Highly participatory, Microgrid 2018 brings industry leaders together to work on overcoming market and policy barriers and drive the industry forward. We explain why this event comes at a pivotal time in determining the course of the microgrid industry.
Welcome: Elisa Wood, Editor-in-Chief of Microgrid Knowledge and Host of Microgrid 2018
Conference Overview: H.G. Chissell, Master-of-Ceremonies and Founder and CEO of Advanced Energy Group
How to Make the Most of Microgrid 2018: David Chiesa, Senior Director Global Business Development, S&C Electric
Plenary Leadership Panel, Cassatt Ballroom
2017 went from bad to worse for conventional power grids, with three major hurricanes hitting the U.S., wildfires in California, North America’s longest outage in history, and the 11-hour shutdown of the world’s businesses airport. With storms growing fiercer and the cyber threat heightening, 2017 may have been just a pre-warning bell. Here are stories of persistence, adaptation, and innovation. Microgrid developers describe where and how they are bringing resiliency to a world shaken by a series of major power outages.
Moderator: Ken Horne, Director of Navigant’s Global Energy Practice
Insight Interview: Cassatt Ballroom
Innovative business and financial models are emerging that reduce risk for microgrid customers. Part of the growing ‘as-a-service’ trend, they offer a way for customers to secure microgrid reliability without making large capital investments or assuming operational risk. How does ‘as-a-service’ work and is the approach right for your microgrid project?
Elisa Wood, Editor-in-Chief of Microgrid Knowledge interviews:
Breakout Presentation, Cassatt Ballroom
Navigant’s Peter Asmus offers a global snapshot of microgrid development trends, then zeros in on Australia as the current hotspot for smart integration of distributed energy resources. Why Australia? Learn about innovative microgrids, virtual power plants and transactive energy deployments, as well as leading companies looking to export their expertise from down under to the rest of the world.
Breakout Panel, Pollock
Moderator: Colleen Metelitsa, Grid Edge Analyst, GTM Research
Breakout Presentations, Warhol
Moderator: H.G. Chissell, Founder and CEO of Advanced Energy Group
Leadership Workshop, Cassatt Ballroom
Keying on discussions of the day, panelists and audience members will workshop ideas and propose next steps needed to overcome obstacles and drive microgrid adoption. Here’s a chance to ask questions and propose ideas. The goal is to produce a short list of concrete and achievable initiatives for the next year.
Moderator: H.G. Chissell, Founder and CEO, Advanced Energy Group
Microgrid 2018: Market and Models for the Greater Good will take a deep look at the rapidly emerging opportunities in the microgrid market. Designed by the editors of Microgrid Knowledge, the three-day program will offer panels, presentations and workshops with the most up-to-date information to help you:
Our sessions are structured so that you can both gain knowledge and affect change, contributing thought leadership as the industry unfolds strategies, policies and messaging.
You also will have ample opportunity to network with colleagues and potential partners and customers, and tour innovative Chicago-area microgrids.
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