Energy Innovation Center hosts presentation on energy efficiency and demand

21 April 2014

RUTLAND, Vt. – The GMP College Connections Series is hosting a presentation on energy efficiency and demand on Tuesday, May 6th, at the Energy Innovation Center on Merchants Row in downtown Rutland. The talk will begin at 5:20 pm and is expected to last 1 hour with discussion. The event is free and open to the public.
Prof. Daniel Houghton of the Community College of Vermont (CCV) will give a talk entitled, “Energy: Increased Efficiency = Increasing Demand?”  The talk will be a discussion on calculating the loss of energy through time. Houghton poses the question of whether efficiencies in energy  generation, transmission, and consumption of are being outpaced by increased demand.

Houghton currently teaches mathematics and humanities courses at CCV.  He received his BS in Mathematics and Geophysics from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand and his Master of Letters in Gaelic Language, Culture and Literature from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland.

The monthly College Connections energy talks was created as part of a recent agreement between GMP and all four Rutland County colleges to work together to bolster economic, educational and community development.  The talks will be given by faculty from each of the Rutland County colleges.  The presentations explore a variety of energy issues, including the science of energy, renewable power, financial concerns and the psychology of energy use.  All talks will be held at GMP’s new Energy Innovation Center.
In addition to CCV, the other participating colleges are Green Mountain College, College of St. Joseph and Castleton College.
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (www.greenmountainpower.com), the Solar Electric Power Association’s 2013 Utility of the Year, generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in the state of Vermont. The company, which serves more than 250,000 customers, has set its vision to be the best small company in America.   

 Contact: Steve Costello, Green Mountain Power, (802) 793-4031