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.

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018

    Alban CAT Power Systems Tour: Is Microgrid Right For Your Facilities Now?

    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

    Microgrid 2018

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

     

    Greenbuild is a perfect opportunity to meet with green building colleagues, network with leading industry professionals and learn from international representatives from around the world. Each year, Greenbuild and its host committee develops a robust roster of events to complement the conference and expo.

     

    Register today!