Happening Now: The Microgrid Conference 2024 Call for Speakers is Open

Oct. 2, 2023
Microgrid, minigrid and nanogrid movements unite. Our categories include customer education, digital optimization and controls, financing, regulatory, marketing, generation and fuels, project development, operations and maintenance and systems engineering

Iron sharpens iron. Microgrid sharpens microgrid.

A new take on the Proverb, perhaps, but bringing the best of an industry together is something that makes everyone better going forward. That is our intention for Microgrid 2024 happening April 22-24 in Baltimore, Maryland at the Marriott Waterfront.

Our Call for Speakers deadline is Friday, Oct. 6. We are seeking sessions around all facets of the microgrid, minigrid and nanogrid movements. Our categories are focused around customer education, digital optimization and controls, financing, regulatory, marketing, generation and fuels, project development, operations and maintenance and systems engineering and integration.

Within those larger groups are nearly countless opportunities to talk about the latest and greatest in microgrid’s growth within the power delivery sector. How can AI help deployment? How will the role of CHP in campus on-site power evolve? How can developers navigate interconnection pathways? And so much more. Check out our call for more details. You might even have an idea we haven’t thought of yet. Let us know.

Microgrid Knowledge’s Conference 2024 is a great place to hear about exciting and cutting-edge projects, technologies and lessons learned on the road to commissioning. It’s a fun time to network and catch up with friends from across in the industry.

We want to hear about your projects that are helping to merge energy sustainability and resiliency across the commercial, industrial, military, healthcare and other mission-critical facilities. If you are a facilities, sustainability or building energy manager, we’d love to hear from you.

Our advisory board, which is made up of dozens of industry leaders, will help us decide what makes the cut to present at Microgrid Knowledge 2024 in Baltimore. We will give special consideration to those sessions which have end-use customers as co-presenters, so get them involved in telling the story.

Microgrid Knowledge 2024 should be an inspiring and fun time in the area near where a young Francis Scott Key watched the Battle of Fort McHenry and composed the Star-Spangled Banner. The Marriott Waterfront offers incredible views and yet ample space to gather and talk up the past, present and future of grid decentralization. It’s close to the National Aquarium, Federal Hill and the Fort McHenry National Monument.

Click here to access the Call for Speakers. Our deadline is Oct. 6 so don’t wait. And bring the end user along to help tell these incredible stories.

About the Author

Rod Walton, Managing Editor | Managing Editor

For Microgrid Knowledge editorial inquiries, please contact Managing Editor Rod Walton at [email protected].

I’ve spent the last 15 years covering the energy industry as a newspaper and trade journalist. I was an energy writer and business editor at the Tulsa World before moving to business-to-business media at PennWell Publishing, which later became Clarion Events, where I covered the electric power industry. I joined Endeavor Business Media in November 2021 to help launch EnergyTech, one of the company’s newest media brands. I joined Microgrid Knowledge in July 2023. 

I earned my Bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. My career stops include the Moore American, Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, Wagoner Tribune and Tulsa World, all in Oklahoma . I have been married to Laura for the past 33-plus years and we have four children and one adorable granddaughter. We want the energy transition to make their lives better in the future. 

Microgrid Knowledge and EnergyTech are focused on the mission critical and large-scale energy users and their sustainability and resiliency goals. These include the commercial and industrial sectors, as well as the military, universities, data centers and microgrids. The C&I sectors together account for close to 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

Many large-scale energy users such as Fortune 500 companies, and mission-critical users such as military bases, universities, healthcare facilities, public safety and data centers, shifting their energy priorities to reach net-zero carbon goals within the coming decades. These include plans for renewable energy power purchase agreements, but also on-site resiliency projects such as microgrids, combined heat and power, rooftop solar, energy storage, digitalization and building efficiency upgrades.

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