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NORA Technical Review and Research Planning Workshop
April 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - April 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am
The renewal of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) in 2018 for a ten-year extension requires NORA to develop a long-term plan for its research program. To that end, we are inviting you to a 2-day event at the NORA Lab and Training Center in Plainview, New York on April 3 and 4.
The meeting will begin at 2 p.m on Wednesday, April 3rd. Wednesday will focus on the challenges of “beneficial electrification” and the efforts of many Northeastern states to convert homes to heat pumps.
This session will explore the strengths and weaknesses of Bioheat® and electric alternatives. We will review how those state programs will interact with the electrical grid and the reliability of all energy. Finally, there will be an open discussion of the path that this industry should take to develop new technologies to respond to the issues discussed during the afternoon.
Following this, Lab Director, Dr. Tom Butcher, will provide a tour of the facilities in Plainview and host a catered dinner for attendees.
The meeting will resume on April 4th at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. This day will provide a quick review of the technologies that NORA has worked to develop and some of the challenges that are occurring in the field. Breakout sessions will follow where attendees will conduct more complete discussions of the technologies. The group will then reconvene for a review of these recommendations to summarize and prioritize them for presentation to the NORA Board at a meeting in May.
We hope you can attend, but space will be limited. If necessary, NORA will move this to a nearby hotel. NORA will also have a room block at a hotel for $149 per night. We will be sending out a full agenda and speakers shortly. However, you should note that this is a participatory event.
In order to attend, you will need to RSVP by February 15th.
Please respond here: https://noraweb.org/tech-workshop-april-4-5-2019/