Microgrid Controller Symposium

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The Microgrid Controller Symposium will bring together microgrid controller developers, energy infrastructure decision makers, utility representatives, as well as state and national energy leaders.

The goal is to introduce the latest developments in microgrid controller technology and standards, demonstrate functionality of existing microgrid controllers, and foster connections between microgrid developers & Massachusetts distribution utilities.

MIT Lincoln Labs (MITLL) is developing a microgrid controller evaluation platform. The platform will allow developers to demonstrate the functionality of their controller during the Symposium.
When: October 1, 2015
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Where: District Hall
75 Northern Ave, Boston
MA, 02210
Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 Coffee, registration, networking

9:00 – 9:05 Welcome – Galen Nelson, Acting Director, Innovation and Industry Support, MassCEC

9:05 to 9:15 Steve Pike, Acting CEO, Mass Clean Energy Center

9:15 – 9:30 Opening Remarks: Overview of Federal Microgrid Research

9:30 – 10:10 Introduction to the Microgrid Controller Hardware-in-the-Loop Demonstration platform – a joint effort of the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Energy

10:10 – 11:10 Panel I – Clean, Community Microgrids & Integration with the Utility Distribution System: Leveraging Microgrid Controllers to Enable Grid Edge Technology and Maximize Ratepayer Value

11:10 – 12:00 Break / Controller Vendor HIL Demonstration #1

12:00 – 12:15 Lunch remarks: U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Energy Resilience

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12:15-1:00 Lunch / Collection of Survey on Microgrid Controller Functional Priorities

1:00 – 1:30 Microgrid Controller Standards

1:30 – 2:20 Break/ Controller Vendor HIL Demonstration #2

2:20 – 2:45 Boston’s Citywide Energy Study: Prioritizing Regional Energy Resilience Investments

2:45 – 2:55 DER-CAM for Microgrid Design

2:55 – 3:45 Break/ Controller Vendor HIL Demonstration #3

3:45 – 4:45 Panel II – Discussion of Attendee Questions: A moderated panel will react to attendee priorities for microgrid controller functionality, surfaced during a lunchtime survey, and address more specific microgrid operational challenges.

4:45 – 5:00 Closing Remarks: Galen Nelson, Director of Market Development, Mass Clean Energy Center

5:00 – 6:00 Controller vendor expo, cash bar, and networking.

For more details on the agenda or to register, click here

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