The ninth edition of Microgrid Global Innovation Forum – North America organized by the Smart Grid Observer will be held in Washington, D.C. from March 18 through 20.
Key thought leaders, energy providers, among other stakeholders, will come together at the ninth edition of the conference to examine the latest technology developments, topics relating to design, implementation and operation of hybrid renewable energy microgrids.
“As in previous years, this is a tremendous opportunity to interact directly with companies at the cutting-edge of microgrid deployment. Top industry experts will be speaking who are pushing the envelope in terms of leveraging microgrids for grid resiliency, service flexibility, and DER integration,” said Daniel Coran, program manager for the conference.
The Forum will focus on “refining the value proposition and business case for microgrids in North America, integration with the larger grid, and case studies of grid-tied and off-grid projects and pilots to date,” according to the press release.
Coran believes that North America is a key market for microgrid growth. He stated the industry practitioners will share real world lessons and discuss strategies to be adopted for future in this market.
Speakers attending the conference include Peter Asmus, Research Director – Microgrids, Navigant Research; Dr. Liuxi Zhang, Manager of Emerging Technologies – Commonwealth Edison; Michael F. McGhee, Executive Director – U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives; Lee Ragsdale, Senior Vice President – Grid Infrastructure and Compliance, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives; Joseph T. Sullivan, Vice President – Energy Policy & Development, Concord Engineering, and Jonathan Stewart, Industry Director – Utility Products and Systems Division, NEMA, among other figures in the industry.
The event will take place in Constitution Hall at American University in Washington, D.C. Visit www.microgridinnovation.com/Washington/register.htm to register for the D.C. conference.