Advanced Energy 2012 Conference to Provide Expert Insight into the Future of Energy Development

- Conference Program Includes More Than 100 Sessions in 15 Tracks Dedicated to the Advancement of Green Technology and Clean Energy -

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 13, 2012) – The Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center ( at Stony Brook University, a partnership of academic institutions, energy providers and industrial corporations dedicated to innovative energy research, education and technology deployment, today announced details of the educational tracks that will be offered during the organization's Advanced Energy 2012 conference. The tracks will cover a wide range of topics in energy development and include sessions led by experts and thought leaders from every area of the energy industry.

Advanced Energy 2012 is one of the nation's leading conferences on the future of energy and will provide thousands of attendees with an unprecedented opportunity to learn, share and network. The conference will offer participants a compelling program dedicated to the advancement of green technologies and clean energy research and development.

The conference program is divided into 15 separate tracks, each sponsored by leading laboratories, universities, government agencies and energy organizations. Each track is focused on a different theme, such as Energy Storage, BioEnergy, or Renewable Energy Integration, and includes seven individual sessions. Individual sessions will last approximately 75 minutes and feature three or four speakers.

The tracks for Advanced Energy 2012 include:

*Energy Policy

*Research, Technology and Commercialization

*Energy Storage

*Advanced Building: Revolutionizing Retrofits

*Northeast Renewable Energy Integration and Informatics in Urban Energy Systems

*Energy Entrepreneur & Start-ups Funding

*Clean Energy Workforce Training & Certification


*Smart Grid Technology and Energy Cybersecurity

*Green DataCenters

*Advanced Transportation

*Advanced Lighting and Sustainable Energy – Canada/USA

*Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Clean Energy Products

*Natural Gas – A Bridge to Renewable Energy

*SMART Tools for Large Scale Solar Deployment

"We are very pleased to offer Advanced Energy 2012 attendees a comprehensive program of sessions led by today's technology innovators, policy makers, energy providers and business leaders," said Robert Catell, chairman of the board of AERTC. "No other conference offers such a complete and wide-ranging scope of information on our biggest energy challenges and the solutions that promise to change the world. Regardless of the specific energy area they represent, attendees are sure to find a track that interests them and provides them with expert insight into the latest technologies and emerging concepts in the production, transmission and storage of energy."

Advanced Energy 2012 will be held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from Tuesday, October 30 – Wednesday, October 31, 2012. In addition to the tracks and sessions, the conference will feature a plated luncheon featuring keynote speakers on each day, a networking cocktail reception, an open-access exhibit hall and a poster session.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available for any organization that wishes to enhance its visibility and gain wide exposure as a leader at the forefront of energy research and technology development. For more information on Advanced Energy 2012 sponsorship opportunities, please contact David Winchester at, 516-680-6811 or visit:

About The Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (

Headquartered at Stony Brook University, the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center is a true partnership of academic institutions, research institutions, energy providers and industrial corporations. The AERTC works to develop advanced cutting-edge technologies to explore new ways for the production of clean energy, enhancing production from renewable sources, and finding efficient methods for distribution and storage of energy with minimal impact on local ecosystems. Its mission is innovative energy research, education and technology deployment with a focus on efficiency, conservation, renewable energy and nanotechnology applications for new and novel sources of energy and to strengthen partnerships among the business, government and academic sectors, to help move toward a sustainable energy future that strengthens the economy, the environment and policy at all levels of government.

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