HAZLETON, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) at Penn State will host a TEC Talk Forum on energy technologies and transitions from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at Penn State Hazleton. Tickets are free and can be obtained by registering for the event online by March 20.
The discussion will focus on industry trends towards decarbonization through renewable energy technologies being deployed locally, PPL’s research and development initiatives, technical assistance provided by the Pennsylvania Solar Center and Penn State Hazleton’s unique engineering program in Alternative Energy and Power Generation.
Participants will be asked to consider the region’s capacity to meet industry environmental sustainability goals in the context of future growth and economic development in the Hazleton area.
Speakers include Aron Patrick, director of research and development at PPL Corporation, Joseph Ranalli, Penn State Hazleton associate professor of engineering and discipline coordinator for engineering at the University College, Michael Lebovitz, business development at Romark Logistics and Sharon Pillar, founder and executive director of the Pennsylvania Solar Center. (Patrick and Pillar will participate virtually.)
The free event is ideal for industry executives, economic development professionals, developers, policymakers, community leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs, educators, and students.
The TEC Talks forum will be held in the Slusser/Bayzick Building. Attendees should follow the event signage at the entrance to campus and park in Lot A.
A reception, sponsored by Romark Logistics, will be held afterward.
Visit PennTAP’s website for more information.
About the Northeastern PA Technology, Economy, Community (TEC) Talks
In partnership with local industries, nonprofit organizations, Penn State faculty, and Penn State Commonwealth Campuses in northeastern Pennsylvania, PennTAP is hosting a forum series designed to spur discussion on emerging technologies and their potential to drive the regional economy, as well as identify use-inspired research and workforce education needs. Learn more at penntap.psu.edu/events.