April 19 - 21, 2017 | Ontario, California
Engineers at UCI's Advanced Power & Energy Program (APEP), with funding from SoCalGas, have constructed and operated a first of its kind Power-to-Gas (P2G) demonstration. The project consists of an electrolyzer that uses excess renewable electricity to produce hydrogen. The hydrogen is blended onto UCI’s natural gas system. The gas blend is then converted to electricity in the campus power plant. Professor Jack Brouwer will provide a close look at the inner workings of the project, explain why this research is critical to increasing the deployment of renewables like solar and wind, and conduct a short walking tour of the other advanced energy projects on UCI’s campus.
10:00am Depart Ontario Convention Center
11:00am - 1:30pm Tour (including lunch on own)
1:30pm Return to Ontario Convention Center
Tour participants will be able to purchase lunch on their own from an on campus provider during the tour.
The Seasons at Ontario Senior Community is a project site where EPRI, working with the property owners LINC Housing Corporation, will develop and demonstrate an innovative approach to scale residential retrofits using Efficient Retrofit Packages (ERPs) for disadvantaged communities. The tour includes a view of the in-progress photovoltaic installation, the completed roofing installation, HVAC fault detection technologies, solar thermal heating for the community pool and equipment retrofits. It will also exhibit the planned ERPs at the site and will highlight the findings from another near ZNE retrofit EPRI project supported by the California Energy Commission, SCE and SoCalGas in Lancaster, CA.
12:45pm Depart Ontario Convention Center1:00pm - 1:45pm Tour 1:45pm Return to Ontario Convention Center
In 2015, MillerCoors® consumed 115 megajoules (MJ) of energy per hectoliter (hl) of beer brewed, a 4.7 percent reduction from 2014. The Irwindale Brewery reduced its energy use to 100 MJ/hl, a 3.2 percent reduction over 2014. It also went live with a 3.2 megawatt direct current solar photovoltaic array. Installed across more than 10 acres of brewery land, the 10,620 solar PV panels generate enough electricity to brew more than 7 million cases of beer annually. This is the largest solar PV array installed at any U.S. brewery.
1:00pm Depart Ontario Convention Center2:00pm - 3:00pm Tour
4:00pm Return to Ontario Convention Center
Tour participants will be required to sign a Visitor Log and watch a safety video before the tour begins. Please bring a photo ID. Tour participants should wear steel-toed shoes. If unavailable, please wear tennis shoes or boots and steel-toed shoe covers will be provided. No heels. All tour participants must wear long pants and sleeved (short or long) shirts. Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided and must be worn. Persons with long hair may be required to tie it back and wear a hair net. No jewelry or watches may be worn. Persons with false or polished nails may be required to wear gloves.
By participating in this tour you acknowledge that you understand and accept all Visitor Safety and Security Rules as set forth by MillerCoors. For a full list of these requirements prior to the tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vista Metals Corp. is one of the largest independent producers of ‘Specialty Aluminum Products’ in the world. A secondary smelter, Vista Metals Corp. produces aluminum alloys for use in the production of extrusions forging, cast plate and flat rolled products throughout the world. Their products support market applications in the aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial fields. Vista Metals Corp.’s plant covers over 30 acres and includes a fully equipped metallurgical laboratory. The plant also houses 8 melting furnaces, 4 casting pits, 8 homogenizing ovens, 12 lathes and various saws and finishing equipment.
1:15pm Depart Ontario Convention Center
1:30pm - 3:00pm Tour 3:00pm Return to Ontario Convention Center
Safety equipment will be provided to all tour participants upon arrival. Participants will be required to sign an electronic waiver upon check-in when they sign in for their visitor badge. Please bring a photo ID.
Networking and Meals
The Changing Energy Landscape
Enabling Smarter Energy Management
Overcoming Market and Technology Barriers
Deep Energy Savings Through Integrated Solutions
Innovative Customer Engagement Strategies