2021 Energy Week



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ND Energy is pleased to announce the 15th annual Notre Dame Energy Week Plus, starting Friday, September 17, and running through the rest of the month. This year’s event offers various activities and discussions focused on the current energy landscape and future challenges and opportunities to create a clean and sustainable energy future for all. See the Schedule-at-a-Glance for a snapshot!


Energy Week kicks off Friday, September 17, at 3:30 p.m. with a panel discussion of faculty experts from Notre Dame and Purdue titled, "Teaming Up Off the Field: Notre Dame and Purdue Research Collaborations". Other presentations throughout the month include "Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up" by Anthony Flaccavento, "Energy and Emissions: Notre Dame’s Sustainability Goals" by Paul Kempf, and "My Major, My Path: How to Break into the Renewable Energy Industry" by a panel of career development experts. Presentations are free and open to the general public. Attendees must adhere to University safety protocols and mask policy, which is that all visitors to campus, regardless of vaccination status, are expected to wear masks inside campus buildings, as well as Notre Dame students, faculty and staff who are not fully vaccinated. 


Guided tours and presentations are offered at various times throughout the month for Notre Dame students, faculty and staff only to places such as Crossroads Solar, Homestead Dairy, Portage Midtown Project, St. Joseph Solar Farm, and Notre Dame’s hydroelectric plant (still under construction) and East Plant. Space is limited, so registration is required. Details will be provided with confirmation. 

Electric Vehicle Expo

In collaboration with the Notre Dame Office of Sustainability, City of South Bend, MACOG, and South Shore Clean Cities, an Electric Vehicle Expo will be held on Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at Innovation Park. A number of electric vehicles will be on display for viewing and test driving. Owners and dealers will be on hand to share their personal experiences and discuss the many environmental and economic benefits of driving an EV! Owners of EVs and hybrids are welcome to volunteer to display their vehicles and share their personal experiences with visitors. If you are interested, please register here. This event also kicks off National Drive Electric WeekThis event is free and open to the general public. Attendees are expected to adhere to University safety protocols, including wearing masks inside campus buildings, regardless of vaccination status, and maintaining a safe distance (at least 6 feet). Masks are optional outdoors.


For questions or additional information, please contact Anne Berges Pillai at apillai@nd.edu.

We look forward to seeing you during Energy Week Plus!