IGS Energy Launches Sustainable Energy Initiative With Ohio State
April 20, 2021 Email This Story Copyright 2010-21 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The Ohio State University and IGS Energy today announced a new public-private initiative, "to support research, student engagement and other university programs promoting sustainable energy."
IGS Energy will invest $1 million over five years in sustainable energy research and student learning through the university’s Sustainability Institute, "with an aim of developing new innovations and emerging leaders to facilitate the transition [to low-carbon options for energy]."
"We see a great opportunity to transfer the knowledge our researchers have to offer to the wider community through collaborations with the private sector," said Kate Bartter, Executive Director of Ohio State's Sustainability Institute.
"By partnering with the Sustainability Institute at Ohio State, we can help apply the sustainability knowledge generated by university researchers to the energy needs of the real world," said Scott White, IGS Energy president and CEO. "What we learn from this collaboration will ultimately end up in the hands of our employees, customers and the communities we serve."
The new initiative calls for IGS to invest $750,000 in sustainability research, student programs and other projects based on an annual assessment process between the company and the university. Consumer awareness and behavior related to sustainable energy, demand response programs, and energy policy and regulatory systems are high on the list of areas to investigate, IGS said
The Sustainability Institute will receive the remaining $250,000 to support its continued engagement of the business community.
IGS Energy has made a commitment to become carbon neutral by 2040