Microgrids are a fundamental tool in enabling today’s grid modernization by addressing growing demand, distributed generation, and environmental pressures among other challenges. Microgrids offer new technology and service choices for customers and can be designed and operated to meet the needs of specific customers in contrast to the utility grid, which is designed to deliver a generic service to all customers. They allow communities to tap into local energy resources to achieve many benefits, such as better resilience, greater use of local renewable energy, and retaining dollars in the local economy, while reducing exposure to threats such as storms and terrorism. Accordingly, microgrids can help mitigate grid disturbances by maintaining energy supplies for critical facilities and services.
This budding industry is filled with complexity and uncertainty causing some industry players and stakeholders to use a wait-and-see approach while others are leading this growing market. This conference will bring together some of those industry leading professionals to share their experiences, the next generation of microgrids, and discussions on the commercialization of microgrids.
Discuss the state of microgrids and their future from the U.S. Department of Energy
Engage in a discussion on the future of microgrids and the technology that will help make it reality
Review the details of the Navy Yard project and how it is functioning as a commercial microgrid.
Discuss how Oncor is improving feeder reliability with microgrids
Review a case study on the benefit of securing the power supply with a microgrid
Review the Brooklyn Microgrid project and how it is allowing a community to have more options in their use of renewable energy through blockchain technology
Engage in a discussion with the stakeholders involved with a commercial microgrid
Engage in a discussion on the policies shaping microgrid use and how they are impacting the larger grid
List some of the components and complexities to working commercial microgrids
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this conference.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. :: Welcome Remarks
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Networking Break
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. :: Networking Reception
DAY 2 AGENDA
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break
11:45 a.m. :: Closing Remarks and Adjournment
POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
COMMERCIALIZING MICROGRIDS – BUSINESS MODELS, RISK FACTORS AND STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
August 3, 2016
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration
1:00 – 4:30 p.m. :: Workshop Timing
This budding industry has many unknowns and while many of those are being discussed and figured out as projects develop, the concept of the commercialization of microgrids is one that is starting to stand out as a critical unknown for some stakeholders.
This workshop will dive into the topic of commercializing microgrids through a comprehensive overview of microgrids through the drivers, business models, risk factors and strategies for successful commercial microgrids.
Review the drivers initiating commercial microgrids
List the typical locations and settings for microgrids
Explain the different business models for microgrids
Describe the various risk factors for microgrids
Review the strategies for mitigating risk
List the components to successful microgrid strategies
David J. Smith, Director of Energy Services, Burns Engineering, Inc.
Christopher B. Berendt, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Nathan Adams, General Manager - North American Microgrids, ABB
William Agate, VP, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp.
Nazar Al-Khayat, Lead Microgrid Solution Architect, Siemens
Eliot Assimakopoulos, Business Leader - Government Solutions, GE Digital Energy
Scott Baker, Sr. Business Solutions Analyst Applied Innovation, PJM Interconnection
Christopher Berendt, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
David Egan, Manager, Interconnection Projects, PJM Interconnection LLC
Rao Konidena, President, Rakon Energy LLC
Jayant Kumar, Director of Smart Grid Products, Alstom
Lawrence Orsini, Founder/Principal, LO3 Energy
Dave Riley, , Pennsylvania State University
Merrill Smith, , US Department of Energy
David Smith, Director of Energy Services, The Burns Group
Eric Stein, , PECO
David Treichler, Director of Business Development and Financial Modeling, Oncor
Jason Valenstein, NY Prize Implementation Lead, Booz Allen
Hyatt Regency Dulles
2300 Dulles Corner Blvd
Herndon, VA 20171
To reserve your room, please call 1-703-713-1234 or book your room online.
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.
The room rate is $149.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.
ROOM BLOCK DATES:
A room block has been reserved for the nights of August 1 – 2, 2016.
RATE AVAILABLE UNTIL:
Make your reservations prior to July 25, 2016. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.