Energy Bootcamp

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Oct 28 – Nov 1, 2024


Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Would you like to optimize energy use and decarbonize your manufacturing facilities? Would you like to understand how energy efficiency could play an important role in decarbonizing your energy systems?

Join us at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and participate in U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Plants Program’s Energy Bootcamp on Oct 28 (starts at 3pm ET) – 31 (optional science tours on Nov 1) , 2024. This workshop, with extensive hands-on activities, has been created to educate attendees on the key aspects of energy efficiency and fundamentals of energy management. The course will cover energy management, process heating, steam, compressed air and other motor-driven systems, along with an introduction to alternative energy options. Finally, attendees will learn how to use diagnostic equipment along with DOE’s free software tools for identifying energy savings opportunities and quantifying cost savings. By implementing energy efficiency technologies, manufacturing facilities can start reducing energy and carbon intensities now. This boot camp will give participants immediate energy efficiency solutions to begin decarbonizing now.

The target audience for this course is people who are new to industrial energy efficiency and energy management systems. It would also be good for seasoned professionals who need a refresher on the fundamentals.

Specifically, participants will learn

Who should attend

This industrial-focused workshop is targeted specifically towards individuals who are relatively new to a role in energy efficiency/management, junior staff, or seasoned folks who need a refresher on energy efficiency fundamentals. Individuals who should consider the workshop include plant energy managers, energy analysts, engineers, facility managers, electrical managers and management personnel with the responsibility for plant utilities oversight.

The workshop will take place over the course of three and a half days – Oct 28 (starts at 3pm ET) – 31, 2024. There will be an optional 5th day on Nov 1 where participants will have the opportunity to tour the various laboratories of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (including: ORNL’s Supercomputer, the Graphite Reactor, the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility which houses some of world’s premier 3D printing capabilities).


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The registration fee is $215, which includes lunches/snacks for all days and a course workbook including presentation slides. The deadline for foreign nationals: Monday, Sept 9, 2024 and for U.S. Citizens: Monday, Oct 14, 2024. All registrants after the limit is reached will be put on the waitlist for now. Because of the limited spots, we can only allow up to 4 participants from each company.

Registration fees are refundable until Oct 14, 2024. Note that the refund will include a $50 administrative fee.

Logistics and Hotel

The nearest airport is Knoxville’s Tyson McGee Airport. The event will be held at ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) – address: 2350 Cherahala Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37932.  As a note – participants should not travel to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Main Campus.

There are multiple hotel options available in the Oak Ridge and West Knoxville (Turkey Creek) areas. A room block has been reserved at the Embassy Suites Knoxville West (click on the hyperlink to book rooms). The deadline to reserve a room is Sept 28. Participants can take an ORNL bus from the Embassy Suites West Knoxville to the workshop for all four days and leave for the airport on Friday.

Event Contacts

For question about the event or logistics, please contact any of the following individuals: