Energy Special Interest Group


Greetings from the NSBE Energy SIG!

As we begin planning for the next year, we are very much still excited about the potential for the Energy SIG.  Thanks to many of the members who saw the vision of what the Energy SIG will be and contributed towards growing us in the right direction.  
 
Future of Energy SIG

From an organizational perspective, we began making key connections with others in our field like the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) and presenting our story to companies like Southern Company, Duke Energy, and Pacific Gas & Electric.  Our efforts extend beyond the United States, we are currently working with Dr. Reid, NSBE’s Executive Director, on a great program partnering the energy expertise within NSBE with the growing technology entrepreneurs in Africa in a program initiated by the U.S. State Department.  Stay tuned on that one – more information will be coming soon on this initiative!
 
One area that is fundamental for the Energy SIG is building a communal space that encourages dialogue and growth in our field.  We look forward to continuing to us NSBEConnect as the platform to share ideas, publicize events, and help us get further connected.  Thanks to the groundwork we laid this year, you’ll also see more collaborations with companies in our industry.  From talking about career opportunities to just sharing their take on the industry, you’ll definitely see a greater corporate engagement in the future.  We also look forward to doing more regional mixers too!  Atlanta, Houston, DC, Chicago, San Francisco – we are coming your way!!   If you would like to help host an Energy SIG mixer, please send us an email at energydirector@nsbe.org.   
 
 Please feel free to contact the Energy SIG Director, Ledum Nordee, at energydirector@nsbe.org.  Here’s to a brighter future that is connected, efficient, and strong!