Microgrid California is Sold Out!

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Microgrid California, a one-day educational forum to be held in Foster City, California Oct 5, has reached maximum capacity, and unfortunately cannot accept new registrations.

“We apologize to those who were still hoping to attend Microgrid California. We encourage you to stay tuned. We are well along in planning our next in-person conference, which we will be announcing next week. Details will be provided in the Microgrid Knowledge Newsletter,” said Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief of Microgrid Knowledge.

The Microgrid Knowledge Conference Series offers both virtual and in-person events, designed for those who want to learn about the latest in the fast-growing industry. Begun in 2017, the publication’s events have grown to be the world’s largest gatherings for the microgrid industry.

About Microgrid California

Featuring a series of problem-solving sessions, Microgrid California brings to the stage speakers from colleges, communities, wineries, food production, cities, utilities, community choice aggregations, the military and other fields to discuss their microgrid journeys, including obstacles they faced and solutions they found.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta, a Democrat from California, will keynote the event.  Panetta is author of the bill to boost microgrid adoption, the “Making Imperiled Communities Resistant to Outages with Generation that is Resilient, Islandable and Distributed Act,” or more commonly called the MICROGRID Act.

Highly interactive, the event is designed to attract those seeking microgrids as a way to secure reliable, sustainable and cost-effective energy as California faces what could be years of public safety power shutoffs.

In addition to problem-solving panels and featured speakers, Microgrid California will offer a technology exhibit hall and extensive networking opportunities.

The in-person event will be the first held by Microgrid Knowledge since the start of the pandemic.

Microgrids for businesses and utilities
  • Michael Robinson, director – strategic market development & microgrids at PowerFlex and EDF Renewables.
  • Stacey Ellis, capital projects manager at Domaine Carneros Winery.
  • Angelo Campus, CEO and co-founder of BoxPower.
  • Lindsay Maruncic, senior manager, renewable energy assets at Liberty Utilities.
  • Chris Johnson, CEO of Blue Planet Energy.
  • Scott Laskey, founder of Sandbar Solar & Electric.
Microgrids for agriculture/food industry
  • Brian Brogan, sales director at GreenStruxure.
  • John Larrea, director, governmental affairs at the California League of Food Producers.
  • Rob Fox, vice president of business development at Endurant Energy.
  • Ari Kashani, CEO and founder of Bluehouse Greenhouse.
  • Brian Curtis, CEO of Concentric Power.
  • Dennis Donohue, director, Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology.
Microgrids for education/campuses
  • Sally McGarrahan, associate vice chancellor – Facilities Capital Renewal Program, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Kira Stoll, chief sustainability and carbon solutions officer at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • David Liebman, energy and sustainability specialist at Sonoma County Junior College District.
  • Alok Singhania, partner/business growth at Gridscape.
  • Matthew Kritscher, vice president of student services at Chabot Community College.
  • Tom Poteet, vice president of corporate development at Mesa Solutions.
Microgrids for government, communities and CCAs
  • Michael Coskun, director of business development at S&C Electric.
  • JP Ross, vice president of local development, electrification and innovation, East Bay Community Energy.
  • Candice Yu, business development advisor at Shell.
  • Lindsey Hawes, municipal energy program manager, City of San Diego.
  • Mehdi Ganji, smart city vice president at Willdan.
  • Laurie Sucgang, assistant public works director/city engineer, City of Dublin, California.
Interactive leadership session
  • Eric Dupont, chief commercial officer, PowerSecure.
  • Scott Manson, technology director, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.
  • Erik Svanholm, vice president, non-wires alternatives, S&C Electric.
  • Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief, Microgrid Knowledge

For information about Microgrid Knowledge events, contact Veronica Trotto, [email protected]

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