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Power Plant Epiphanies: Projects, the Environment, and the People

Shirley Rivera

  • Environmental Engineer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
  • Anthrocubeologist, Resource Catalysts

As part of her power plant epiphanies, Shirley Rivera will share highlights of her environmental and energy professional development including:
• power plant life-cycle: concept, construction, operations, compliance, decommissioning
• a utility perspective as a corporate analyst during the California energy restructuring process
• alternative technologies from desk studies, installation and operations, and local, state, and federal policies
• environmental communications such as technology evaluations, small turbine manufacturer and energy storage manufacturer environmental impacts, and state regulatory perspectives
• highlights of select projects

Shirley Rivera has been in the environmental and energy field since 1987. She currently works at the U.S. EPA, Region 9 in the Air Division’s Permits Office. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.

Co-sponsored by U.S. EPA, ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU's Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU's Polytechnic campus, and ASU's American Indian Policy Institute.

Thursday, March 21, 2013
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.