Driven by Demand: How Energy Gets Its Power

A Book Talk by Jimmy Jia
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Flip a switch and the light comes on, or the room warms. Push a button and the car starts.

But what if they didn't?

We all take energy for granted. Yet it plays a central role in shaping our society and, yes, our infrastructure.

Our presenter, Seattle energy entrepreneur Jimmy Jia, explores our demand for energy in his book Driven by Demand: How Energy Gets Its Power. It's a story of the challenges inherent in our society's need for energy and of the resilience, privacy, and security concerns associated with our move towards a smart energy infrastructure.

Join us at September 21 at Town Hall to learn more about historical and emerging energy systems and developing trends. Jimmy offers a unique viewpoint on our energy past and explains how everyone can participate in a clean and prosperous energy future.

At the conclusion of his presentation, Jimmy will answer questions from the audience and sign copies of his book.




Jimmy Jia

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Jimmy Jia is the CEO and Co-Founder of Distributed Energy Management (DEM), and its chief strategist. He also builds key strategic partnerships to leverage the reach of DEM’s business solutions.

Jimmy has spent many years helping businesses strategically manage their utility budget speaking frequently on the Smart Grid and Intelligent Buildings throughout the Pacific Northwest. As a faculty member of Pinchot University he offers the Sustainable Energy Solutions Certificate nurturing the next generation of business energy managers. Cambridge University Press recently published his co-authored book, Driven by Demand: How Energy Gets Its Power.

When not pursuing his energy optimization dreams, Jimmy plays violin and enthusiastically enjoys music in whatever venue or medium it may emerge.

Jimmy holds a BS and MS in Material Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Oxford University. He is the current Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest and holds patents in laser machining.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Town Hall (Downstairs)

1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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