33rd Industrial Energy Technology Conference draws record attendance

June 3, 2011
| By: Aubrey Bloom

June 3, 2011 - The TEES Energy Systems Laboratory hosted its 33rd annual Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC) May 17-19 in New Orleans' historic French Quarter.

Conference hosts were Energy Systems Laboratory and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. Sponsors included the U.S. Department of Energy, Electric Power Research Institute, TXU Energy, American Chemistry Council and Spirax Sarco.

IETC is the second longest running technical conference at Texas A&M. This year's conference saw a 52 percent increase in attendance from 2010, mainly from industry and energy engineering students, with an unprecedented 18 sessions, 90 technical paper presentations and a one-day energy managers workshop.

Keynote speakers included James Crites, vice president of operations at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and Clark Gellings with the Electric Power Research Institute in California, who both stressed the importance of sound engineering to solve tomorrow's energy challenges.

The IETC is a one-of-a kind conference that focuses on a wide variety of topics of current importance to industrial energy managers, utility experts, government program managers and vendors. The latest technologies and expertise on combined heat and power, smart manufacturing, energy opportunity analysis, and case studies of successful, real-world industrial efficiency projects are presented.

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