Microgrids: Commercialization, Lessons Learned and the Next Generation Microgrid

August 2-3, 2016


AGENDA

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:40 a.m. :: Welcome Remarks

8:40 - 9:30 a.m. :: Keynote Presentation

Michael Pesin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. :: The Philadelphia Navy Yard Microgrid – a Commercial Microgrid Demonstrating What It Takes to SucceedMicrogrids are quickly becoming one of the most transformative business and technological solution sets in the electric distribution field. While the electric distribution field has historically been dominated by publicly regulated utilities for over the last 100 years, the new microgrid business model is rapidly opening the door to a much broader base of businesses and has the potential to address many of society’s concerns with solutions around power reliability and worsening climate change. The Philadelphia Navy Yard microgrid project is one of the largest and most comprehensively based commercial microgrid in the United States, and it is actually underway, as opposed to under plan.

Williams J. Agate, Jr. LEED AP, PIDC, Senior Vice President, Navy Yard Energy Operations and Initiatives

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. :: Networking Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. :: Improving Feeder Reliability through Microgrids, Distributed Energy Resources and Energy StorageOncor has invested in a multi-stage approach to prepare for microgrids, distributed energy resources and energy storage on feeders across its service territory. In this presentation you will learn about the approach, insights and the lessons learned as Oncor pushes back the unknowns and works to find solutions to the integration and safe/reliable operation of emerging technology on electrical feeders.

David Treichler, Director Business Development and Financial Modeling, Oncor

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. :: Ensuring Security of Power Supply – The Longmeadow Case StudyThe Longmeadow Business Estate in Johannesburg South Africa uses microgrid technology to improve the reliability and stability of their power supply for their 96,000 sqm manufacturing facility. Discover how a PV/diesel microgrid with a battery-based system maximized their solar contribution, gave them the ability to island from the grid in the case of an outage, and reduced their CO2 emissions over 1000 tons/year.

Nathan Adams, General Manager, North American Microgrids, ABB

1:45 - 2:30 p.m. :: The Brooklyn Microgrid: Developing a Community Microgrid and Creating a Distributed Energy Economy

Lawrence Orsini, Founder/Principal, LO3 Energy

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. :: Networking Break

3:00 - 3:45 p.m. :: Commercialization of the MicrogridThe concept of the commercialization of microgrids is one that is starting to stand out as a critical unknown for some project stakeholders. This Presentation will give a high-level understanding of the components involved in commercial microgrids and what steps should be taken to understand them. This presentation 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.

David J. Smith, Director of Energy Services, Burns Engineering, Inc.

3:45 - 5:00 p.m. :: A Commercial Microgrid Stakeholder's Panel DiscussionThis is a special engaging panel presentation with the major stakeholders of the Philadelphia Navy Yard microgrid that have made this project a reality. Each participant will speak to their individual contributions and the many challenges that had to be overcome. A representative from the following organizations will be sharing their experiences as well as answering questions from attendees:

Williams J. Agate, Jr. LEED AP, PIDC, Senior Vice President, Navy Yard Energy Operations and Initiatives

Jayant Kumar Ph.D., Global Smart Grid Program Director, Alstom

David J. Smith, Director of Energy Services, Burns Engineering, Inc.

Eric J. Stein, Principle Engineer, PECO Energy Company

David Riley Ph.D., Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Scott Baker, Sr. Business Solutions Analyst, PJM Interconnection

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. :: Networking Reception

DAY 2 AGENDA

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. :: Policy and Grid Impacts PanelThe policies shaping microgrid use are still being developed across the country as their impacts on the larger grid are being evaluated from existing installations and forecast while the impact discussions are ongoing or just starting in some parts of the country. Engage in this discussion on those matters from some of the ISO's being impacted and leading microgrid professionals. Panel Moderator:

Jason Valenstein, NY Prize Implementation Lead, Booz Allen

Panelist Speakers:

David M. Egan, Manager, Interconnection Projects, PJM Interconnection - System Planning Division

Rana Mukerji, Senior Vice President, Market Structures, NYISO

Jessica Harrison, Director of Market Research and Development, MISO

Christopher B. Berendt, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. :: Next Generation Microgrid PanelThis session will examine the future of microgrids and the technology that will help make it reality with the development of microgrids from a holistic perspective including types of microgrids being developed. Today’s technical power system stability constraints and other technical challenges, interconnection protocols, protection and control issues, and more will be discussed.

Panel Moderator: Arindam Maitra, Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute

Panelist Speakers:

Nathan Adams, General Manager, North American Microgrids, ABB

Lawrence Orsini, Founder/Principal, LO3 Energy

Nazar Al-Khayat, Lead Microgrid Solution Architect, Siemens

Eliot Assimakopoulos, Business Leader-Government Solutions, GE Digital Energy

11:45 a.m. :: Closing Remarks and Adjournment


WORKSHOP

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

Overview

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.

Learning Outcomes

Agenda

1. The Commercial Drivers Spurring Microgrid Development
2. Common Grid-Integrated Microgrid Hosts
3. Microgrid Business Models
4. Risk Factors
5. Risk Mitigation Strategies
6. Strategies for Success

Workshop Instructors

David J. Smith, Director of Energy Services, Burns Engineering, Inc.

Christopher B. Berendt, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


SPEAKERS

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LOCATION

Hyatt Regency Dulles 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd Herndon, VA 20171 [show_map] 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.
ROOM 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.
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