WSU Cougar Head Logo Washington State University
WSU Insider
News and Information for Faculty, Staff, and the WSU Community

State, federal representatives participate in energy summit

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University hosted its inaugural energy summit April 2 with a focus on storage technologies, one of the most critical challenges of incorporating renewable energy into the electric power grid.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and others spoke.

“WSU has long worked on research for building a more resilient, robust and smarter electric power grid,” said WSU President Elson S. Floyd. “Being able to store solar or wind energy remains one of the key pieces to building a sustainable, carbon-free power grid and a stronger economy for the state.”

The event was hosted by WSU’s Energy Systems Innovation Center.

Photos by WSU Photo Services.

 

Next Story

Recent News

Amanda Boyd appointed to National Academies standing committee

Boyd, who is also an associate professor in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, is one of seven new members on the National Academies for Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee.

WSU veterinarians find young hawk new parents

A nestling Swainson’s hawk found this past summer outside an Idaho bar is likely now more than 6,000 miles south enjoying the Argentine sun thanks to WSU and a pair of adult hawks that called Pullman home.

Find More News

Subscribe for more updates