Electrifying and Microgridding Transportation Systems: A Natural Pairing

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In this video, we look at the natural convergence between microgrids, energy storage, electric vehicles, especially in transit hubs with fleets of vehicles charge on a regular schedule.

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In this video, we look at the natural convergence between microgrids, energy storage, and electric vehicles, especially in transit hubs with fleets of vehicles charge on a regular schedule. As these vehicles charge, the batteries can be used as a reliable resource to support both microgrids and the utility grid. Steve Pullins of AlphaStruxure explores transformational microgrids at major US transit hubs. Mike Walton of Burns Engineering explores why airports are ideal locations for resilient microgrids. Lastly, Kevin Self of Schneider Electric looks at where and how electrification will drive microgrid development. 

The moderator for this session is David Jones, manager, energy markets and distributed resources for ICF.

Featured speakers include:

Steve Pullins

Steve Pullins, Chief Technology Officer, AlphaStruxure

Mike Walton, Director, Burns Engineering

Kevin Self, SVP Strategy, Business Development & Government Relations, Schneider Electric

This video was recorded during Microgrids as a Recovery Tool During Social and Economic Disruption, a three-day virtual conference held in June of 2020. The conference featured opportunities for businesses, institutions, communities, and homeowners to learn how microgrids aid society during periods of disruption – from pandemics to storms to economic downturns. The conference also featured a number of real world examples that showed microgrids in action. Although this was previously recorded, you’ll find many of the examples and insights are timeless in their strategic value.

With more than 50 speakers and 15 different sessions, the event covered three key areas:

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

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