The American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina (ACEC/NC)
Who We Are
Nationally, ACEC’s roots date back to 1909 when a loosely-organized group of engineers in private practice established the American Institute of Consulting Engineers (AICE), the forerunner of ACEC. Now ACEC is a federation of 50 state and regional councils representing the great breadth of America’s engineering industry. Read more...
What We do
ACEC/NC is the sole organization in North Carolina that represents the business interests of the engineering industry in our state. ACEC/NC also provides legislative advocacy for member companies and strives to build relationships between the private and public sectors of the engineering industry.
Why We Do It
ACEC/NC's council members – almost 200 firms throughout the state – are engaged in a wide range of engineering projects that propel the economy and enhance and safeguard our state’s quality of life. These projects allow our citizens to drink clean water, enjoy a healthy life, take advantage of new technologies, and travel safely and efficiently.
- 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards
- “Placing Your Energy Bets” Energy Symposium
- 2015 Summer Conference July 30 – August 1
ACEC North Carolina is hosting the “Placing Your Energy Bets” Energy Symposium. The way energy is bought and sold has been changing and will continue to dramatically change over the next decade. Renewable energy sources are coming onto the grid at a record pace, the new “Atlantic Coast Pipeline” is being built to transport gas from West Virginia through North Carolina, and we now have natural gas exploration legislation that allows hydraulic fracturing. At the same time, the deployment of “smart grid” and “microgrid” technologies are producing alternative means that allow power to be produced and distributed in new ways.
Additionally, there is continual opportunity to provide a variety of energy savings opportunities in new and existing buildings as innovative methods and practices develop and evolve. By placing an emphasis on the life cycle performance of a building a full spectrum of planning, repairing, renewing, and sustaining new and existing systems can be delivered.
The “Placing Your Energy Bets” Energy Symposium will be an opportunity to educate attendees and participants on the driving forces behind these changes from a variety of speakers from across the energy spectrum. Furthermore, they will leave better able and more knowledgeable in their capacity to prepare their companies to leverage new opportunities that are arising because of this transformation.
9:00 am – Registration opens
9:30 am – 10:30am –Natural Gas Exploration in NC (1 PDH)
Dr. Kenneth Taylor, NC Geological Survey
10:30 am – 11:30 am – Gas Turbine Technology/Combined Heat and Power (CHP)/CHP Market Outlook (1 PDH)
Arnaud Van Der Haegen, Caterpillar
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch with Keynote (.5 PDH)
Energy Economics: Timothy Quinlan, Wells Fargo
12:45 pm – 1:45pm – Energy Conservation (1 PDH)
Jeff Thompson, Asset Management Services for Orange County, North Carolina
1:45pm – 2:45 pm – Electrical Grid Power (1 PDH)
Ramesh Shankar, UNCC EPIC Center
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm – Break
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Bio Fuels (1 PDH)
Gus Simmons, Cavanaugh
4:00 pm – Event Ends
$125.00 Non Member
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