Engineering our Way to the Future: Microgrids, Digitalization and Automation

Sept. 6, 2021
Engineering is the heart and soul of the microgrid revolution. This session explores the advances are occurring now in microgrid controls, software & energy storage, and what they foretell about the future of microgrid operations.

Microgrid engineering is the heart and soul of the microgrid revolution. This session explores the advances are occurring now in microgrid controls, software & energy storage, and what they foretell about the future of microgrid operations. We’ll look at why a systems approach to security & technology for microgrids and lifecycle operations is important, and how it might change. We’ll also explore how AI and automation are advancing and how that might influence microgrid offerings and performance.

Alexandra Schwertner of Rockwell Automation shares insights around how the power of the Industrial Internet of Things combined with advanced energy analytics enables innovative and sustainable microgrid solutions for tomorrow. Scott Manson of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories discusses resetting complexity in microgrid controls and protection. Lastly, Kati Sidwall explores de-risking microgrids of the future with hardware-in-the-loop testing.

David Smith, Director of Energy Services for Burns Engineering, moderates this discussion.

Featured speakers include:

Allie Schwertner, Advanced Energy Business Development Manager, Rockwell Automation

Scott Manson, Technology Director, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Kati Sidwall, Simulation Specialist, Sales and Marketing, RTDS Technologies, Inc.

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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