fe Institute: The Energy Transition in New Mexico,
    information and report and download links
  • New Mexico State University: Innovation and Commercialization for a Regional Energy Workforce ( i-CREW) and Clean Energy Roadmap,
    information and flier download
  • New Mexico Economic Development Department:
  • Roosevelt Project:  Implementation plan for NM’s transition to a low carbon economy,
    information
  • UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research: The Potential Economic Impact of Community Solar in New Mexico,
    report

New Mexico’s Advanced Energy Technology - Tactics & Innovation

  • New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department: Grid Modernization Roadmap,
    information
  • Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM): Innovation & New Technologies,
    information
  • El Paso Electric Company: Distribution Automation Project,
    information
  • Kit Carson Electric Cooperative: Grid modernization project webinar with Camus Energy,
    video
  • Arrowhead Center at NMSU: Clean Energy Innovation Cluster & Accelerator,
    information
  • Upcycle Power,
    website
  • Xtus Energy,
    website
  • BlockEnergy,
    website
  • Camus Energy,
    website

New Mexico’s New Energy Workforce - Building the Future

  • New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions: Clean Energy Workforce Development Study,
    report and Energy Transition Act (ETA) Advisory Committee resource page,
    website
  • Santa Fe Community College:
    • Sustainability education,
      webpage
    • Electrical, Smart Grid and Micro Grid Technologies Certificate,
      information
    • Smart and Microgrid Training center facilities:
      video overview
  • Mesalands Community College: North American Wind Research and Training Center,
    webpage
  • Northern New Mexico College: El Rito campus,
    webpage and Renewable Energy degree information

Select publications from state agencies and leading research and policy institutions

  • Office of Renewable Energy, New Mexico State Land Office,
    webpage 
  • NM Renewable Energy Transmission Authority: NM Renewable Energy Transmission and Storage Study
    Information and downloads
  • E2: 2021 Clean Jobs America,
    report
  • Resources for the Future, Environmental Defense Fund: Enabling Fairness for Energy Workers and Communities in Transition,
    report
  • Interagency Working Group on Coal and Powerplant Communities and Economic Revitalization: Initial Report to the President on Empowering Workers Through Revitalizing Energy Communities,
    report
  • Rhodium Group: Pathways to Build Back Better: Jobs from Investing in Clean Electricity,
    report
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies: Clean Resilient States: The Role of U.S. States in Addressing Climate Action,
    report
  • Brookings Institution: How Renewable Energy Jobs Can Uplift Fossil Fuel Communities and Remake Climate Politics,
    report
  • New Mexico Interagency Climate Change Task Force: NM Climate Strategy,
    report
  • University of Massachusetts’ Political Economy Research Institute: Impacts of the Reimagine Appalachia & Clean Energy Transition Programs:
  • MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative: Here & Real project on Pennsylvania and Wyoming transitions, 
    information
  • Clean Energy States Alliance: Advancing Toward 100 Percent: State Policies, Programs, and Plans for Zero-Carbon Electricity,
    report
  • American Council on Renewable Energy and Grid Strategies, LLC: Investment Tax Credit for Regionally Significant Electricity Transmission Lines: A Description and Analysis,
    report

2020 Distributed Energy Systems Virtual Summit Archive