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Transforming Energy Lecture Series
Friday, September 28, 2012
3:00 p.m.
Room 1202, Martin Hall
For More Information:
Kyle Todd
301 405 9378
ktodd@umd.edu

Victor R. Abate, Vice President, Renewable Energy, General Electric

"Renewable Energy Today and Beyond"

Abstract

Victor Abate will provide an overview of the current state of the renewable energy industry today as well as challenges that lie ahead. He will also discuss how GE is celebrating 10 years of advancing wind energy and how it has become a mainstream energy source and more economical than ever.

Biography

Mr. Abate is vice president of GEís renewable energy business, a leading global provider of wind and solar energy products and services. He assumed this position in November 2005, and is based in Schenectady, New York. Prior to his current role, Mr. Abate was vice president of technology for GE Ďs power generation segment, which includes gas, steam, wind, solar and hydro-turbine generators, gasification technologies and integrated gasification combined cycle.

Mr. Abate began his GE career in 1990 and has held several management roles in engineering, services, production, and quality. In 1996, he led the large turbine generator business as the quality leader and was subsequently appointed general manager of generator technology. In 1999, Mr. Abate assumed responsibility in leading the gas turbine volume ramp up in GEís power generation segment and in late 2000, was appointed general manager of steam turbine technology. Mr. Abate became a GE company officer in 2003.

Originally from Williamstown, Massachusetts, Mr. Abate holds a bachelorís degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a masterís degree in mechanical engineering from Union College and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

This Event is For: Campus • Clark School • All Students • Graduate • Undergraduate • Faculty

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