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4th Microgrid Innovation Forum in Washington to Examine Lessons From North America Deployments
Conference to focus on optimizing microgrids for enhanced grid resiliency, DER integration, and greater cost savings
The 4th Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, May 16-17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (www.microgridinnovation.com (http://www.microgridinnovation.com/
"This will be a tremendous opportunity to interact directly with companies at the cutting-edge of microgrid deployment,"
This 4th edition of the Forum will zero in on refining the value proposition and business case for microgrids in North America, integration with the larger grid, and case studies of grid-tied and off-grid projects and pilots to date.
Confirmed speakers for the Washington, D.C. Forum include:
• Thomas Leyden, Senior Director, Distributed Electricity & Storage, EDF Renewable Energy
• Todd Horsman, Senior Director, Strategy & Product Development, CPS Energy
• Aleksandar Vukojevic, Manager-Emerging Technologies Office, Duke Energy
• Robert S. Stewart, Manager-Smart Grid & Technology, Pepco Holdings
• Jorge A. Camacho, P.E., Chief, Office of Infrastructure and System Planning, Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia
• Jim T. Gallagher, Executive Director, New York State Smart Grid Consortium
• Brian Yung, Market Design Specialist - Distributed Resource Integration, New York Independent System Operator
• Peter H. Asmus, Principal Research Analyst, Navigant
• Tom Willie, CEO, Blue Pillar
• Kenneth Munson, Co-Founder and CEO, Sunverge Energy
• Adel Nasiri, Ph.D., Director, Center for Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems, U Wisconsin-Milwaukee
• Thomas McAndrew, Founding Partner, President and CEO, Enchanted Rock
• Bud Vos, President and CEO, Enbala Power Networks
• Oliver Waissbein, Energy Finance Specialist, UN Development Program
• Andy Haun, Microgrids CTO, North America Operations, Schneider Electric
• Michael T. Burr, Director, Microgrid Institute
• And more
The Forum will be held in the Marvin Center at the George Washington University. Previous versions of the Forum have been held in Irvine, California; Barcelona, Spain; and Lisbon, Portugal.
Topics to be addressed during the two-day conference include:
- Opportunities, Challenges and Market Forecasts
- Assessing Microgrid Potential and Performance to Date
- Adaptive Microgrids: Technology Advances and Utility Business Models
- Energy Storage Developments and Applications for Microgrids
- Lessons from the Implementation of Utility-Owned Islandable Microgrids
- Microgrids, Virtual Power Plants, and the Emerging Energy Cloud
- System Operations, Power Control, and Grid Integration / Interoperability
- Public-Private Partnerships and Utility Cooperation in Microgrids
- Utility's Strategy and Vision for Handling Distributed Energy Resources
- International Microgrids: Opportunities in the Developing World
"North America is a key market for microgrid growth," Coran notes. "This Forum is unique in that attendees will hear directly from utilities who have real world lessons to share and who will be discussing success strategies in this market going forward."
The Microgrid Global Innovation Forum series is organized by the Smart Grid Observer (www.smartgridobserver.com), an online information resource covering current trends and developments in smart grid, renewable energy, and greentech sectors around the world.
Attendees who enter the special discount code "SGO" when registering for the Washington Forum will receive 15% off the standard rates.
Event Partners include: Microgrid Media, Greentech Media, Meeting of the Minds, Smart Grid Today, Navigant Research, Solar Server, altenergymag.com, and Environmental Xprt.
For full information and to register, visit http://www.microgridinnovation.com/
* U.S. Microgrids 2016: Market Drivers, Analysis and Forecast, GTM Research
Daniel Coran, Program Manager
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