Microgrids as Reliability Heroes

Aug. 3, 2021
Hear about some real-world microgrids that were reliability heroes. Executives at Enchanted Rock, CONTECH-CA, and AZZO present three different case studies.

Learn about real-world microgrids that kept the power flowing during wildfires, storms, grid malfunctions and other disasters — and what it meant to the businesses, institutions and communities they serve. In this video, Allan Schurr of Enchanted Rock will discuss how microgrids were reliability heroes during the Black Swan Texas freeze of 2021. John Griffiths of CONTECH-CA shares insights around how the San Benito Community clinic powered through a PSPS in California. Finally, James DeLiberto of AZZO discusses protecting the food supply in south Australia with a solar plus storage microgrid.

The discussion is moderated by Tim Echols, Commissioner of the Georgia Public Service Commission.

Featured speakers include:

Allan Schurr, Chief Commercial Officer, Enchanted Rock

John Griffiths, Principal – ContechCA

James DiLibertto, CEO and Principal Electrical Engineer, AZZO

This video was recorded during Microgrid 2021: The World Awakens to Microgrids, a virtual conference held over four weeks in May and June of 2021. The event featured more than 60 speakers across 20 sessions and was designed to educate sustainability and facility managers, energy decision-makers and others curious about microgrids. The overarching theme of the conference focused on the energy, financial, and sustainability benefits that microgrids can offer facilities — and society as a whole. Although this was previously recorded, you’ll find many of the examples and insights are timeless in their strategic value.

The sessions were designed to provide insight into business models, financing, government incentives and other microgrid funding. They also provide guidance when choosing technology and development partners for your microgrid project.

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