Microgrid Morning Yoga
Sunset Terrace (4th Floor off Pool Deck)
MAINSTAGE PANELS, DISCUSSIONS & DEBATES
Welcome & Kickoff
David Hochschild, Chairman, California Energy Commission (invited)
The Microgrid Wow Factor: Why Customers Said “Yes”
Microgrid developers describe some of their most successful projects and explain features that were particularly attractive to customers — the wow factor. From innovative contracting to unque engineering and design, what was the secret sauce that delivered what the customer wanted and more? Audience questions encouraged.
Moderator: David Chiesa, Senior Director – Global Business Development, Non-Wire Alternatives, S&C Electric
Networking Break with Exhibitors
The Great Debate: Should Utilities in Restructured States Own & Operate Microgrids?
Thought leaders on both sides together explore what’s been a controversial issue before public utility commissions and try to find a meeting of the minds.
Moderator: Elisa Wood, Editor-in-Chief Microgrid Knowledge
Choosing What to Champion: Which Energy Policies, Rules and Programs Open the Way for More Microgrids?
From instituting microgrid tariffs to valuing reliability to brokering a Green New Deal, change is afoot in how energy is governed. What do these policies mean to microgrids? Which should the industry endorse? What should it discourage?
Note: This session includes discussion of results from the pre-conference policy workshop being held Monday. (See agenda May 13.)
Moderator Ken Horne, Director for Smart Grid in the Emerging Technology and Business Strategy, Navigant
Providing Public Benefits for Consumers, Business & Communities with Utility Microgrids
Moderator: Chris Evanich, Manager of Microgrid Business Development, S&C Electric
Technology & Engineering
Building a Better Microgrid with Model-based System Engineering
Moderator: H.G. Chissell, CEO of Advanced Energy Group
How does model-based system engineering — in particular ultra-high-fidelity Hardware in the Loop (HIL) digital twins — significantly de-risk and accelerate projects, eliminate microgrid control integration and interoperability issues, and deliver improved functionality and resilience?
Join Typhoon HIL in a discussion with
Microgrids for the Greater Good
Presented by Elisa Wood, Editor-in-chief, Microgrid Knowledge
Awards & Project Presentations
Technology & Engineering
Special Technical Considerations for Microgrid Design and Operation
Derisking: What are the necesssary evaluations and steps to determine the feasibility of a microgrid?
Moderated by David Jones, Manager, ICF Consulting
Interactive Leadership Session
Harnessing Forces: Solving the Day’s Big Question to Shape the New Grid
Keying on discussions of the day, panelists and audience members will discuss ideas and propose next steps needed to overcome obstacles and drive microgrid adoption. Here’s a chance to ask questions and propose ideas.
Moderator, H.G. Chissell, CEO of Advanced Energy Group
Bayview Ballroom and Terrace
Featuring the industry’s top thinkers, innovators and change-makers, Microgrid 2019: Shaping the New Electric Grid will explore microgrids, nanogrids, non-wires alternatives, community aggregations, and other forms of distributed energy remaking the power industry.
Designed by the editors of Microgrid Knowledge, the two-day event will bring out the latest news and trends in market development, technology, business models, financing and policy.
Join us for pre-conference workshop, May 13: “Tariffs, Tax Incentives, RECs or Something Else? What’s the Way Forward for Microgrids?”
On May 14, gain a rare look at the evolving industry through lively keynote talks, engaging panel discussions, and in-depth case studies and presentations.
Take note if you are an energy customer exploring these new technologies for your operation. Special sessions will be held May 15 for commercial and industrial operations, utilities, hospitals, colleges and universities, real estate developments, institutions, and government and military.
A third, bonus day — May 16 — will offer tours of some of the world’s most advanced microgrids, all located in the San Diego area.
If you’re a project developer or customer seeking financing for your microgrid project, consider participating in Microgrid Financing Connection II.
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