Bringing it Home II: Community Microgrids of the Future

Sept. 20, 2021
Learn about exciting community microgrid projects in the US as experts share insights about how to develop and operate community microgrids.

From smart neighborhood blocks to social-minded tribal communities, here’s a look at how to develop and operate community microgrids, and use them as tools to promote community ideals, education and quality of life.

In this video, you’ll hear from Kate Ringness about SmartBlock’s EcoBlock project in Oakland, California. From Todd Rath and Marshall Worth, you’ll also learn about Alabama Power and PowerSecure’s smart neighborhood, Reynold’s Landing. Finally, Michelle Moore shares more about Groundswell’s efforts around developing solar powered community microgrid projects.

Elisa Wood, Editor-in-chief of Microgrid Knowledge moderates this panel discussion.

Featured speakers include:

Kate Ringness, Co-Founder and Managing Director, SmartBlock

Michelle Moore, CEO, Groundswell

Todd Rath, Reynolds Landing, Director of Marketing Services, Alabama Power, Southern Co.

Marshall Worth, Senior Product Engineer, PowerSecure

This video was recorded during Microgrid 2020 Global, a virtual gathering of microgrid leaders, advocates, and thinkers from seven continents. Held in November of 2020, the editors at Microgrid Knowledge gathered the industry at a pivotal event designed to set a goal for microgrid growth over the next decade. Although this was previously recorded, you’ll find many of the examples and insights are timeless in their strategic value.

The three-day event featured over 90 speakers and 27 educational sessions. Designed by the editors of Microgrid Knowledge, the one-of-a-kind event covered news and trends in microgrid market development, technology, business models, financing and policy. Topics covered during the event include how microgrids can make or save you money, residential microgrids, and solutions to microgrid engineering and technical challenges.

Microgrid Knowledge produces the world’s largest microgrid events. Because we’re an independent third party, you can be sure that the information you’ll receive will capture a broad industry perspective. Look for more great premium video content from Microgrid Knowledge, ​​the largest site in the world dedicated to all things microgrid.