Microgrid 2018: Creating Markets and Models for the Greater Good offers an opportunity to discuss, shape and capture opportunities in the dynamic microgrid arena.
We welcome conference participants to submit presentation ideas that achieve one of the following goals:
Please consider structuring your proposal in a problem/solution format. Preference will be given to topics that will elicit group discussion.
The conference will focus on four content pillars:
Resilience: Microgrid innovations and technology that help customers avoid or recover quickly from power outages caused by storms, cyber attacks or other disruptions
Regulation: Government rules and policies that impede microgrid development and those that bolster its progress. These may include rules related to the environment, technology, operations, competition, consumers, retail and wholesale markets, and other relevant areas.
Relationship: Partnership synergies, the utility role, competitive playing fields, government-industry alliances, customer and other stakeholder interactions. Ways to improve relationships to foster quickest and broadest adoption of microgrids
Economics: Private and public funding, incentives, utility models, Green Banks, microgrid-as-a-service and other financing models. Examination of revenue streams, efficiency savings, stacked benefits and microgrid values (eg. value of resiliency). Analysis of societal costs of power outages and savings from microgrids.
In framing your proposal, please consider that 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.
The Microgrid 2018 content committee will notify selected speakers* on February 15, 2018. Look for updates about the Call for Participants in the Microgrid Knowledge newsletter.
*Note: Speakers must register for the conference by March 9 to retain their place on the agenda.