Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney will open Microgrid 2022: Microgrids as Climate Heroes on June 1, the first day of a two-day event expected to draw hundreds of energy leaders and innovators to Philadelphia.
Kenney, who was sworn into office on Jan. 4, 2016, as the 99th mayor of Philadelphia, has become known for championing anti-poverty initiatives, advancing racial justice and driving an equitable economic recovery from the pandemic.
“We’re incredibly excited about Mayor Kenney’s participation in Microgrid 2022. His city is a national microgrid leader as the home of the Navy Yard, a thriving commercial center that acts as a microgrid and contains within it smaller microgrids,” said Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief of Microgrid Knowledge. “This is one of the reasons we chose Philadelphia for the event — and it is central to the vibrant corridor of microgrids developing in the US Northeast and mid-Atlantic.”
The largest annual gathering of microgrid leaders, the conference will be held June 1-2 and will feature the kind of thought-provoking and lively content that audiences associate with Microgrid Knowledge, the event host. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of panel discussions, presentations, on-stage interviews, workshops and virtual microgrid tours.
Each morning, main stage speakers will provide insight into the megatrends surrounding microgrids, including the role microgrids will play in rebuilding US infrastructure and the influence of macroeconomic trends on electric grid transformation.
The afternoon sessions will drill down into the subject matter with presentations of microgrid case studies and discussions that focus on microgrid engineering, technology, business models, innovation, financing and markets.
Microgrid 2022 also offers a unique opportunity to:
- Make new connections within the microgrid community.
- Re-establish relationships with existing partners.
- Meet microgrid leaders and innovators.
- Explore a trade show floor with the latest in distributed energy technologies.
- Connect with prospects interested in microgrid adoption.
In addition, the event features a special preconference workshop May 31 on government policy and regulation hosted by Think Microgrid, a policy and education division of Microgrid Knowledge.
See registration details on the Microgrid 2022 website.