DSU’s Renewable Energy Education Center Establishes a Statewide Advisory Committee
Delaware State University’s Renewable Energy Education Center (REEC) has established an inaugural advisory committee to help guide in the fulfillment of the mission and goals. The goals of the REEC are to bring renewable energy to the masses of Delaware, improve the infrastructure and capacity of renewable energy education, research and extension, and offer certificate programs, as well as credentialing services in renewable energy. The advisory committee membership consists of government, educational and community leaders. The REEC is the result of funding provided by Delmarva Power (Exelon).
The committee members discussed the major initiatives their organizations are involved with regarding renewable energy and how DSU could leverage the partnerships for the benefit of the community. Several ideas are being explored to bring educational programs of sustainability to the citizens of Delaware. The committee will continue to convene bimonthly.
The initial Committee membership is:
- John Allen, Vice President, Delmarva Power, an Exelon Company
- Dr. Marikis Alvarez, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Related Sciences, Delaware State University
- J. D. Bartlett, Executive Director Planning & Construction, Delaware State University
- Dr. Eric Cheek, Associate Vice President, Delaware State University
- Jennifer Clemons, Department Chair, Energy Technology, Delaware Technical Community College
- Anthony DePrima, Executive Director, Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility
- Bernice Edwards, Executive Director, First State Community Action Agency
- Scott Lynch, Delaware Municipal Electric Corp., Inc.
- Tom Noyes, Principal Planner for Utility Policy, Division of Energy & Climate, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
William W. Pickrum, Center’s Project Manager, states, “We are very excited about the activation today of the REEC Advisory Committee. These individuals represent the best thought leaders on the subject of renewable energy in the state of Delaware. As the strategic initiatives are developed, the state of Delaware will become a model for others to follow in this arena.” The Center’s website is https://www.desu.edu/reec.