General Registration Opens for Microgrid Knowledge Conference “NY and Beyond” May 19 in Manhattan

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Microgrid leaders will gather in Manhattan May 19 for a Microgrid Knowledge conference designed to shape and propel the industry based on strategies emerging in New York, an epicenter of the microgrid industry.

General registration is now open for “New York and Beyond: Advancing Microgrids Nationally with Lessons Learned in New York,” which will bring together microgrid teams, utility leaders, policymakers and investors that are laying the groundwork for this new and vibrant industry.


Home of the NY Prize, a $40 million microgrid competition, New York has become one of the fastest growing community microgrid markets in the world. Major energy and infrastructure companies have arrived in the state. They are investigating opportunities, gathering partners and launching new microgrid projects.

Microgrid Knowledge, the leader in microgrid news and information, will bring together these teams, along with utility leaders, policymakers and investors for lively discussion, debate and networking.

This first-of-its-kind microgrid conference is designed to move industry discussion beyond “What is a microgrid?” to “How do we advance microgrids?” As such, it will feature speakers and panelists carefully selected by the Microgrid Knowledge team for their deep market and policy understanding.

The “NY and Beyond” microgrid conference will be structured to help industry insiders gain new insight and new business as the microgrid industry moves toward becoming an expected $20 billion market by 2020.

Featured speakers will include such industry notables as Richard Kauffman, chairman of energy and finance for New York State, who is leading New York’s ground-breaking energy policy revolution, Reforming the Energy Vision (REV).

Sessions will offer practical, how-to strategies, such as best ways to win communities, institutions, and businesses over to microgrids. Other panels will focus on partnering with utilities, developing microgrid teams, financing microgrids, and creating the ideal regulatory model for microgrids.

Panelists and speakers also will delve into such topics as:

  • Wall Street’s ready: How to unlock capital for microgrid financing
  • Overcoming the 50-state regulation hurdle
  • Mimicking solar’s success: Would a tax incentive work for microgrids?
  • Monetizing resiliency: What are the options?
  • How smart utilities employ microgrids
  • Communities and large customers speak: How to work with us
  • Strengthening retail and wholesale revenue streams for microgrids
  • ISOs, RTOs and making wholesale markets more microgrid-friendly
  • Microgrid development costs: How battery and generation costs are changing the cost curve
  • What FERC, NERC and the DOE can bring to microgrids
  • How can other states replicate NY Prize successes?

To learn more about this microgrid conference, see the agenda, registration and venue information now available on  Microgrid Conference Channel. For sponsorship information contact

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About Elisa Wood

Elisa Wood is the chief editor of She has been writing about energy for more than three decades for top industry publications. Her work also has been picked up by CNN, the New York Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal Online and the Washington Post.