About the NESI-SES Association
As the names National Energy Solutions Institute and Smart Energy Source imply, the purpose of these organizations is the find practical energy solutions to the needs of private industry in energy production, distribution and conservation with practical and impactful academic research.

The NESI-SES Association is built upon three principles that are critical to finding solutions to our nation’s current energy challenges: Collaboration, Collective Intelligence and Business Analytics.

Collaboration
Collaboration is a critical component of our energy future. The NESI-SES Association embodies collaboration across higher education, cooperatives, utilities, energy providers, government stakeholders and consumers. NESI takes existing energy research programs at OSU and strengthens them by unifying across disciplines, while SES applies the research findings to industry. External partnerships are vital. NESI-SES’s current relationship with the energy and utility industries exemplifies the collaboration needed to address our country’s energy future.

Collective Intelligence
Collective intelligence built upon sound and practical research will be critical to the partnership’s success. Research will be based on collective data gathering and shared analysis. The concept for operations is that solutions to our country’s long-term energy challenges will be best achieved by academia and industry partnering together and sharing data and knowledge.

Business Analytics
Analysis of data leads to information sharing. The energy industry is filled with data but until those data are analyzed to make business decisions, the data will remain an expensive, underutilized investment. This can be changed through the proper development and use of business analytics applied to the energy industry.


February 13, 2017 - University Collaboration Meeting at CoBank National Office

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions CoBank

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. NESI-SES Association Overview David Swank

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Discussion led by Colorado School of Mines

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Discussion led by Colorado State University

11:45 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Discussion led by Colorado University

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Discussion led by Oklahoma State University

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Roundtable Discussion David Swank to facilitate

Collaborators
Carlson, Ken

Carlson, Ken

Colorado State University

Dean, Anthony

Dean, Anthony

Colorado School of Mines

Elsherbeni, Atef

Elsherbeni, Atef

Colorado School of Mines

Ge, Shemin

Ge, Shemin

University of Colorado

Hogue, Terri

Hogue, Terri

Colorado School of Mines

Holtzhower, Lantz

Holtzhower, Lantz

Oklahoma State University

McGath, Robert

McGath, Robert

University of Colorado

Miskimins, Jennifer

Miskimins, Jennifer

Colorado School of Mines

Muhs, Jeff

Muhs, Jeff

Colorado State University
 

Nummedal, Dag

Nummedal, Dag

Colorado School of Mines

 

Nygaard, Runar

Nygaard, Runar

Oklahoma State University

 

Perzee, Michelle

Perzee, Michelle

Central Electric Cooperative
NESI-SES Association

Sewell, Kenneth

Sewell, Kenneth

Oklahoma State University

 

Swank, David

Swank, David

Central Electric Cooperative
NESI-SES Association

Van Den Bussche, Ronald

Van Den Bussche, Ronald

Oklahoma State University

Waits, David

Waits, David

Oklahoma State University
NESI-SES Association

Whiteley, Rob

Whiteley, Rob

Oklahoma State University

Zimmerle, Dan

Zimmerle, Dan

Colorado State University