You may wonder how a bioengineering/biotechnology education can be helpful to work in the energy industry. I have a bioengineering background, and I hope to share with you the excitement and wonder I have experienced in my professional career within the energy industry.

The energy industry is a very active one, with many exciting and innovative sectors that encompass generating, transmitting, and distributing energy. This includes oil, electricity, and natural gas, as well as new renewable sources of energy such as wind, biomass, and biofuels. Increasing consumer demands for new and innovative energy sources will challenge the geopolitical landscape. Consumers are searching for improved transportation, coupled with faster and more efficient sources of communication – they expect the energy industry to serve as a foundation for acceptable solutions. These developments will continue to push toward a further “flattening” of the world [1].

At the center of this transition is...


Wind Farm Energy Industry Transmission Tower Marketing Team Electric Supply System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary E. Reidy
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  1. 1.National Grid USASyracuseUSA

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