Toast to Texas: The Microgrid 2025 Conference Page is Up and Running

June 27, 2024
We’re going for even bigger and better next April 15-17 when the 10th MGK Conference happens in Dallas. To paraphrase Texans about their state, it’s going to be a whole other conference.

The 9th annual Microgrid Knowledge Conference was a truly charming event—in our somewhat biased but passionate opinions—when it happened this past April in Baltimore at the Marriott Waterfront.

We connected with nearly 500 attendees from all over America and multiple nations, as well as dozens of companies in the microgrid sector. We learned new things from old friends, made new friends and enjoyed beautiful views along the Inner Harbor.

Read Highlights of MGK 2024 in Baltimore

How to top that? We’re going for even bigger and better next April when the 10th MGK Conference happens in Dallas. To paraphrase Texans about their state, it’s going to be a whole other conference.

Our 2025 Microgrid Knowledge Conference page is now up and running, offering the basic introduction to the event planned for April 15-17 in Dallas at the Sheraton.

The MGK editorial team featuring Managing Editor Rod Walton and Senior Editor Breanna Sandridge, will be joined by our expert team of volunteer advisory board members representing all parts of the microgrid industry, as well as the cross-sector contributions of MGK parent Endeavor Business Media.

Our page is pretty basic right now but registration opens soon. It's still too early to announce any content, but we’re also open to your ideas. Our call for sessions will begin in a few months, but feel welcome to reach out to me by email or LinkedIn.

As managing editor, I want Microgrid Conference 2025 to cover all the ground possible in the mission-critical on-site power industry. Generators, software, renewables, energy storage, virtual power plants, efficiency, and future possibilities like hydrogen and nuclear as they all interconnect with the needs of  market end users like data centers, universities, military bases and, of course, the ever fascinating artificial intelligence growth.

Yes, we’re in the dog days of summer, but all of us at MGK have cat-like reflexes and aim for real intelligence when it comes to covering the microgrid and aggregated distributed energy resources. Let’s get small together and make the energy world bigger and more diverse in the process.

Check out our Microgrid Conference 2025 page where updates will be coming soon. Once again, Microgrid Knowledge’s 10th annual event will be April 15-17 in Dallas.

Sponsors, exhbitors and participants in Microgrid Knowledge 2024 include Spirae, PXiSE Energy Solutions, Cummins, Schneider Electric, PowerSecure, Ameresco, New Sun Road, UL Solutions, Cummins, Pacific Gas & Electric, Duke Energy, the U.S. Department of Energy, Maryland Energy Administration, Baltimore Gas & Electric, DC Byte, Cobb EMC, Georgia Power, POWER Engineers, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Concord Engineering, Gallaudet University, St. Thomas University (Minnesota), Arup, Think Microgrid, Wood Mackenzie, Prologis Mobility and Rolls-Royce, among others. 

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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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