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United States Energy Plan
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Argonne National Laboratory - APS Guest Housing
9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439, 630 252 2000 

Program: AEE Chicago Chapter Annual Awards Banquet & Energy Plan

October is Energy Awareness Month. We encourage members to bring their spouses, associates, and friends to join the celebration. We are recognizing professional engineers, managers, and organizations for their outstanding achievements over the past year.

You will learn how the Energy Plan will enable America to achieve Clean Energy and Energy Independence in fifteen to twenty years. The chapter board developed the Energy Plan with the support from outstanding speakers and peer review from our chapter members. 

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Social Hour & Networking (Cash bar)

6:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Dinner, Refreshments and Social hour

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Norm Hansen, Energy USA President, will discuss the Energy Plan along with the technical challenges, economic opportunities, and environmental benefits.

Clean Energy is achieved by building 500 clean energy power plants. The power plants operate at efficiencies ranges from 40 to 95 percent, provide additional power to operate millions of electric vehicles, generate electricity cheaper than coal or about 3 cents per kilowatt-hour, and don't produce greenhouse emissions.  

Energy Independence is accomplished by manufacturing millions of energy efficient electric vehicles and millions of natural gas cars and trucks. Tesla Motors Model S is a five-passenger sedan with a lithium-ion battery pack, gets 300 miles between charges, and is one of the most aerodynamic sedans ever built.

The Energy Plan will create three million of jobs and stimulate America’s economy. Carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by about 4 billion metric tons or 66 percent. For more information, please visit

8:00 pm to 8:30 pm  

We acknowledge the following members and organizations for their professional accomplishments.

Energy Management Executive of the Year 
Norm Hansen
Energy USA

 Corporate Energy Management
Sumit Ray
University of Chicago

 Energy Professional Development 
Curtis Porter
GE Electric

  Energy Manager of the Year 
Archie Gupta
Root3 Technologies   

Energy  Engineer of the Year 
Donald J. McLauchlan
Elara Engineering

Dinner menu will be provided with it become available To make reservations, please email Sumit Ray, AEE Chicago Chapter Vice President by Tuesday, September 22, 2013. The cost is $25.00, which will be collected at the meeting.  Please see the Argonne map  


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