2017 IoT Forum: Energy, Big Data & Analytics

May 3, 2017
8:00am – 5:00pm

UNC Charlotte Center City Building
320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

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NCSEA Event: Storage in North Carolina


Making Energy NetWork Roundtable – Charlotte
“Storage in North Carolina”

Friday, December 11, 2015 
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM 
DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte City Center
895 West Trade Street 

Join Energy Storage Association (ESA) and NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) to make connections and collaborate together on North Carolina’s energy storage future. ESA’s Executive Director, Matt Roberts, will facilitate a discussion on policy issues facing storagehow to value the services provided by storage for inclusion in integrated resource plans, and other challenges and opportunities for the deployment of storage in North Carolina. Whether you are looking to do business in NC or already here, this is a great opportunity to connect with businesses & professionals while exploring the landscape to prepare for 2016. Seating is limited so don’t wait to register! We look forward to seeing you at our final Making Energy NetWork Roundtable for 2015!

Registration includes a buffet lunch and parking. NCSEA Members and ESA Members will receive complimentary registration. ESA members can email christy@energync.org for your discount code if you do not receive it in your ESA communication. Non-member registration is $25 per person. 

Interested in promoting your services to the businesses & industry professionals attending the roundtable? Sponsorship opportunities are available. Email Christy for details.


Certified Energy Manager Training: November 2015

The Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Credential Recognized Around the World 
Comprehensive 5-Day CEM Training 
Program for Energy Professionals 

Preparatory Course and Exam for the Certified Energy Manager 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Center City Building
320 E. 9th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

November 2 – November 6, 2015 

A comprehensive, detailed instructional program covering the full scope of technical, economic, and regulatory components of effective energy management

AEE Member: $ 1,750 
Non-Member: $ 1,995 


This special 5-day course will empower you to “put it all together” and get the results your company expects. Comprehensive in scope, this program takes you systematically from the underlying fundamentals to the specific “how to’s.” This week-long program of instruction covers the specific techniques necessary to maximize your effectiveness as an energy manager, vice president of operations, or facilities manager. The optional Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) examination will be administered at the conclusion of this program.


The CEM® provides a recognizable affirmation of demonstrated competencies in a wide range of energy related principles and practices. Professionals seeking the CEM® designation must meet a board approved list of pre-qualifications in experience in the field and/or prior educational achievements. This certification helps an individual distinguish themselves and helps them obtain their career objectives.

The CEM® is nearly universally accepted and recognized by a cross-section of institutions both public and private. Certified Energy Managers are now found engaged in all the various aspects of the energy industry including: major multi-national corporations, utilities, controls & performance contractors, federal, state and local governments, universities, industrial facilities, commercial buildings, big box retail chains, hospitals, school districts, local entrepreneurs and as well as consultants in the energy field. The Certified Energy Manager designation and program is widely accepted and promoted both in the United States and internationally.

For more information about the CEM Training Course, see this brochure.



September 15, 2015 Meeting

When: Tuesday September 15, 2015, 11:30-1:00pm

Where: 3205 Freedom Dr Suite 101, Mecklenburg County offices

Pizza and soda provided, $10.00

Speaker: Andrew Holden, NovaTorque, Inc.

Andrew T. Holden, P.E. is a Sales Executive with NovaTorque, Inc. which is a California based company that produces ferrite based permanent magnet motors.  Andy is an industrial engineer from Georgia Tech and has spent almost 10 years in the HVAC industry as a manufacturer’s representative and currently focused on representing NovaTorque’s motors to engineers, architects, owners, OEMs, contractors, reps, and end users.  In addition to his time spent in the HVAC industry he has spent over 5 years in the electric power generation sector as a consultant a commercial manager with international responsibilities.

Andy will provide attendees with a broad introduction to PM motor technology with comparisons against premium induction motors.  He will discuss the motors performance, advantages and disadvantages, discuss the motors impact on energy savings, and present both lab and real world examples illustrating the efficiency difference between PM and induction motors.



May 12, 2015 Meeting

When: Tuesday May 12, 2015 11:30 to 1:00pm
Where: 3205 Freedom Dr Suite 101 Charlotte NC

11:30     Register and Networking
12:00     Meeting begins covering local chapter events, trainings and related issues
12:10     Jeff Snyder VP of PHG Energy talking about waste materials or renewable biomass being cleanly converted to a fuel gas with combustion properties similar to natural gas
1:00     Adjourn

Lunch fee is $10.  1st time visitors are free. Please be prepared to pay by check or cash or prepay with PayPal.


Speaker: Jeff Snyder, vice president of sales at PHG Energy

Jeff Snyder brings more than 20 years’ experience in water and wastewater management in his role to lead PHG Energy’s sales. His diverse skill set ranges from environmental compliance, regional sales and development efforts, contract negotiations to system repair and maintenance. His work with trade associations and rep groups across the United States enhances PHGE’s offering in the municipal renewable energy and sustainable waste disposal market.

Jeff has worked with a number of waste disposal and utility companies, including Parkson Corporation, Synagro Technologies, American Water Services, AquaSource Utility and Culligan Operating Services. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Some of his career accomplishments to date include:

  • Co-inventor of the MaxWest Fluidized Bed Gasifier;
  • Secured applicability determination from the EPA in 2013 stating that the MaxWest Gasifier is not a sewage sludge incinerator and will not be regulated as such; and
  • Managed installation and commissioning of the MaxWest Gen 2 Gasifier in Sanford, FL in 2012.


PHG Energy, based in Nashville was formed in 2010 to develop, manufacture, and install industrial- grade downdraft gasification systems. The technology employs a non-burning thermo-chemical process in which waste materials or renewable biomass is cleanly converted to a fuel gas with combustion properties similar to natural gas. The fuel can be utilized for thermal applications, such as kilns or boilers, or used to produce electricity. PHG Energy is a private company owned by a Nashville family that has operated a large regional Caterpillar dealership for over 70 years.