The CleanTech Group brings in a variety of speakers to discuss topics on different aspects of the CleanTech industry. Companies that have visited include SunPower, Waste Management, Exxon, Chevron, and Conoco Phillips as well as Brewster McCracken from the Pecan St Project (a local smart grid demonstration).
Annual visits to a number of companies over one or two days in Houston, San Francisco, and Austin.
The CleanTech group is active in participation with Austin professional organizations in the CleanTech Industry. Representatives regularly attend events organized by CleanTX, the Webber Group, and Solar Austin. All members are kept abreast of the different networking opportunities around Austin and national conferences where there are good opportunities to meet companies in the clean tech industry.
UT Energy Forum
This is an entirely student run event and is the largest energy event on campus. It is typically a two-day conference with far reaching panels made up of industry, government, and academic experts in the field. It provides top notch networking opportunities with all kinds of individuals from the energy industry. Venture capitalists, company representatives and executives, national laboratory directors, and many other people gather for this event. CTG members also help to plan and organize the event.
It’s one thing to talk about energy but it’s a whole other thing to see it in person. We make that happen, visiting company facilities and energy infrastructure of all kinds. Recently visited the control room of the Electric Reliability System of Texas (ERCOT).