Clemson University and GE Energy are now laying the groundwork for the state to become a powerhouse for renewable energy, with some high-profile advice.
A special invitation-only summit tomorrow at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (ICAR) features some high-powered business insight. Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric will meet with state officials and deliver a keynote address.
The summit will feature a series of roundtable discussions covering job creation, technology and policy and incentives.
Panelists will include: Nick Rigas, director of the renewable energy focus area at the Restoration Institute; Joe Taylor, secretary of the S.C. Department of Commerce; State Sen. Paul Campbell, chairman of the state Wind Feasibility Legislative Committee; and Jim Turner, chief operating officer of Duke Energy.
The day includes a tour of GE Energy’s manufacturing plant in Greenville.GE has a major role in making South Carolina a national hub for producing wind energy equipment. The public can watch the energy summit at www.clemson.edu.