Microgrid Industry Built on the Burning Platform of the Day: Microgrid 2018

How important to the growth of the microgrid industry are storms and disasters? That was one of the questions panelists addressed at Microgrid 2018, a conference that drew about 400 participants to Chicago. The panelists also identified cost as a barrier to growth, but some offered innovative solutions to cost challenges. Another … [Read more...]

Ameren Microgrid Becomes First to Receive Certification Under New v2 PEER Program

The Ameren microgrid — built in partnership with S&C Electric — has become the first microgrid to achieve certification under the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) updated v2 program. Ameren will be presented with its PEER certification fittingly on Tuesday afternoon at Microgrid 2018 in Chicago. The certification … [Read more...]

Financing Microgrids: Why is it so Important?

In this week’s Industry Perspective, Chris Evanich, manager of microgrids at S&C Electric, explores financing microgrids and the different options available to today's businesses.  It is not uncommon for someone to have a great idea but then hit a funding wall when trying to make the idea a reality. The television show Shark Tank is a … [Read more...]

Look Who’s Coming to Microgrid 2018, May 7-9, Chicago!

Very soon...on May 7...executives from around the world will be in Chicago for Microgrid 2018, which promises to be the game changer microgrid conference of the year. Not only does Microgrid 2018 feature tours of working microgrids in the Chicago area, extensive networking events, and a stellar lineup of speakers, but look who’s coming. Here is … [Read more...]

Microgrid 2018: A Conference Like No Other for Microgrids

Microgrid 2018 is coming up soon. Seats are selling fast for the May 7-9 event in Chicago. We're describing it as a microgrid event like no other yet held. Here's why... What makes Microgrid 2018 unique? First, our agenda is designed to bring together those who want to lead and shape the course of the growing microgrid industry over the … [Read more...]

Who Pays for Utility Microgrids? An Economist Takes on the Challenge

It’s easy to identify microgrid benefits. But figuring out the business model to monetize those benefits is another story, especially when it comes to utility microgrids. The issue is tangled in state regulation, most of it formulated well before resiliency became a societal priority and microgrids came into play. These rules can make it … [Read more...]

Microgrid 2018 Deadline: Hotel Discount Ends April 16

The deadline is fast approaching to take advantage of a hotel discount for Microgrid 2018. The special conference rate ends April 16 -- or before that if the designated room block fills at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel. To be held May 7-9 in Chicago, the highly-anticipated event is expected to draw a capacity audience. The limited number … [Read more...]

Illinois’ Chief Energy Regulator Brien Sheahan to Deliver Microgrid 2018 Keynote

Brien Sheahan, chairman and CEO of the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), will deliver the Microgrid 2018 keynote address, Tuesday, May 8 in Chicago. Sheahan is known for the promotion of innovation and forward-looking regulatory policy in a variety of different industries in Illinois and nationally. In addition to leading the Illinois … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the Chance to Tour Ameren’s Cybersecure Microgrid at Microgrid 2018

Cybersecurity is top of mind for the microgrid industry as it works to create the most resilient and secure energy system possible. With this in mind, Microgrid 2018 organizers are offering an opportunity to tour Ameren’s first-of-its-kind cybersecure microgrid at this years event — to be held in Chicago May 7-9. Register here to attend the … [Read more...]

Microgrid 2018: Discover the Experts Behind Chicago’s Spring Event

You may have already read about Microgrid 2018 — to be held May 7-9 in Chicago — but are you familiar with the experts, organizers and decades of experience behind the event? The conference is hosted by Microgrid Knowledge, the largest microgrid news site on the web. The publication covers the latest news in the microgrid and distributed … [Read more...]