The focus is 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. Speakers include Duke Energy, CPS Energy, Pepco Holdings, EDF Renewable Energy, NY ISO, Public Service Commission - District of Columbia, and many more.
The microgrid market opportunity in the U.S. is projected to double from $836 million in 2016 to $1.66 billion in 2020, according to GTM Research.* The drivers behind this include the need for greater grid reliability and resiliency, the integration and control of distributed energy resources into the grid, as well as the desire by commercial and industrial end users to control energy costs and adopt more on-site renewable energy generation.
The 4th Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, May 16-17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (http://www.microgridinnovation.com) brings together key thought leaders, utilities, energy providers, and other stakeholders to examine the latest technology developments and lessons learned in the design, implementation and operation of hybrid renewable energy microgrids.
"This will be a tremendous opportunity to interact directly with companies at the cutting-edge of microgrid deployment," says Daniel Coran, editor of the Smart Grid Observer and program manager of the Forum. "Top utilities will be speaking who are pushing the envelope in terms of leveraging microgrids for grid resiliency, service flexibility, and DER integration."
This 4th edition of the Forum will zero in 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.
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