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Non-Traditional Energy Industry in Charlotte

Non-Traditional Energy Industry in Charlotte Charlotte has become one of the nation's energy hubs, boasting nearly 250 electric, gas, engineering, alternative energy, research and educational resources. There are already tens of thousands of energy jobs in our area, and more jobs are expected to emerge as the region continues to advance in this field, especially in the non-traditional, or alternative energy sector. We'll find out who some of the non-traditional energy companies are in our region and what they do. We'll also look at their staffing challenges as the industry grows, and as some of their workers reach retirement, and what skill sets they'll be looking for in workers to replace the retirees. Guests Chris Paynter - Associate Dean of STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at Central Piedmont Community College John Espey - Chief Operating Officer of Nexgrid,a company that builds products that utilities and consumers can use to manage a smart-grid or smart home network. Shane Marshall - Business Development Manager in the Research and Development Department at Livingston & Haven. Part of what this company does is provide fluid power solutions-hydraulics. Add and read comments