Microgrid Knowledge Events Calendar

Here you will find a comprehensive list of events that are focused on microgrids. List your microgrid event here. Send the details to: Kevin@MicrogridKnowledge.com.

Event Information:

  • Mon

    Utilities of the Future: New Rules of the Game

    8:00 amSan Francisco/Silicon Valley 

    To say that new things are happening on the grid might be the understatement of the decade. Despite the new administration’s preference for domestic fossils, progressive states like California and New York are steaming ahead on ambitious visions for electrifying generation and transit, and restructuring the way the distribution grid operates – at all levels – market and rate design, business models, interactions between utilities and third party aggregators, standards, and physical assets.

    Behind these developments there is a complex matrix of policy drivers and design factors and economics, which, while differing somewhat between California, New York and other states with either strong carbon policies and/or heavy rooftop PV uptake, have much in common.This day and a half tutorial, instructed by active state policy makers, consultants close to the policy-making process, and influential institutes, think tanks and environmental NGOs, will provide a much-needed deep-dive for a wide variety of participants, from new startups and suppliers, to policy makers from other states, to junior staff, trainees and new hires, who need to get up to speed as fast as possible, to make sure their strategies are a fit to where these states are headed, with others following in their lead.The opportunity for questions and interactive dialog will allow participants with expertise in specific areas to share their knowledge, and explore perspectives from other state jurisdictions. The specific list of topics will be tailored to reflect the interests and makeup of the enrolled participants, based on a survey 2 weeks prior to program start date.  REV topics of general interest that are expected to be covered include:

    • a clear understanding of the historical backdrop to current policy landscape, relative contributions of state environmental policies
    • Interconnection, Hosting Capacity, Planning, Benefit Cost Analysis, Data-Sharing, Demonstration Projects, Rate Reform and Utility Incentives, ISO Interface
    • how regulated utilities are responding
    • emerging business models (Automated Demand Response, Virtual Power Plants, microgrids, ancillary services, selling aggregated assets into wholesale markets, etc)
    • highlight case studies, pilot projects, test beds, initiatives
    • relevant policies at CAISO and FERC around access to interstate/wholesale markets
    • if possible (specially for California): overview of where CARB monies are going for early stage funding, pilot assistance

    Who Should Attend:

    • Utilities – Mid- (VP, Directors and Managers) and Junior-level staff in Policy, Government Affairs, Resource Planning, Distribution Grid, Grid Engineering, Markets & Customer Service departments; new hires, trainees.
    • Solution Providers/Equipment Suppliers – (Startups, Third Party Aggregators, Enterprise Utility Software, Global IT/Internet/Telecomm brands, Grid components and management tools, Communications & Control, Demand Response, Solar, Storage, Microgrids, Smart Home…): VP / Director of Market & Business development, Policy, Research, Government Affairs
    • Policy-makers from state corporate commissions, state energy agencies and state-ponsored research institutes, legislative analysts on Energy /Natural Resource committees
    • Environmental advocacy and renewables/cleantech-related associations
    • National Labs, thinktanks, research institutes, universities
    • Energy industry consultants and lawyers.

    Register now:  http://strattonreport.com/event/utility-of-the-future/