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.

  • Tue
    14
    May
    2019
    Thu
    16
    May
    2019

    Microgrid 2019

    2018 Microgrid eventsMicrogrid 2019, will be held May 14-16 in San Diego. The conference will focus on microgrids, nanogrids, virtual power plants, energy storage and other distributed energy resources driving energy decentralization.

    Conference participants will range from top industry leaders to first-time microgrid customers seeking product information. The event is expected to draw utilities, energy developers, institutions, engineering and consulting firms, government agencies and non-government organizations, commercial real estate developers, energy service companies, equipment manufacturers, system integrators, control and data specialists, attorneys, financial specialists, innovators and software companies, contractors, builders, architects and planners.

    Microgrid Knowledge will be releasing updates in the coming months about registration, speakers, the agenda, venue and special conference programs. To lean more click here.

  • Wed
    21
    Feb
    2018
    1:00 pmOnline

    Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) is achieving the cutting-edge with facility improvement projects that tie into education and research, while also improving energy resilience in addition to operating more efficiently and sustainably. The program includes a research and teaching nanogrid that will incorporate traditional power generation, photovoltaic solar power, natural gas generation, and a battery energy storage system.

    The program provides students with hands-on training with real-world software technology used by private and public utilities to operate the nation’s power grid to manage alternative, renewable, and distributed energy resources, which are becoming increasingly prevalent across US power systems. As a result, SFCC has developed not just an educational program, but an inherent fabric of the college.

    This is just another step in the energy evolution at SFCC. By working with Siemens, the college will reduce energy costs while increasing reliability and energy efficiency. The next phase will include a campus-wide microgrid where students will be able to see the real-time data and run simulations.

    Join Henry Mignardot, Santa Fe Community College and Clark Wiedetz from Siemens Digital Grid as they discuss how SFCC, the local community and utility all worked together to make this project a success. Chris Kopach, University of Arizona (APPA chair) will serve as webinar moderator

    Register here.

  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018
    Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018
    8:30 AM to 11:30 AM Washington, Chicago, New York & Boston

    Advanced Energy Group is a consortium of dedicated stakeholders committed to developing and delivering advanced energy solutions for key cities. By enabling a collaborative, focused framework of dedicated leaders and experts, Advanced Energy Group drives needed change today. This quarter's discussion are on Resiliency and Critical Infrastructure.

    • Washington DC - Thursday, February 22, 2018
    • Chicago, IL - Thursday, March 1, 2018
    • New York, NY - Thursday, March 8, 2018
    • Boston, MA - Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Advanced Energy Group is a multi-city stakeholder platform that facilitates cross-sector engagement among its members and guests. AEG's mission is to support the leadership of its members and diverse stakeholder engagement to expedite the needed energy transformation of our cities. To learn more about these events click here.

  • Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018
    8:00 amBourns Technology Center Riverside, CA

    This conference is designed for city leaders, planners, council members, businesses, utility companies and the general public to learn about the state of solar energy by discussing the latest technology, public policy/regulations, economics, and the associated environmental/sustainability issues. Attendees will learn about the challenges and opportunities for incorporating solar energy in their communities, including how the marketplace works, local policies and initiatives already in place.

    Register here.

  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2018
    Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018
    Washinton, DC

    The 6th Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, March 13-15, 2018 in Washington, D.C., brings together thought leaders, utilities, energy providers, project managers and other stakeholders for three days of focused networking and information sharing concerning the latest technological developments, design, implementation and operation of hybrid renewable energy microgrids. The emphasis is on maximizing the business case for microgrids, integration into the larger grid, and sharing real-world case studies of both grid-tied and off-grid/remote environments. Of particular interest is the use of microgrids for enhancing grid resiliency, power quality, services flexibility, and energy independence.

    Confirmed speakers to date include Pepco Holdings, Southern Company, PECO, CMS Energy, Navigant Research, Direct Energy, ABB, Siemens, Schneider Electric, S&C Electric, Lawrence Berkeley Lab and many others. Enter special discount code MGK15 when registering for 15% off. Visit: www.microgridinnovation.com

  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018
    Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018
    Beijing, China

    China has been one of the most interesting markets after the release of demo 1st batch projects and FiT. Unlike other emerging markets, besides the urgent pressure from energy transformation, China has large energy demand, low labor costs, and crucially, the ability of self-sufficiency. All these contribute to CSP’s cost reduction.

    After one year preparation and construction, the 1st batch demo projects has shown their embryonic form. Among those projects, firms with solid financial and technical strength like CGN Solar, Beijing Shouhang, Northwest Electric Power Design Institute…etc., their projects are under fast progress. CGN Solar’s Delingha 50 MW PT plant is estimated to be launched at the beginning of 2018, and will be the first large commercial CSP project in China; Shouhang Dunhuang 100 MW ST plant is under construction, the receiver tower will be capped soon and the project is expected to be launched in August, 2018; The project by Northwest Electric Power Design Institute has finished key components bidding process and project review, subsequent construction will follow up soon. In contrast, a small number of demo projects are stagnating due to various reasons such as: local policy, fund shortage, decision flow, investment risks…etc. For the projects which are running ahead, questions like project commissioning, operation and maintenance must be treated seriously. For the others, information like project bidding process, pre-design, raising funds…are of most concern.

    On the other hand, based on 5 GW CSP deployment target in the 13th Five-year plan, the 2nd batch demo project should be initiated in the near term. As the middle year of 13th Five-year plan, 2018 is the critical point for CSP’s future development, and the experience from 1st demo project could be treated as good references. Therefore, it is very necessary to make a summary for the 1st batch demo projects status.

    At the key time point, we are sincerely welcoming you to join CSP Focus China 2018 event (Mar.22-23, Beijing), summarizing the 1st round demo projects, meanwhile making adequate preparation for the initiation of 2nd round pilot projects.

  • Wed
    18
    Apr
    2018
    Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018
    Boston, MA

    The 28th Annual Conference and Expo is the storage industry's premiere conference and networking event. Attending will provide you with new strategies, new connections and innovative ideas that will move your energy strategy forward.

    At the ESA Annual Conference you will find:

    • Peer-led educational offerings where you can exchange ideas on markets, policy, innovation and more
    • A networking opportunity to connect with influencers from around the world
    • Demonstrations of the latest industry innovations in the Expo Hall
    • In-depth exploration on advancing storage policy, understanding the electricity grid, regulatory markets, lessons learned from storage applications and more
    • Nonstop opportunities to meet and network with presenters
    • International delegations and representatives from more than 50 countries - opening you to market opportunities and best practices from around the globe

    You can also connect with staff members of Microgrid Knowledge. Learn more about this event by clicking here.

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018
    4 - 7 p.m.Alban CAT Power Systems: 6387 Old Washington Road, Elkridge, Md., 21075

    In this time of high need for reliability, reduced utility spend and risk management (3-R’s), facilities are turning to distributed energy services (DER).  The components, projects and services, however, need to be designed, installed, maintained and financed properly to benefit the end-users.

    We will give you a tour of Alban CAT Power Systems, Elkridge, Md., which showcases some of the components used in microgrids: CHP, diesel generator, solar, battery and microgrid controllers.  The presentation following the tour will provide insights on the nuances of microgrid installation from case studies.

    Cost:  $15;   

    For more details and registration, go to: www.AEE-Baltimore.org.

  • Mon
    07
    May
    2018
    Wed
    09
    May
    2018
    Chicago, IL

    Microgrid 2018: Markets and Models for the Greater Good” will explore the essential need for microgrids in today’s electricity-dependent society.

    A gathering for the industry’s thought leaders, Microgrid 2018 will focus on uncovering market opportunities and business models to drive the industry forward. The event takes place in Chicago on May 7-9.

    The 2018 microgrid event also will examine the public purpose served by microgrids, underscored during recent hurricanes.

    Conference participants will range from top industry leaders to first-time microgrid customers seeking product information. The event is expected to draw utilities, developers, institutions, engineering and consulting firms, government agencies and non-government organizations, commercial real estate, energy service companies, equipment manufacturers, system integrators, control and data specialists, attorneys, financial specialists, innovators and software companies, contractors, builders, architects and planners.

    See Microgrid 2018 for more details about the agenda and the call for speakers, which opens December 1.  Microgrid 2017 sold out, register now and take advantage of early bird discounts which expire on January 31, 2018.

  • Sun
    02
    Sep
    2018
    Thu
    06
    Sep
    2018
    Bucharest, Romania

    The International Microgrid Symposiums Steering Committee and the University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB) Local Organizing Committee, are presenting the fourteenth of the series of International Microgrid Symposiums in Bucharest, Romania, on 2-6 September 2018, on the UPB campus.

    Attendance is by invitation only, and attendees are cutting edge researchers, research managers, and policymakers from around the globe. Symposium sessions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, 3 and 4 September, in the Rectorat Building, 313 Splaiul Independentei. An optional technical tour to the Danube Delta will depart on Wednesday, 5 September morning and return to Bucharest on Thursday, 6 September evening.

    The goal for the Bucharest 2018 Symposium on Microgrids is to continue the exchange of results from microgrid research, demonstration, and deployment worldwide with an emphasis on recent results and areas of potential international cooperation. If you feel you can contribute to the Symposium, please email to bucharest@microgrid-symposiums.org.

    To lean more please visit: Bucharest 2018 Symposium on Microgrids 

  • Wed
    05
    Sep
    2018
    Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018
    Miami, FL

    Green Power Conferences (GPC) is launching World Microgrids Congress in Miami to create a forum for microgrid operators and users. Bringing piers together to tackle common challenges to microgrid deployment, integration and operation, the Congress will be driven by relevant industry case studies. The Congress will approach microgrids from the operator and users perspective, exploring the key implementation strategies, decision-making processes and engineering challenges being faced. GPC produces conferences on many topic with a focus on the South American markets.

  • Tue
    11
    Sep
    2018
    Thu
    13
    Sep
    2018
    1:00 pmCrowne Plaza London - Battersea


    The microgrid opportunity around the world continues to grow significantly. One recent report forecasts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% between 2016-2022, reaching $35 billion by 2022.* The reasons for this expected positive development include the falling cost of solar energy, advances in energy storage, the drive to mitigate climate change, and the cost savings associated with minimizing fossil fuels in remote generation systems. In addition, microgrids will play a central role in bringing electrification to rural and developing regions in which access to reliable, clean and affordable energy is a high priority.

    The 7th edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, September 11-13, 2018 in London, focuses on microgrid advances, case studies and applications in EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The emphasis is on maximizing the effective use of renewable and distributed energy resources, refining the positive business model for a range of microgrid deployments, and sharing real-world case studies in both grid-tied and off-grid/remote environments. The event will focus on:

    • Microgrid feasibility, design, and implementation
    • Refining the business case for off-grid, remote, and island microgrids
    • Solar + storage advances
    • Project financing and investor perspectives
    • Determining the correct technology mix for hybrid energy systems
    • Advanced battery, fuel cell, and flow battery technologies
    • Microgrid power control, management, and integration
    • Integrating distributed renewable energy resources into the grid
    • Effective project evaluation, implementation, and management
    • Regulatory and public policy advances
    • Standards and interoperability issues
    • Market drivers and opportunities worldwide
    • and more
      Register here!
  • Mon
    24
    Sep
    2018
    Tue
    25
    Sep
    2018
    9:00 amReykjavik, Iceland

    ENERGY AT THE CROSSROADS OF NEW CHALLENGES

    CHARGE Energy Branding – A global event in Reykjavik, Iceland. September 24-25 2018. Consumer-centric energy markets. It‘s more important than ever for the energy sector to become more agile, proactive and customer-centric than ever before. Market liberalisation has created opportunities for new entrants, innovation, new energy sources and increased stakeholder interest in energy have radically changed the energy space for good. This has meant radical changes for the business environment of energy companies. The importance of branding energy is more now than ever. Marketing energy has become an important factor for other industries as well as consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the energy used to produce everyday consumer goods. Branding is the strategic philosophy that defines an enterprise and how it engages with stakeholders at any touchpoint. Meet people and learn from peers who are engaged in connecting utilities to the minds and hearts of the consumers.
    Join us at a unique energy conference in Iceland, September 24-25 2018.

  • Tue
    25
    Sep
    2018
    Wed
    26
    Sep
    2018
    Alexandria, VA

    Building a Resilient, Efficient and Sustainable Energy Future
    Roosevelt Strategic Council's 2018 Summit is a senior level educational forum. It will focus on the technical capabilities and innovations that are increasingly allowing for microgrids to serve as an effective conduit for increased penetration of renewables and DERS into the grid.
    Equally, the Summit will also develop the strategic business models and use cases while discussing the current regulatory landscape. Click here to lean more.

  • Mon
    08
    Oct
    2018
    Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018
    San Diego, CA

    The Homer Energy conference is a forum for industry leaders and policymakers in this emerging market to come together and share successes, technologies, financial models, and develop goals and policy objectives to drive the industry forward.

    There are two days of conference activities with a focus on solving practical challenges through real-world examples. There is also an optional third day of hands-on training with the HOMER Grid and HOMER Pro software platforms for those looking to model microgrid projects, develop demand management strategies, and get training on Homer Energy's software.  Click here to learn more.

  • Mon
    29
    Oct
    2018
    Wed
    31
    Oct
    2018
    Balitimore, MD

    Microgrid 2.0: Advancing Industry Growth explores emerging technologies and innovative policies. The conference creates opportunities to connect with microgrid industry leaders advancing a new path forward for microgrids.

    This conference is hosted by the Microgrid Resource Coalition and the International District Energy Association, a leading advocacy organization for district energy and Combined Heat and Power (CHP). Click here to learn more about this event.

  • Tue
    06
    Nov
    2018
    8:00 amPasadena Convention Center in California

    The 8th edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, November 6, 2018 at the Pasadena Convention Center in California, focuses on microgrid advances, case studies and applications in North America. The emphasis is on maximizing the effective use of renewable and distributed energy resources, refining the positive business model for a range of microgrid deployments, and sharing real-world case studies in both grid-tied and off-grid/remote environments. The event will focus on:

    • Microgrids for enhancing grid resiliency, energy sustainability, and cost savings
    • Refining the role and business model for grid-tied microgrids
    • Energy storage advances for microgrid applications
    • Solar + storage scenarios behind the meter
    • Project financing and investor perspectives
    • Determining the correct technology mix for hybrid energy systems
    • Advanced battery, fuel cell, and flow battery technologies
    • Microgrid power control, management, and integration
    • Integrating distributed renewable energy resources into the grid
    • Effective project evaluation, implementation, and management
    • Regulatory and public policy advances
    • Standards and interoperability issues
    • Market drivers and opportunities within the North America market
    • and more

    Register here.

  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018
    1:00 pmPenn State at The Navy Yard 4960 South 12th Street Building 661 Philadelphia, PA 19112

    In celebration of Ameresco’s new Philadelphia office, and our continued commitment to evolving microgrid business initiatives, we are hosting a networking event.

    Register here.

    AGENDA

    Workshop Series: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM in the Symposium

    Session 1: Energy Horizons Program Introduction by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (PA DCED)
    Session 2: The Philadelphia Navy Yard Microgrid – What Comes Next?
    Session 3: PA DCED’s POWER-funded Coal Plant Repurposing Playbook

    Tour: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM 

    An insider’s tour of the internationally acclaimed Navy Yard Smart Grid, NOC and Ameresco’s 8 MW natural gas peaker plant.

    Reception: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM in the Atrium

    Members of the media will be invited to join us for a brief presentation.

    SPEAKERS & INVITED GUESTS

    Emily Schapira, Executive Director, Philadelphia Energy Authority
    Harold Epps, Philadelphia Commerce Director, City of Philadelphia
    Denise Brinley, Senior Energy Advisory, Pennsylvania DCED
    Michael Bakas, Executive Vice President Distributed Energy Systems, Ameresco
    Will Agate, Vice President Microgrid Services, Ameresco

  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018
    8:30 amPenn State at The Navy Yard Building 661, 4960 S. 12th St., Philadelphia, PA 19112

    8:30 a.m. — Registration and Continental Breakfast

    9:00 a.m. — Program Begins:

    Panel #1 – Microgrid Sites (Navy Yard, Reading, Quakertown)

    o How Understanding Energy Use Patterns Can Inform Interconnected Grid, Smart-Grid and Microgrid Operations

    o National Renewable Energy Lab's (NREL) microgrid facilities capabilities

    Panelists:  James Freihaut, Professor of Architectural Engineering, Penn State - Kevin Wright, Co-founder and President, ProtoGen - Rudy Terry, Director of Smart Grid Operations, The Philadelphia Navy Yard (invited)  - Phil Gonski, Project Manager, Burns Engineering, Inc

    Panel #2 – Systems Integration

    o NSF Engineering Research Center Collaboration and Discussion

    o Meeting Wrap-Up and Next Steps

    Panelists: Karl Zimmerman, President and CEO, Energy IQ - Len Wenger, TDX Global Solutions, Senior Director Business Development - Bob Kirslis, Eaton - Bill Kramer, Energy Systems Integration Facility, NREL

    12:45 p.m. — Conclude; Boxed Lunches Provided

    Register here.

  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2018
    8:00 amGrand Hyatt - San Francisco

    ACORE’s Renewable Energy Grid Forum (November 8, 2018 – San Francisco) will convene senior renewable energy executives, storage and technology experts, system operators, financiers and corporate purchasers to maximize the use and integration of renewable energy in our nation’s power markets.

    The conference will assess and advance efforts to promote a modernized grid that values flexibility, competition, reliability and resilience, as the U.S. increasingly fuels its economic growth with renewable power. Speakers will provide the latest insights on wholesale and retail power markets, enabling technologies, market and policy signals to attract investment in grid modernization and more. To register for the conference, please click here.

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018
    7:00 amHyatt Regency Long Beach 200 South Pine Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802

    The second edition of the yearly event, dedicated to a technology with the potential to significantly impact the future of the energy in America.

    A one-day symposium designed to educate America’s energy consumers on the merits, logistics and potential cost savings of Combined Heat and Power (CHP), a method of electricity generation that produces useful heat from otherwise wasted thermal energy.

    Organized by Cogeneration Channel, Cogeneration Day USA is an event for all those involved in increasing energy efficiency, decreasing energy costs, ensuring more reliable energy in industrial, commercial, healthcare, utility, engineering companies as-well-as policy makers.

    Register for this event here.

  • Wed
    14
    Nov
    2018
    Fri
    16
    Nov
    2018
    MCCORMICK PLACE - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

     

    Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose.

    For a free pass courtesy of Green World Alliance click here: https://greenworldalliance.org/portfolio-items/greenbuild-2018-special-offer/

     

  • Wed
    14
    Nov
    2018
    Fri
    16
    Nov
    2018
    8:00 amMCCORMICK PLACE | CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

    Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose.

    For a free pass courtesy of Green World Alliance click here: https://greenworldalliance.org/portfolio-items/greenbuild-2018-special-offer/