Innovative Energy Technologies for a Sustainable Society

The Automation Federation Hosts Web Seminar

Arun MajumdarArun Majumdar – Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E)

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA – The Automation Federation (AF) announces that—at the request of its member organization, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)—it will host a web seminar presented by Dr. Arun Majumdar, director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy (ARPA-E). The web seminar, entitled, “Innovative Energy Technologies for a Sustainable Society,” will take place on 4 May 2011 from 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. EDT.

AF places great emphasis on communicating to automation professionals the importance of:

• The reliability of the electric grid to levels never thought possible
• Maintaining affordability of energy for consumers
• Renewable and traditional energy resources
• Reducing carbon footprints
• Allowing for advancements and efficiencies in energy Continue reading →

March 2011 Meeting – Plant Tour

Wednesday March 9, 2011 | Covanta Plymouth Renewable Energy

Shingle and Gibb


March Tour with John Polidore
John is a 20 year veteran of Covanta. He directed a significant overhaul to the furnace, boilers, and pumps for the ability to vary the feed rate as the waste makes its way back and forth through the furnace and the ash is removed. Once the changes were complete, operational improvements were noticeable immediately. Continue reading →