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
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    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.

  • Wed
    18
    Jan
    2017
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    Jan
    2017
    Sonoma, CA

    advanced microgridThe microgrid 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.

    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 microgrid installations? 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.

  • Mon
    30
    Jan
    2017
    4:00 pmSan Diego, CA

    A city without power is not smart.

    Join S&C Electric Company, USGBC-PEER and the Smart Cities Council for the first stop in a roadshow series to provide campuses and municipal utilities insight into achieving 21st century power quality and resiliency. This roadshow addresses the following topics: Improving Grid Infrastructure, Energy Storage, Microgrid for Economic Development and Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal.

     

  • Wed
    01
    Feb
    2017
    11:30 AM - 2 PMSan Diego, CA

    Interested in microgrids?

    Join the Smart City Council's Utilities Task Force for an engaging panel discussion and lunch with industry leaders to discover their expertise and contributions to designing, installing and operating microgrids. 

    Come hear real-world examples of how alternative energy solutions and competitive energy prices are driving the need for microgrid development, whether it be for individual industrial/commercial customer complexes, university campuses or military installations. This session will also include a discussion about the future direction of microgrid technologies.

  • Thu
    16
    Feb
    2017
    Cambridge, MA

    MassCECThe Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is hosting the Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium will bring together Microgrid & DER controller vendors, microgrid developers, energy infrastructure decision makers, utility engineers and state and national energy leaders to:

    • Introduce the latest developments in microgrid & DER controllers and real-time power system simulation technologies
    • Demonstrate functionality of existing microgrid & DER controllers on a realistic community microgrid
    • Foster connections between microgrid vendors and developers, distribution utilities and distribution utility engineers responsible for DER deployment and interconnection

     

    See Live Demonstrations of  Microgrid and DER Controllers

    Throughout the afternoon, microgrid controller vendors will showcase real-time operation of their controllers on a microgrid hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) demonstration platform. Symposium participants will have an opportunity to view these demonstrations operating a multi-megawatt, distribution-scale microgrid.

    Admission is free. Click Here to the agenda or to register.

  • Mon
    13
    Mar
    2017
    Thu
    16
    Mar
    2017
    Houston, TX

    ABB-logo 2ABB Customer World is the place to meet world-class industry experts, learn about microgrids and other solutions to your business challenges. Plan to attend and experience the most innovative automation and electrification technologies and solutions for manufacturers and utilities being developed today.

    What makes ABB Customer World the “must attend” event in 2017?

    1. No registration fee to attend
    2. Customize your learning experience - choose from hundreds of technical workshops, panel discussions and hands-on training courses
    3. Connect with thousands of your peers and industry experts discussing best practices and industry trends, with practical advice to deal with your company’s specific operating issues
    4. Earn professional development hours (PDHs) for every workshop you attend
    5. Attend relevant keynote sessions and plenary sessions focused on current hot topics, such as innovation, operational excellence, microgrids and the future of energy

    And of course, as always, see the widest range of technology innovations from one company at one conference!

    Even if you’re not a current ABB customer you’re welcome to attend ABB Customer World. Learn more.

  • Wed
    15
    Mar
    2017
    2:00 PM to 5:00 PMWashington D.C.

    This course will help campus and utility energy leaders understand how the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) program can support their Smart Cities initiatives for achieving reliability, resiliency and sustainability goals. Participants will understand the value of PEER Energy Assessments and PEER certification from a holistic view, looking at what occurs from start to finish (certification). Participants will engage with PEER experts to understand how to identify potential gaps, next steps, and apply the PEER credits to their projects as it relates to reliability, resilience and the environment. This includes reviewing examples of strategies that will help your team achieve full credit within PEER. This program is endorsed by the Smart Cities Council and USGBC PEER. CE credits will be offered.

    WHY ATTEND?
    Understand key PEER performance credits, strategies for maximizing performance, and learn to leverage PEER.
    WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
    The course is intended for sustainability and facility/engineering management for campus energy systems, microgrids and electric power fields.

    This event is free to attend. Learn more.

     

  • 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

  • Tue
    16
    May
    2017
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    17
    May
    2017
    *AMWashington, D.C.

     

    The 4th edition of this in-depth Forum zeros 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.  The emphasis is on the current challenges and opportunities for microgrids in the North American marketplace.

    Presenting organizations include: EDF Renewable Energy, CPS Energy, Duke Energy, Pepco Holdings, FERC, Microgrid Institute, Smart Grid Consortium, New York ISO,

    Navigant, Blue Pillar, Sunverge Energy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Schneider Electric, S&C Electric, and many others

    For full information and to register, visit www.microgridinnovation.com

  • Sun
    21
    May
    2017
    Tue
    23
    May
    2017
    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
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    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. Learn more.

  • Wed
    07
    Jun
    2017
    Fri
    09
    Jun
    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
    Fri
    16
    Jun
    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
    01
    Aug
    2017
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    03
    Aug
    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.

  • Mon
    21
    Aug
    2017
    Tue
    22
    Aug
    2017
    Hyatt Regency Dallas 300 Reunion Blvd Dallas, TX 75207

    Microgrid applications are filled with complexities and challenges that are being overcome by the industry one hurdle at a time. Beyond the battles for microgrid ownership and their financial backing, the many technical complexities of maximizing microgrid applications have become pressing issues for utilities to embrace and understand.

    This conference will bring together industry professionals to share their experiences and knowledge on the technical challenges facing the integration of microgrids. Some of the technical issues coming to the forefront discussed in this conference and its workshop will be:  integrating microgrids into the distribution grid through sophisticated controls, islanding of the microgrid, system inverters, the creation of accurate microgrid studies, and critical performance evaluation among others.

    To learn more click here.

  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017
    5:30 to 8:30Edison Electric Institute, Washington, D.C.

    The utilization of microgrids plus battery storage is seen increasingly by public and private organizations as the wave of the future to help ensure energy reliability and security in the age of extreme weather events and cyber security threats. Partners Edison Electric Institute and Resilient Virginia will feature speakers and topics such as:

    • technology that supports the utility/microgrid interface
    • tools for developers to assess microgrid viability based on existing infrastructure and regulations
    • how local governments in the DMV region are working with private companies to make microgrid development financially feasible
    • how regional Department of Defense installations are including microgrids as part of their energy security systems

    A number of companies and organizations will be exhibiting their solutions.

    Speakers: John Caldwell, director of economics at the Edison Electric Institute, and others to be announced.

    REGISTER HERE

    Admission:  General – $30 ($25 early bird through 10/12); Job seekers and students – $20 ($15 early bird through 10/12). Admission includes program, pizza, and beverages.

  • Wed
    08
    Nov
    2017
    Fri
    10
    Nov
    2017
    Lusaka, Zambia


    The SSA Power Summit hosted by Vale Media Group, the number 1 Sub-Saharan African B2B events company, will provide a platform to address some key challenges of improving aging power infrastructure, developing new power infrastructure, more cost effective temporary power solutions and much more. We will bring together Ministries of Power & Energy, State Power providers, Public – Private partnerships (PPP), Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) and key solution providers to tackle some of the most pressing issues within the African Power industry.

    Register here.

  • Wed
    29
    Nov
    2017
    Thu
    30
    Nov
    2017
    Newcastle, Australia

    Started on the U.C. Berkeley campus in 2005, the informal annual Microgrid Symposium has been circumnavigating the globe ever since. And the 2017 event is coming up this fall.

    microgrid symposium

    The 2017 Microgrid Symposium will be held this year at the CSIRO Energy Centre in Newcastle, Australia.

    This critical mass of microgrid brainpower will be held this year at the CSIRO Energy Centre for the Newcastle 2017 Symposium on Microgrids. The event is scheduled for November 29-30. This is the first year  the symposium has been held in Australia, which is fast emerging as a leader in microgrid development and grid defection.

    This critical mass of microgrid brainpower will be held this year at the CSIRO Energy Centre for the Newcastle 2017 Symposium on Microgrids.

    About two hours north of Sydney, Newcastle rests in the midst of the spectacular New South Wales coastline, and the Hunter Valley wine region. As usual, about 120 of the world’s invited top microgrid researchers, policymakers and developers will enjoy two packed days of presentations, networking and general microgrid chatter, plus a day of local technical visits.

    Sessions are organized by region, Asia, Europe and The Americas, and experts from each region choose the speakers and organization that best represent microgrid progress in their region during the last year. There will also be a special panel on hardware, a poster display, and the ever-popular remote applications session.

    Plenty of time is allowed for serious networking, and breaks and mealtimes are informal. Most of the papers and posters from past symposiums can be seen and downloaded from the Symposium’s website.

    The Microgrid Symposium is a by-invitation-only event, but you can visit the event page here. 

    If you would like to receive an invitation for the upcoming event, email your request to: newcastle@microgrid-symposiums.org.

     

  • Tue
    12
    Dec
    2017
    Wed
    13
    Dec
    2017
    Fairmont the Palm, Dubai

    The energy market is already reaping the benefits of the digital revolution and it is reported that IoT in the energy industry will be worth $22 billion by 2020.

    The Energy Digitalisation Summit Middle East (EDS ME) will provide the platform for leading technology solution providers, technology investors, evangelists and energy companies from accross the value chain to network, showcase and discover new products and solutions.

    You will hear valuable case studies, panel sessions and evaluations on cutting edge technologies and best practice to ensure you are informed and kept ahead in a constantly evolving market place.

    Register here.