Building Florida's Clean Energy Future through Conservation, Efficiency and Technology

Event information
Venue:FIU Brickell Campus

Building Florida's Clean Energy Future through Conservation, Efficiency and Technology

November 27, 2012
11:30am - 2:00pm
Florida International University
1101 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL, Dining Hall 235 (North Tower)

Information About Conference

Please join us for the first of four energy conferences sponsored by Florida Power & Light (FPL) Company in conjunction with the Global Energy Security Forum of the School for International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of FIU. In this first conference of the series we will be examining how technology, conservation and efficiency in energy can address many issues of climate change and global warming while leading us toward developing commercially viable alternatives for greener and more sustainable energy.

Florida Power & Light Company is the largest rate-regulated electric utility in Florida and serves the third largest number of customers of any electric utility in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts and is a leading Florida employer with approximately 10,000 employees as of year-end 2011. During the five year period ended December 31, 2011, the company delivered the best service reliability among Florida investor-owned utilities, while its typical residential customer bills, based on data available in December 2011, are about 25 percent below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit


Expanding Clean Transportation: Drive Electric Florida

Christine Heshmati - Coordinator, Florida Gold Coast Clean Cities Coalition

Policy to Support Innovation: How Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency and Innovation meet Florida's Policy Goals

Jeremy L. Susac - Principal, Real Energy Strategies Group

Modernizing the Electric Grid: Empowering Customers to Control Their Energy Future. Additional Emphasis on Enhanced Reliability, Safety and Privacy.

Blanca Perez - Manager, Smart Grid Solutions and Meter Operations - Florida Power & Light Company

The session will be hosted by Dr. Edward Glab, Director of the Global Energy Forum. There will be ample time for questions and comments from the audience following the presentations.

For a copy of the speaker bios, click here.


Lunch will be served. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. The deadline to RSVP is November 21, 2012. Please click here to RSVP. For more information, call 305-348-7266.

For a downloadable flyer, click here.

Location of the FIU Brickell Facility:

1101 Brickell Avenue Dining Hall 235 (North Tower) Miami, FL 33131

Parking is available through the parking garage, which is accessible through SE 11 Street - off of Brickell Avenue. Guests are requested to park on the 5th floor or higher. Please bring parking tickets to event to have tickets validated for free parking.

To access the second floor please use the North Tower entrance to the right of the entrance of the parking garage (near the construction) and take the elevators up.

To view a copy of the parking map, please click here