Sunday, February 28, 2016

Event - Microgrid Markets Summit East

Infocast’s Microgrid Markets Summit East, March 16 – 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. Leading Utilities discuss microgrid adoption, integration and the grid of the future.

Erik Limpaecher, Assistant Group Leader, MIT Lincoln Laboratory will perform a demonstration of real-time microgrid controller operations in conjunction with the networking reception on March 17th. This interactive demonstration of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Power System Testbed for Microgrid Controllers will show commercial microgrid controllers operating actual genset and battery controllers in real-time on a simulated 10 MW microgrid. This testbed is supported by the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Reliability and was developed in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate.

Regulators and ISOs discuss policies and rule makings to drive microgrid deployment The United States Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), Northeast States, and utilities are the primary drivers behind a projected $26 billion (B)/5.9 gigawatts (GW) annual microgrid market. The DoD is establishing a network of microgrids at over 40 military bases, and are investigating the deployment of mobile microgrids at its 600+ forward operating bases. Extreme weather events in the Northeast are driving State government and Utility microgrid investments for enhanced grid resiliency. The DOE is partnering with a number of states, with New Jersey’s 50 MW TransitGrid as an example. New Jersey is also investing $25M in energy resiliency. New York and Massachusetts have allocated $40M each for storm-resilient projects, while New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) and Prize calls for additional microgrid investments. Connecticut is expected to announce a third microgrid RFP, and Maryland is following suit with its Resiliency through Microgrids Task Force.

However, each market has its own unique requirements and drivers that must be met by carefully chosen microgrid technologies and system configurations. And microgrids projects, including retrofits, are proving to require greater investment than previously recognized. Providers must tailor their approaches to the wants and needs of customers in order to effectively position themselves to market their technologies, products and services and capitalize on the next generation of microgrid projects.

This event will provide a platform for military, government and utility policy makers and procurement managers to share business and technical wants, needs and requirements for new microgrid projects with renewable energy developers, energy services companies, system integrators, EPCs, energy storage companies, microgrid enabling technology companies and financiers. Now entering its 8th edition, the summit will be the optimum forum to hear from and network with senior-level DoD, DOE, State & Utility microgrid decision makers and customers.

This event is co-occuring with the 6th Defense of Renewables Summit. Those who register for both events will get 25 percent off the second event.

Click here for more information or to register.

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