Agenda

 

Monday, 5/13

1-4 pm

Market & Policy Workshop: A special pre-conference session for microgrid and distributed energy leaders to roll up their sleeves, brainstorm and strategize approaches to microgrid incentives, tariffs and related policies. Check back for more details in the coming weeks. Registration will be limited.

 

Tuesday, 5/14

8-5 pm

Registration

Pacific Ballroom

8-8:30 am

Breakfast

Bayview Ballroom

8:30-1:15 pm

MAINSTAGE PANELS, DISCUSSIONS & DEBATES

8:30-9:15 am

Welcome & Kickoff

  • Elisa Wood, Editor & Chief of Microgrid Knowledge
  • HG Chissell, Master of Ceremonies

Pacific A-C

9:15-9:45 am

Keynote Address

Pacific A-C

9:45-10:45 am

Deal Time/Projects:Why We Won the Contract

Lifting the lid on three microgrid deals, successful developers explain the winning strategies that made customers choose their projects. Panelists offer an inside look at innovative contracting, price arbitrage, demand management, environmental optimization, reliability improvements and other strategies that delivered what the customer wanted — and more. Audience questions encouraged.

Pacific A-C

10:45-11:15 am

Networking Break with Exhibitors

Bayview Ballroom

11:15-12:15 pm

The Great Debate: Should Utilities Own & Operate Microgrids?

Thought leaders on both sides square off to take on one of the most contentious controversies in the microgrid industry. Can there be a meeting of minds?

Pacific A-C

 

12:15-1:15 pm

Choosing What to Champion: What Energy Policies, Rules and Programs Open the Way for More Microgrids?? 

From instituting microgrid tariffs to valuing reliability to brokering a Green New Deal, change is afoot in how energy is governed. What do these policies mean to microgrids? Which should the industry endorse? What should it discourage?

Pacific A-C

1:15-2:15 pm

Networking Lunch

Bayview Ballroom

2:30-5 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:30-3:30 pm

Markets & Models

(Topics to be announced after Call for Presentations closes Jan. 31)

Pacific A-C

2:30-3:30 pm

Policy & Regulation

(Topics to be announced after Call for Presentations closes Jan. 31)

 

 

3:30-4 pm

Networking Break

Bayview Ballroom

4-5 pm

Markets & Models

(Topics to be announced after Call for Presentations closes Jan. 31)

Pacific A-C

4-5 pm

Policy & Regulation

(Topics to be announced after Call for Presentations closes Jan. 31)

Pacific D

5-6:30 pm

Networking Reception

Bayview Ballroom and Terrace

9:30-11:30 pm

Microgrids After Dark Party

 

Wednesday, 5/15

8 to 5 pm

Registration

Pacific Ballroom

8:30-1:30 pm

MAINSTAGE PANELS, DISCUSSIONS & DEBATES

Pacific A-C

8:45-9:15 pm

Welcome and Overview

Kevin Normandeau, Microgrid Knowledge Publisher

9:15-10:15 am

Deal Time/Financing: Why We Won the Contract

Financiers and developers describe innovations in financing they’ve employed to bring a microgrid project to fruition. This educational panel offers practical advice  for businesses, communities and institutions that want to install a microgrid but are unsure how to fund it. Successful financing deals will be featured. Audience questions encouraged.

Pacific A-C

10:15-10:30 am

Networking Break with Exhibitors

Bayview Ballroom

10:30-11:30 am

What Kind of Microgrid is Right for My Operation?

From minigrid to nanogrid to virtual power plant, the constellation of microgrid technologies is expanding. This highly interactive panel discussion looks at energy problems submitted in advance by customers and discusses best distributed energy solutions with input from audience members.

Pacific A-C

11:30-12:30 pm

Beyond Islanding: The Well-Connected Microgrid

Electric reliability is a key microgrid benefit. But increasingly advanced microgrids also offer value by leveraging their connection to the utility grid — selling energy, capacity and services back to the grid, arbitraging prices, managing renewable attributes and participating in demand response. An expert panel explains how businesses, institutions and communities can benefit from a well-connected grid.

Pacific A-C

12:30-1:30 pm

Networking Lunch

Bayview Ballroom

1:30-5 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1:30-2:30 pm

Microgrids for the Greater Good

Award & Project Presentations

Pacific A-C

1:30-2:30 pm

Special Session for Electrical Contractors

Pacific D

2:30-3 pm

Networking Break with Exhibitors

Bayview Ballroom

3-4 pm

Finance & Economics

(Topics to be announced after Call for Presentations closes Jan. 31)

Pacific A-C

3-4 pm

Technology & Engineering

(Topics to be announced after Call for Presentations closes Jan. 31)

Pacific D

 

4-5 pm

Finance & Economics

(Topics to be announced after Call for Presentations closes Jan. 31)

Pacific A-C

4-5 pm

Technology & Engineering

(Topics to be announced after Call for Presentations closes Jan. 31)

Pacific D

5-6 pm

Networking Reception

Bayview Ballroom and Terrace

 

Thursday, 5/16

8am-noon

Tour 1: University of San Diego Microgrid

8 am-noon

Tour 2: Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar Microgrid (For Homeland Security reasons US Citizenship required for this tour)

This Agenda is Subject to Change

A Look Inside the Evolving Microgrid Industry

 

microgrid 2019 agenda

Featuring the industry’s top thinkers, innovators and change-makers, Microgrid 2019: Shaping the New Electric Grid will explore microgrids, nanogrids, non-wires alternatives, community aggregations, and other forms of distributed energy remaking the power industry.

Designed by the editors of Microgrid Knowledge, the two-day event will bring out the latest news and trends in market development, technology, business models, financing and policy.

microgrid 2019 agenda

Gain a rare look at the evolving industry through lively keynote talks, engaging panel discussions, and in-depth case studies and presentations.

Take note if you are an energy customer exploring these new technologies for your operation. Special sessions will be held for commercial and industrial operations, utilities, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, data centers, colleges and universities, real estate developments, institutions, and government and military.

microgrid 2019

And a third, bonus day — May 16 — will offer tours of some of the world’s most advanced microgrids, all located in the San Diego area.

We will release the full agenda following the January 31 close of our Microgrid 2019 Call for Presentations. We also will announce details about our Microgrid Financing Connection II.

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