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.

  • Mon
    06
    Nov
    2017
    Wed
    08
    Nov
    2017

    Microgrid 2017

    Microgrid 2017 header smMicrogrid Knowledge, the International District Energy Association and the Microgrid Resources Coalition are joining forces to present what is expected to be the defining microgrid conference and exhibition of 2017, a gathering in Boston of major national and international players Nov. 6-8, 2017.

    Microgrid 2017 Conference promises to be a powerhouse event with the teaming of MRC, the leading microgrid advocacy organization, and Microgrid Knowledge, the leading news site dedicated to all-things microgrid.

    Microgrid 2017 conference will feature prominent industry and policy speakers, regulators and government agencies, lively panel discussions, technical sessions, vendor booths, tours of Boston-area microgrids and extensive networking opportunities.

    For details on calls for papers, sponsorship and registration click here.

  • Thu
    30
    Mar
    2017
    12:00 PM to 5:00 PMAustin, TX

    In 2014, the University of Texas at Austin became the first PEER certified campus in the world.

    UT Austin has a longstanding reputation for innovation when it comes to energy efficiency and reliability. This reputation was independently validated when UT Austin successfully completed the rigorous Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) review process, demonstrating its dedication to sustainable power and continuous improvement. They were also focused on their communications backbone, advanced metering infrastructure, emergency response planning and improvement planning.

    Join us after Energy Thought Summit at the UT campus to hear from their Associate Vice President for Utilities, Energy and Facilities Management, Juan Ontiveros share the UT Austin PEER certification story. Joining him will be Michael Webber, Deputy Director of the Energy Institute and Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

    The program is intended for sustainability and facility/engineering management for campus energy systems, microgrids and electric power fields.

    WHAT IS PEER?

    PEER is a certification program that measures and improves power system performance and electricity delivery systems. The PEER rating system includes four credit categories:

    1. Reliability and Resiliency
    2. Energy Efficiency and Environment
    3. Operational Effectiveness
    4. Customer Contribution

    This event if free to attend.  Learn more.

     

  • Tue
    04
    Apr
    2017
    Wed
    05
    Apr
    2017
    8:00 amLa Palm Royal Beach Hotel

    Clean Energy Summit Africa is designed for project owners large and small to meet and win new business. Incorporating the 3rd annual Solar & Off-Grid Renewables West Africa conference, the event will put solar at its core with breakouts sessions designed for pico to utility scale projects. We will also bring major financiers and investors, innovative micro-grid operators and large energy users to see how Africa’s power landscape is maturing. Government representatives are also invited to contribute to the debate by outlining policy to support universal access to power.

    WHO YOU WILL MEET:

    Focusing on the following attendees, Clean Energy Summit Africa will provide a deal-making platform with access to low-carbon energy at its heart. This is the only event that brings together all of the stakeholders dependent on new, reliable generation:

    • Government ministers
    • Local utilities and grid
    • International developers, IPPs, EPCs and installers
    • Development banks
    • Commercial banks – local and commercial
    • Funds and equity investors
    • Energy buyers, both commercial and public sector
    • Rural electrification experts
    • Foreign direct investors
    • Consumer appliance manufacturers
    • Mobile payments experts
    • Micro-financiers

    To learn more about this event http://africa.solarenergyevents.com/

  • Wed
    05
    Apr
    2017
    Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017
    Boston, MA

    The market is predicted to more than double in the next five years, both in terms of installed capacity and annual value. But as grid edge technologies quickly expand, it’s a new wave of cleaner, more agile, and increasingly complex microgrids being developed, and they have the potential to dramatically change the United States power landscape.

    Navigant estimates the overall value of the market for remote power systems to be in excess of $10.9 billion today. The market research company’s analysts forecast this will rise nearly 20-fold over the next decade to $196.5 billion

    Microgrids being deployed today are more flexible and advanced. Enabled by emerging technologies, value propositions are becoming viable that previously were infeasible or too expensive.  Where will new markets emerge over the next five years?  Which markets are going to explode? What challenges do they face? How much growth will there be with installations?

    Power equipment companies now investing in pilot projects and currently available market opportunities will be well positioned for market leadership as the demand for microgrids increases over time.

    Attend this industry event to learn how microgrids provide a real opportunity to improve energy security throughout and to produce energy in a more environmentally friendly way, both by increasing the efficiency of our energy sources and increasing the implementation of renewables. Learn more.

  • Tue
    18
    Apr
    2017
    Thu
    20
    Apr
    2017
    Denver, Colorado

    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will open the Energy Storage Association's 27th Annual Conference and Expo as a keynote speaker, welcoming more than 2,000 attendees from around the globe. The event  (#ESACon17) exemplifies the precipitous growth of energy storage, and for three days Denver will be the epicenter of the advanced energy industry.

    Other featured speakers include:

      • Ivor Catto, CEO of RES Group
      • Michael O’Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Development for NextEra Energy Resources
      • Former Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., Founder and Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy
      • Dr. Martin Keller, Director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    >Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief of Microgrid Knowledge, will moderate a panel discussion, "Resilient Design: Micro? Nano? How Integrated Systems Excel," Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 2 to 2:55 pm

    To be held at the Colorado Convention Center, the event will feature 1,000+ companies, and more than 100 exhibitors and sponsors for three days of networking, education, and deal making. More information is available at www.EnergyStorage.org/Conference

  • Sun
    21
    May
    2017
    Tue
    23
    May
    2017
    8:00 amFairmont Chicago Chicago, IL

    Energy Efficiency Finance Forum Overview

    For over a decade, the Energy Efficiency Finance Forum has brought together practitioners, researchers, energy producers, and consumers to explore innovative models for deploying capital in efficiency markets. Finance Forum participants have a great opportunity to learn about which models are working and why, and to source financing deals for efficiency projects.

    Likely Participants: Clean-tech and energy efficiency investors; financiers; real estate professionals; CDFIs and other mission-driven lenders; entrepreneurs; utility staff; local, state, and federal agency personnel; energy service company personnel; policymakers; NGOs; energy efficiency program planners, operators, and evaluators; and marketing experts.

    To learn more click here.

  • Tue
    06
    Jun
    2017
    Thu
    08
    Jun
    2017
    8:00 amSan Diego CA

    Rapid advances in energy technology are challenging traditional utility business models, but also putting a new array of strategies, platforms and solutions in their hands. The need to manage the ever-growing volume and variability of solar at “grid-edge” is being met with a proliferation of new options for shifting and reducing loads, as well as ancillary services like frequency regulations. Mechanisms range from Automated Demand Response, to Virtual Power Plants, to grid-controlled substation and distributed behind-the-meter storage, to microgrids and avant-garde concepts like “transactive energy.” Dozens of new third party aggregator platforms and business models are arising targeting this segment.

    This explosion of options is happening fast, in some cases explicitly driven by policy mandates (New York, California and Hawaii most notably). Larger IOUs and munis in these states are actively grappling with the new “toolkit”, but beyond their bounds this is a new territory for utility planners and engineers on the retail/customer/distribution grid side. As solar, and next storage, prices continue to fall, developing skills and resources for handling the higher variability will become ever more critical.This tutorial will provide a thorough survey of the gamut of options available now and in development. Top grid consultants and CTOs from platform third party “energy service” providers will explain how these novel business models and mechanisms are working today, and how they can best be leveraged going forward. The tutorial will provide a basic grounding for junior staff and executives and planners who are looking at the future resource and business strategy needs of utilities in a time of rapid change. The tutorial will also provide invaluable education for new entrants in the distributed grid segment, for new hires at solar, storage and DR companies, and anyone planning to develop or market new “clean energy service” products or platforms.

    Who Should Attend:

    * Utilities – Mid- (Directors and Managers) and Junior-level staff in Environmental Policy, Strategy & Innovation, Technology, Resource Planning, Distribution Grid, Grid Engineering, Demand Response, 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

    * Solar and renewable energy developers and installers, in particular ones moving into energy-as-a-service business models and leveraging smart inverters

    * Environmental advocacy and renewables/cleantech-related associations

    * Technology and grid engineering researchers at national Labs, thinktanks, research institutes, universities

    * Energy industry consultants, analysts

  • Mon
    12
    Jun
    2017
    Tue
    13
    Jun
    2017
    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/

  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017
    Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017
    8:00 amAlbany NY 

    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/