The Stanford Professionals in Energy (SPIE) alumni group will kick off a new series, Quarterly Energy Series TalkS (QUESTS), on Thursday April 11th at Lynnewood United Methodist Church from 7:00-8:30 pm. All are welcome. Renewables are in the process of transforming the entire energy sector. That process is exciting, challenging, and at times confusing. There is a thirst for information about what is happening with energy. The purpose of these QUESTS is to enable community information sharing through short, understandable, local East Bay presentations.

Quarterly SPIE QUESTS will explore: how to keep the lights on and how much it will cost, future options for energy transformation, and funding future energy initiatives. Participants will meet other energy enthusiasts in the area and get expert up-to-date energy information.

Presentations at the April 11 event will be: “Batteries - The Road to Renewables,” by Rishabh Kothari, Graduate Research Assistant at Stanford; “Carbon Dividend - Causing Change,” by Tony Green, STEM teacher and engineer; and “Hydrogen - Future Game Changer,” by Ryan Stoltenberg, Stone Edge Microgrid/Wooster Engineering.

The Stanford Professionals in Energy (SPIE) club serves as a networking platform to foster discussion and collaboration across the energy sector, from renewables and electric vehicles to biofuels, oil and gas, and utilities.

QUESTS will be held at Lynnewood United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton, 94566, lynnewood.org. Advance registration is requested. Email your name and email address to info@elsysinc.com to register. A $10 contribution is suggested at the door to cover expenses.