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.

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    2017
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    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.

  • Tue
    06
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    2017
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    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. Learn more.

  • Wed
    07
    Jun
    2017
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    2017
    8:00 amLOEWS Chicago Hotel

    The Beginnings of Great Ideas

    Great ideas are the result of creativity, collaboration, and looking at a problem from an entirely new perspective. They are not limited by the boundaries of industry, and they are what move us to action, progress, and innovation. That’s why SEL created the Modern Solutions Power Systems Conference (MSPSC).

    Whether you work in transmission, distribution, generation, planning, or regulation, your work both affects and depends on others—it’s crucial to have open communication between industries to generate and share ideas.

    MSPSC is the conference that pushes you to think broader, think forward, and think differently about today’s critical issues affecting modern power systems. That’s what sets it apart.

    Learn more about this event

  • Mon
    12
    Jun
    2017
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    14
    Jun
    2017
    Washington D.C.

    The microgrid market is expanding rapidly: with estimated CAGR of 16-20%, it is projected to reach as much as $35.1B by 2020. Government programs to enhance resiliency of military, university, state and hospital (MUSH) facilities have driven the market for years, but the landscape is shifting. Communities and C&I customers are now demanding not only enhanced resiliency but the ability to meet sustainability goals, reduce demand charges and capture revenue by providing capacity and services to energy markets—opening up huge potential markets for advanced microgrids.

    However, the market is in flux. Community microgrids may grow out of state resiliency initiatives, and DoD facilities are among the first to provide services to local utilities and power markets, but regulatory hurdles remain. The growth of solar + storage facilities in conjunction with C&I partners may hold the keys to developing the new business models needed for third party developers, utilities and facility owners to profit, but technical, economic and financeability challenges remain.

    Infocast’s Microgrids Meet the Market Summit 2017 aims to bring decision makers together with C&I energy managers, microgrid integrators, utilities, ESCOs, control software providers, renewable energy and storage companies, EPCs and financiers to explore the opportunities, economics, business cases and technologies for deploying grid resiliency and advanced microgrids. Microgrid Knowledge readers can save 15% on registration using code: 173317  Learn more about this event.

  • Mon
    12
    Jun
    2017
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    2017
    8:00 amSan Francisco, CA or Albany, 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.

    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.

    • San Francisco, CA: 6/12 to 6/13
    • Albany, NY: 6/15 to 6/16

    Learn more.

  • Tue
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    2017
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    2017
    New York, NY

    The focus for 2017 is squarely on the implementation of both the New York REV and the new Clean Energy Standard. With the recent value of D and the DSIP rulemakings, and roll out of CES procurement plans and rate-making orders expected over the next few months, the New York market is poised to jump forward. However, such a market transformation can only be sustained if a delicate balance is established between market participants that retains utility shareholder value while creating economic returns for investments in DERs and renewable energy projects, and enables the reliable operation of transactive energy markets.

    The 3rd New York Energy Revolution Summit will bring together utility, distributed energy resource (DER) providers, renewable energy, storage and other stakeholders to discuss how to create development processes that are workable and projects that are viable. Learn more.