The Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky is pleased to continue its seminar series* regarding energy issues. We look forward to providing more seminars in the Fall 2017. Thanks to all of our Spring speakers. There are still opportunities to participate in online seminars. Details will be provided as they become available. Please join us. All faculty, students, staff, and visitors are welcome.

*Each seminar is worth one Professional Development Hour (PDH) for industry and professional participants. Participants wanting to receive certificates for Professional Development Hours should sign in on the request form at the seminar.

October 23rd, 2017

Global Energy: Market Trends and Outlook

Paula M. Guletsky, P.E., Vice President, Sargent & Lundy L.L.C.

Credit: 1.0 PDH

Time: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Location: WT Young Library Auditorium on UK’s campus (parking info)

Bio: Ms. Guletsky is a Vice President and Project Director at Sargent & Lundy L.L.C. which is one of the leading architect engineering firms in the country. Sargent & Lundy is a 126 year old privately held business that specializes in the design of power generation and transmission systems. Ms  Guletsky is a chemical engineering graduate from the University of Kentucky.  She has served in the power industry for 35 years. Her areas of expertise include: air pollution control, project management and strategic business planning.

Abstract: The next 25 years will see a radical change in the energy market across the globe. New power demand in developing countries, natural gas reserve capacity, and developments in renewable energy and storage will all contribute to the changes ahead. Join us as we review the near and long term projections for electricity growth and discuss how the U.S. is adapting to this changing market.


This seminar is presented in partnership with the IEEE Power and Energy Society, Lexington Chapter.

October 19th-20th, 2017

The Kentucky Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment

On October 19 and 20, 2017 the Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky (PEIK) will be represented at the Kentucky Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment at the Lexington Convention Center by Dr. Dan M. Ionel, Professor of Electrical Engineering and L. Stanley Pigman Chair in Power, and the current Director of PEIK, Dr. Donald Colliver, Professor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, and Director of KIAC, and Jason Souders, PEIK/KIAC/FEEDER Coordinator. PEIK will have an exhibition booth providing information on the program’s education, outreach and research activities and facilitating engaging discussions with attendees, current and prospective supporters.

As per the event organizers, the Kentucky Governor’s Conference is bringing together some of the state’s top minds in the energy and environment arenas. Some will be speakers and presenters, other will be there to participate and network. Sessions will look at how we can make wise choices about the energy we use on a daily basis, how we safeguard the environment now and for future generations while enabling growth, and how an aging water infrastructure and legacy of waste dumps throughout the Commonwealth are presenting funding challenges.