Agenda

10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Registrations Opens - Exeter Foyer
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Exhibitor Setup Opens - Grand Ballroom B
Pre-Conference Workshops (separate registration required)
1:00 PM to 5:10 PM
Workshop 1: Business Models & Financing for Microgrid Deployment - Georgian Room

Moderator: Baird Brown, Drinker Biddle & Reath

1:00 pm – 1:40 pm Microgrid Implementation Models & Inverting the Microgrid Risk PropositionJoe Sullivan, Concord Engineering

1:40 pm – 2:40 pm
Financing, De-Risking, and Investing in Microgrids Panel Discussion –
Coleman Adams, Crescendo Power
Soam Goel, Anbaric
Sudipta Lahiri, DNV GL
John Murray, Delta Energy & Environment
Clark Wiedetz, Siemens

2:40 pm – 3:10 pm
Case Study of Microgrids in New York and Costa Rica – Doug Staker, Demand Energy Networks

3:10 pm – 3:40 pm Coffee & Refreshment Break, Sponsored by Crescendo Power

3:40 pm – 4:10 pm So You Want To Be Your Own Utility? – Chilkoot Ward, University of Alaska Fairbanks

4:10 pm – 4:40 pm Microgrids Bring Certainty to Healthcare – Steve Pullins & Brian Levite, Hitachi America  

4:40 pm – 5:10 pm Case Study of an Automated Power Distribution System Serving a Medical Center Campus – Stephen Bowman, Wiley Wilson

Workshop 2: Cities Powered by Microgrids - Getting from Concept to Implementation - Arlington/Berkeley/Clarendon, Sponsored by S&C Electric

Moderator: Chris Evanich, S&C Electric

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Getting To “Microgrid–Ready”
What does it take to put together a well-performing Microgrids

Technical Considerations – Michael Higginson, S&C Electric

Stakeholder Engagement for Success and PEER as a Tool for Microgrid Performance – Stephanie Pine, IPERC

2:30 pm – 3:10 pm Cities and Microgrids Panel Discussion –
Galen Nelson, MassCEC
Brad Swing, City of Boston
Michael Higginson, S&C Electric
Stephanie Pine, IPERC

3:10 pm – 3:40 pm Coffee & Refreshment Break

3:40 pm – 4:10 pm Amtrak NYC and Transit Oriented Microgrids – Michelle Isenhouer Hanlin, Booz Allen Hamilton

4:10 pm – 4:40 pm Political, Financial and Technical Considerations of a Municipal Multi-User Microgrid – Douglas Nordham, Arup North America

4:40 pm – 5:10 pm Working with Utilities: How to Make the Microgrid/Utility Relationship Work for Everyone – Peter Falcier, GI Energy

5:10 pm – 6:30 pm
Conference Opening Welcome Reception with Business Partner Exhibitors - Grand Ballroom B, Sponsored by BOND and GE
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Participate and hear from prominent microgrid owners/operators/developers, state regulators and government agencies, utility industry leaders and technology innovators on the rapid industry growth underway.

  • Hear about a new integrated grid modeling project to assess and value distributed energy resources
  • Discuss optimization strategies with current microgrid operators
  • Discover emerging distributed energy technologies and financial models
  • Help shape the microgrid industry policy agenda

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