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Heartland Renewable Energy Society - Annual Meeting
The Brave New World of "The Internet of Things" (IoT)
Saturday, April 2, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
JoCo Central Resource Library, Carmack Rm,
9875 W 87th, OP, KS

Kristen CowanKristen Thomas Cowan, Energy Solutions Manager – SynapSuite for Milbank | Energy At Work, will discuss the brave new world of The Internet of Things (IoT), a huge and hot topic regarding what our world will look like in the future.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity—that enables these objects to collect and exchange data. IoT will be a critical component of technologies such as smart grids, smart homes, intelligent transportation and smart cities. The Internet of Things allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit. This will be a fascinating look at our future energy world.

Kristen will also discuss the recently released study by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) about how the extension of Investment Tax Credit (ITC) will shape our energy future in the US and how it will effect renewable energy installations through 2030.

Kristen Cowan, as an Energy Solutions Manager for Milbank, works with the Advanced Technology group to bring new technologies to market. Through their work in Research & Development initiatives, Milbank now has several grid edge technologies that will further the adoption of renewable energy in the coming years. Kristen travels extensively around the world, promoting Microgrid adoption by finding governments, utilities, and EPCs to work with on such projects. She has traveled to Ethiopia, South Africa, India, Canary Islands, and soon Germany and Scotland to scout markets and find customers. The good news, the world is ready for Microgrids!

Milbank is an international energy management company with products and services that manage power for the residential, commercial, industrial, utility, transportation and microgrid sectors. Milbank provides customers with integrated power solutions including SynapSuite — Milbank’s patented smart technology for managing and optimizing distributed energy and efficiency of microgrid components.

See you Saturday, April 2!!

Craig Wolfe - President

For those without...
access to an energy audit/retrofit program,
access to expertise, or
access to resources to purchase energy efficiency,

The Heartland Renewable Energy Society Presents...

The Clipboard Home Energy Checklist
You can find it here.


The Heartland Renewable Energy Society supports clean and sustainable energy through:

  • Our annual Energy Solutions Tour
  • Workshops and Trainings
  • Supporting Businesses on the Cutting Edge of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Energy Conservation
  • Tracking Energy Legislatio
The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy www.dsireusa.org is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. The info includes many of the new Federal solar and conservation incentives passed with the new Energy Policy Act of 2005. Also, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has a great book and lists of conservation incentives.
To contact Craig Wolfe, President

All of the activities of the Heartland Renewable Energy Society - the Energy Solutions Homes Tour, Workshops, Newsletter, Website, Email Lists, Presentations, and Educating, Monitoring, and Reporting of Legislative Activities - are performed by volunteers who feel strongly about the imperative of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sensible sustainable development.

ASAS ChapterHRES is a member chapter of the American Solar Energy Society representing Missouri and Kansas

HRES GoogleGroup ListServe.  If you would like to be a part of a discussion group of HRES members, your must first join HRES. Once a member, send an e-mail to Craig Wolfe, along with your reason for joining HRES, to info@heartlandrenewable.org. You can ask questions and let our members and friends know what is going on in your area.







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