Main Stage Discussion: Megatrends and Microgrids: Macroeconomic Influences on the Microgrid Market
How will megatrends — such as inflation, rising interest rates and war — affect the economics of microgrids and their financing.
Main Stage/Salon EF
Moderator: Ken Horne, Director of Portfolio Operations, Spring Lane Capital
Main Stage Discussion: Making Microgrids a Building Block of US Infrastructure and Climate Goals
What opportunities does the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure act — and other federal climate and energy programs — create for microgrids? How can you capture them? What role might communities play? And what can we do to ensure that microgrids become a bigger priority for Washington lawmakers and policymakers?
Main Stage/Salon EF
Moderator: Cameron Brooks, Executive Director, Think Microgrid
Breakout Discussion: Microgrids to the Rescue: How a Small Nonprofit Is Changing the Face of Disaster Recovery
From the Texas deep freeze to Hurricane Ida and now the Ukrainian humanitarian crisis, the Footprint Project is there supplying reliable energy through mobile microgrids — and offering a new blueprint for disaster recovery.
Moderator: Matt Roberts, Director of Market Development, Blue Planet Energy
Breakout Presentations: Growing Food, Grapes and Cannabis with Microgrid Power
The war in Ukraine and supply chain issues underscore the need for reliable energy to ensure adequate food production and distribution. Here we look at microgrids getting the job done.
Moderator: Michael Stadler, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Xendee
Francisco Morocz, Co-Founder and General Manager, Heila Technologies
Brent Voelker, Director, Kinsley Energy
Breakout Presentations: But Is a Microgrid Possible for My Community? Veteran Microgridders Show the Way
More and more communities are taking control of their energy with microgrids. What are the steps to success? Learn from projects in Quebec and New Jersey.
Moderator: Joe Sullivan, Vice President, Concord Engineering
Tim McDuffie, Senior Business Development Engineer, Smarter Grid Solutions
Jason Hutchins, Team Leader, Power and Process Systems, CHA Consulting and Adam Zellner, President, Greener by Design
James Naviaux, Director of Global Partnerships & Commercial Strategy, ESS and Joe Sullivan, Head of Sales, PXiSE Energy Solutions
Breakout Presentations: Sustainable Commerce in the Age of the Microgrid
Moderator: Emily LeJeune, Manager – Federal Market, S&C Electric
Clark Wiedetz, Chief Sales Officer, GreenStruxure and Chris Wolfe, Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability, Bimbo Bakeries USA
Jon Erickson, Senior Project Manager, Power Engineers
Breakout Presentations: Travel Insurance: Why Mass Transit Is Coming to Rely on Microgrids
Moderator: Geoff Gunn, Associate Principal/Energy, Arup
Nicole Geneau, Senior Vice President, Development, AlphaStruxure and Michael Yambrach, Capital Projects, Office of Energy and Sustainability – Montgomery County, Maryland
Norm Campbell, Manager of Business Development, Go Electric
Mike Norelli, Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Northeast-Western Energy Systems
Workshop: Achieving Resiliency Alongside Demand Response
Demand response isn’t what it once was … it’s better than it ever was! Now with more flexibility, options, third-party partners, incentives and microgrid technology, there is a demand response program and backup power solution right for you and your utility. Learn how to select the right program and resilient microgrid solution so you won’t get left in the dark.
This session is brought to you by Mesa Solutions
Breakout Discussion: Greening and Microgridding the Mid-Atlantic
The Mid-Atlantic states are among the most active in the nation when it comes to microgrids. Learn about projects underway, policies in the making and opportunities on the horizon.
Moderator: Richard Mroz, Regulatory Affairs Consultant and former President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Workshop: Innovations in Microgrid Resiliency: The Realities of a Grid of Microgrids and Replacing Diesel Generation
This panel discusses the results from two efforts related to the Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program that share the goal of increasing the resilience of microgrid installations. One of the topics considers the algorithms necessary to create “grids of microgrids” when multiple microgrids can be connected through a single feeder. The other focuses on the use of flow batteries as a potential replacement for diesel generator sets, especially as applied to critical infrastructure.
This session is brought to you by S&C Electric
Moderator: Peter Curtiss, Principal Engineer, S&C Electric
Breakout Presentations: Even Smarter Cities: Keeping Critical Services Operating When the Grid Is Down
Moderator: Scott Manson, Principal Engineer, SEL
Michael Boswell, Vice President, Power and Infrastructure, Concord Engineering and Michael Samuel, President, R3M Engineering
Michael Byrnes, COO, Veolia
Microgrid 2022, an in-person gathering, will look at why microgrids are a prime tool in warding off climate disaster. Through lively discussion panels, interviews, presentations and workshops and audience Q&A, the two-day event will focus on how microgrids ward off power outages, lower costs, enhance climate goals, and improve energy equity.
A detailed agenda will be released in the spring. Above is the general framework.
All times are Eastern (New York Time)
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