Monday, 6/1

12:45 pm EDT

Welcome and Overview

Elisa Wood

Editor-in-Chief, Microgrid Knowledge

1 pm EDT

Issue of the Day

The Value of Microgrids During Societal Disruption

History tells us that disasters tend to spur new interest in microgrids and reliable energy. COVID-19 is no different, given the strain it has placed on hospitals, data centers and delivery systems. On top of that, society faces new economic pressures, making the sophisticated energy cost management offered by microgrids even more important. What role can microgrids play in the recovery?

Presentations and Discussion

Moderator: Elisa Wood (Microgrid Knowledge) Editor-in-Chief

  • Mark Feasel (Schneider Electric) President, Smart Grid
  • Erik Svanholm (S&C Electric) Vice President of Non-Wires Alternatives
  • Ravi Pradhan (Siemens Digital Grid) Vice President of Technical Solutions


2 pm EDT

Healthcare & Microgrids: Ensuring Power When the Value of Resiliency is Immeasurable

Presentations and Discussion

Moderator: Kevin Normandeau (Microgrid Knowledge) Publisher

  • Ben Parvey (BlueSky Power) CEO: Research Findings: The Economic Value of Energy Resilience in Healthcare
  • Phil Fischer (NEC) Sales Director: Brigham & Women’s Hospital Case Study: Saving Money and Ensuring Power with Energy Storage
  • Asim Hussain (Bloom Energy) VP of Commercial Strategy and Customer Experience: Rapid Deploy Microgrids –  A solution in the face of unexpected power challenges


3 pm EDT

Will COVID-19 Impact Microgrid Policy Progress? 

From smart city programs to state incentives to federal infrastructure proposals, government entities are exploring changes that lend themselves to microgrid development. Will economic fallout from COVID-19 hasten or delay these programs? What’s next?

Presentations and Discussion

Moderator: Matt Roberts (Microgrid Knowledge) Director of Strategic Development

  • Jason Burwen (Energy Storage Association) Vice President of Policy
  • Richard Stuebi (Future Energy Advisors) President
  • Joseph Sullivan (Concord Engineering) Vice President Energy Policy and Development


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4 pm EDT

Microgrids in an Election Year


Moderator: Matt Roberts (Microgrid Knowledge) Director of Strategic Development

Vince Breglio, a pollster to US presidents and Congressional candidates, details results of his survey for the Civil Society Institute that explores how US voters think about microgrids.

  • Vince Breglio (Breglio and Associates) Pollster
  • Andrea Camp (Civil Society Institute) Senior Project Manager


To see the ‘Agenda at a Glance’ – Click Here

Microgrid Knowledge virtual conference


Join us June 1-3, 2020 for “Microgrids as a Recovery Tool During Social and Economic Disruption,” an online gathering of the industry’s top thinkers, innovators and change-makers, who will explore the crucial role of microgrids at this point in history. Never before has reliable, clean and cost-effective electricity been so important, which is why businesses, communities, utilities, governments and institutions are turning to microgrids for their energy supply. Hear stories from those on the front lines of the microgrid revolution. Gain insight into the latest trends, technologies and opportunities through informative presentations and lively discussion. Learn about real world microgrids, why they were built and how they are giving rise to the new prosumer.

Designed by the editors of Microgrid Knowledge, the three-day event offers:

    • June 1: The Health, Economic and Environmental Influences Giving Rise to Microgrids
    • June 2: Who Microgrids Serve: From Business to Education to the Clean Energy Revolution
    • June 3: How Microgrids Reduce Costs, Cut Carbon and Ensure Power Supply in Tough Times & Places.

Register here beginning April 13 for the Microgrid Knowledge Virtual Conference, free of charge June 1-3.

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