Is Local Energy the Key to Energy Equity?

July 15, 2022
In this video, industry leaders from Bowman Consulting Group, AECOM and Eaton explore the topic of energy equity and the role local energy can play. 

In this video, industry leaders explore the topic of energy equity and the role local energy can play.

First, Michael Ginsburg of Bowman Consulting Group looks at how low to moderate income communities face a multitude of barriers to clean energy microgrids, from access to financing to split incentives between owners and tenants. Ginsberg presents lessons learned from a California Energy Commission project in Oakland, CA called EcoBlock, which is creating a model for a block-scale community microgrid with rooftop solar, battery storage, EVs and energy & water-efficient retrofits.

Dana Al-Qadi of AECOM Technical Services will outlines how microgrids will advance community equity and resilience.

Puerto Rico continues to recover from its 2017 grid collapse from Hurricane Maria and other natural disasters that followed. Greta Foster from Eaton provides an overview of the Puerto Rico microgrid projects currently in development including key business drivers and expected outcomes.

This session is moderated by Jayant Kumar, Chief Business Officer, PT&D Digital Solutions, Larsen & Toubro. Includes a question and answer session recorded during the live event.

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This video was recorded during Microgrid 2022: Microgrids as Climate Heroes. The two-day event was designed to bring together industry leaders, visionaries, and those curious about microgrids. Held in June of 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the editors at Microgrid Knowledge gathered microgrid leaders for two days of interactive sessions designed to help innovators, developers, utilities, and technology and engineering firms exploring the microgrid space.

The event featured more than 100 speakers across thirty sessions. Panel discussions covered big picture ideas around macro economic influences on the microgrid market, how microgrids can be a building block of US infrastructure and climate goals, why microgrids are becoming important to military missions and the challenges with supporting an electrified economy. The event also included multiple breakout sessions where panelists presented real-world case studies. Each session allowed audience members to ask questions of the panelists.

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