Energy IAP 2014


MITEI is pleased to announce Energy IAP 2014. Join us for a range of educational and energy focused activities during IAP 2014

IAP 2014 Mini-Grant Competition

During IAP 2014, the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) announced the Energy Mini-Grant. The 2014 grant program awarded three grants, of up to $500 each, for student or staff led energy-related IAP activities. Learn more about the competition.

MITEI-Sponsored IAP 2014 Activities

Alongside the Mini-Grant Competition, MITEI offered four additional activities:

January 16th, 2014 - Financing Capital for Capital Intensive Energy Projects
Co-sponsored by the MIT Energy Club, and the Sloan Sustainability Initiative
Have you ever wondered how capital intensive energy projects are financed? What is non-recourse financing? What is meant by VPPs and tax equity financing? Please join us for an informal lunch and discussion with industry experts in Energy Finance and learn about various aspects of Project Finance including technology choice, legal aspects, and recent market trends.

January 24th, 2014 - Energy Underground: MBTA Facilities and Tunnel Tour
Ever wonder how the MBTA really works? Join a special tour of public transit operation centers and tunnels with MBTA staff. We will visit sites such as the MBTA Operations Control Center and the Haymarket MBTA Station Central Artery and discuss with how America’s oldest subway system operates on a daily basis, as well as how it handles weather emergencies.

January 27th, 2014 - Energy Startups @ Greentown Labs: From MIT to IPO
Meet some of the coolest energy entrepreneurs in Cambridge and see how you can take an idea from inspiration to implementation. Join MITEI on a personalized tour of Greentown Labs in Somerville, where you'll get to explore their brand new maker-spaces, get an inside look at cutting edge technologies, and meet MIT alumni who are involved in the field of energy.

January 28th, 2014 - Wind Technology Testing Center Tour
Ever wonder how those spinning wind turbines are actually tested for safety? Before a turbine can be deployed in Massachusetts, it must meet strict international safety and design standards. Come join us for an exclusive tour of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Wind Technology Testing Center. In this tour, we will have the opportunity to see first-hand the blade-testing wind room (that tests blades up to 90 meters in length!), as well as to meet and ask questions of the center’s staff.

January 29th, 2014 - Energy Careers Spotlight: A Day in the Life
Are you interested in pursuing a career in energy but aren't sure what types of jobs interest you and are available? Get a firsthand look from current employees at major energy companies as they walk you through "A Day in the Life" at their job. Event includes lunch and concludes with a networking reception.

IAP Events

Financing Capital for Capital Intensive Energy Projects

Energy Information: Maps and Data to use with GIS

Introduction to Process Simulation for non-Chemical Engineers