Microgrid 2021 Agenda



11 to 12 pm

Microgrids as Reliability Heroes

Learn about real-world microgrids that kept the power flowing during wildfires, storms, grid malfunctions and other disasters — and what it meant to the businesses, institutions and communities they serve. (Webinar/Case studies)

Moderator: Tim Echols, Commissioner, Georgia Public Service Commission


  • Allan Schurr, Chief Commercial Officer, Enchanted Rock, “Microgrids as Heroes During the Black Swan Texas Freeze of 2021”
  • John Griffiths, Principal, CONTECH-CA, “Powering through a PSPS in California: San Benito Community Clinic”
  • James DiLiberto, Director – CEO – Principal Electrical Engineer, AZZO, “Protecting Food Supply in South Australia with a Solar Plus Storage Microgrid”

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12 to 1 pm

Network with Microgrid Solutions Experts

Customize your agenda, check out the Microgrid Resources Library or visit our exhibitor hall where you can meet 1 on 1 with more than 35 microgrid solutions experts.

12:15 to 12:45 pm

Virtual Microgrid Tour: Mission Critical Microgrid

Learn how the Defense Logistics Agency Energy and the United States Air Force are implementing an energy security and resiliency infrastructure project at Joint Base San Antonio in Texas. Join us for a virtual tour of a base that implemented energy efficiency and reliability upgrades, then leveraged these comprehensive energy savings to build an innovative microgrid and distributed generation architecture to provide energy assurance in support of mission critical operations. This project integrates on-site renewable energy generation, battery energy storage, microgrid technologies and more to allow for a seamless transition to backup power in order to maintain operation of critical loads.

Moderator: Kevin Normandeau, Publisher, Microgrid Knowledge


  • Joe Vitella, P.E., Senior Manager – Engineering, Federal Solutions, Ameresco
  • Lance Tushim, Construction Project Manager, Ameresco
  • Thomas Fawcett, Project Engineer, Ameresco

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1 to 2 pm

Why the Electric Grid is No Longer Enough

From wildfires to digital dependence, a range of natural and societal changes requires electric reliability beyond what the grid alone can offer. Power outages are becoming more and more expensive. What does reliance on the grid cost your operation — and how can you get the cost down? (Panel discussion)

Moderator:  Elisa Wood, Editor-in-Chief, Microgrid Knowledge


  • Mark Feasel, President, Smart Grid, North America, Schneider Electric
  • Shawn Bennett, Senior Advisor, Air Force Office of Assurance
  • Joe Gammie, Business Development Engineer, PowerSecure
  • Mick Wasco, Utilities and Energy Management, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Watch the video here.

All Times are EST

A virtual gathering to educate those who are exploring microgrids, Microgrid 2021 offers lively discussion panels, webinars, interviews with experts, live audience Q&A sessions, networking and exhibits. The event is designed for energy decision-makers at businesses, government agencies, institutions, municipalities and communities — or for anyone interested in learning about microgrids from the top experts and leaders in the industry. The event goes live on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, May 11-June 3.

Each week explores a key microgrid benefit:

  • Week 1: Electric Reliability
  • Week 2: Economical Energy
  • Week 3: Sustainability
  • Week 4: Greater Good/Future Impact

In March/April, we will release a detailed agenda with speakers’ names and presentations.

All times are Eastern (New York Time)

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