Protecting Communities & Vital Services with Smart Microgrids

Aug. 22, 2021
Learn about the many benefits of having smart microgrids in your community, especially during times of societal disruption.

Learn about the benefits of having smart microgrids in your community. In this video, Arnela Smajlovic of Siemens Digital Grid discusses how a smart microgrid controller quietly averted a big problem for Blue Lake Rancheria during COVID-19. Rick Bolton of Compass Energy explores how to enhances community resilience with microgrid-based fleet charging for transit authorities and municipalities. Lastly, Nathan Adams of ABB Power Grids discusses how quantify resiliency with a microgrid by keeping trucks on the road for delivery.

This session is moderated by Clark Wiedetz, VP of marketing energy as a service, Schneider Electric.

Featured speakers include:

Arnela Smajlovic, Product Manager of Microgrid Energy Management System, Siemens

Rick Bolton, CEO of Compass Energy Platform

Nathan Adams, General Manager, North American Microgrids, ABB Power Grids

This video was recorded during Microgrids as a Recovery Tool During Social and Economic Disruption, a three-day virtual conference held in June of 2020. The conference featured opportunities for businesses, institutions, communities, and homeowners to learn how microgrids aid society during periods of disruption – from pandemics to storms to economic downturns. The conference also featured a number of real world examples that showed microgrids in action. Although this was previously recorded, you’ll find many of the examples and insights are timeless in their strategic value.

With more than 50 speakers and 15 different sessions, the event covered three key areas:

  • The Health, Economic and Environmental Influences Giving Rise to Microgrids
  • Who Microgrids Serve: From Business to Education to the Clean Energy Revolution
  • How Microgrids Reduce Costs, Cut Carbon and Ensure Power Supply in Tough Times & Places

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