Would You Like to Speak at Microgrid 2018? Submit Your Proposal Here

Microgrid Knowledge is now accepting proposals from those who would like to speak, present, or participate in a panel discussion at Microgrid 2018, a gathering of microgrid industry leaders and their customers that is planned for May 7-9 in Chicago.

microgrid 2018The Chicago event follows the highly successful Microgrid 2017, which drew more than 450 people, a capacity crowd, to Boston’s Park Plaza for three days in early November. The Boston event was the largest microgrid gathering to date, with nearly triple the audience of Microgrid Knowledge’s first conference, held in New York City last year.

Those who would like to speak, present, or participate in panel discussions at “Microgrid 2018: Markets and Models for the Greater Good” can submit proposals by Jan. 26, 2018.

Reflecting Microgrid Knowledge’s audience, Microgrid 2018 is expected to draw the industry’s top leaders and decision-makers who are shaping the evolving microgrid market.

“Microgrid 2018 is designed as a roll-up-the-sleeves and get-things-done gathering, where the industry will set direction for the next 12 months,” said Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge editor-in-chief and co-host of Microgrid 2018.

Specifically, discussion will center on market opportunities for microgrids and the business models that will drive the industry forward.

The event also will focus on microgrids in the broader societal context and their ability to provide a vital public good — both in remote areas without access to grid power and in developed parts of the world where the grid appears increasingly vulnerable.

“Electricity is a survival tool in modern society that is under threat by severe storms and cyber intrusions,” Wood said.

Microgrid Knowledge welcomes industry thought leaders to submit proposals that achieve one of the following goals:

  • Propel the microgrid market forward
  • Guide new customers
  • Inform policymakers
  • Improve technical, operational and financial understanding within the four content pillars that conference will explore: resilience, regulation, relationship and economics

GTM Research forecasts $12.5 billion in microgrid investments within the U.S. over the next six years. Research by Global Data finds the global microgrid market growing to $23 billion by 2021. Microgrids are part of the larger rise in distributed energy that Navigant Research sees developing into an $182 billion market by 2023.

Microgrid 2018 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, critical mission facility operators, commercial real estate firms, energy service companies, equipment manufacturers, system integrators, control and data specialists, attorneys, financial specialists, innovators and software companies, contractors, builders, architects and planners.

venue for Microgrid 2018

Microgrid 2018 will be held at Lowe’s Chicago O’Hare, a luxury hotel five minutes from the airport

Because of the overwhelming response to Microgrid 2017, Microgrid Knowledge encourages early submission of speaking proposals. The Microgrid 2018 submission deadline is Jan. 26, 2018.

Details about the Microgrid 2018 Call for Speakers can be found here.

For more information about the conference, see Microgrid 2018 . Those interested in sponsoring Microgrid 2018, can contact Kevin Normandeau, publisher of Microgrid Knowledge and conference co-host: kevin@microgridknowledge.com, 508-259-8570. Or download the Microgrid 2018 prospectus.

Microgrid Knowledge will release updates about the conference over the coming weeks. To track news about Microgrid 2018, subscribe to the free Microgrid Knowledge newsletter, which offers original content twice weekly.

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