April 27 Webinar: When Renewable Microgrids Make Sense and When They Don’t

April 21, 2021
Microgrid Knowledge will host a live webinar on Tuesday, April 27 at 2 p.m., examining renewable energy microgrids: when they make sense and when they don’t.

Renewable energy microgrids are gaining popularity with industries, institutions, communities and even residential consumers because they provide clean energy, potential cost savings and reliable power. In addition, there are a number of tax incentives available, systems are easily scalable, and they can be built faster and are more environmentally friendly than a traditional power plant — all factors that make them an attractive solution to your power needs.

But renewable energy microgrids can, in some circumstances, be complex and costly, so they may not be the right choice for every situation.

So how do you determine if a renewable energy microgrid makes sense for you?

The 10th Avenue Marine Terminal at the Port of San Diego. Photo by Sherry V Smith/Shutterstock.com

Microgrid Knowledge will host a live webinar on Tuesday, April 27 at 2 p.m., explaining what it takes to produce and supply your own renewable energy off the grid. Click here to register.

The webinar, “Renewable Microgrids: When They Make Sense and When They Don’t,” will feature Michael Robinson, associate director, microgrids at Powerflex, an EDF Renewables company. He leads Powerflex’s microgrid efforts, focusing on resilient storage, solar and electric vehicle charging solutions. Robinson will be joined by Renée Yarmy, energy and sustainability program manager at the Port of San Diego, where she oversees the port’s first microgrid deployment at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal. Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief of Microgrid Knowledge, will act as moderator.

The one-hour webinar will examine:

  • The elements to consider for a renewable microgrid to make sense
  • Some considerations for when a renewable microgrid may not make sense

The webinar will also feature a case study on the Port of San Diego’s renewable energy microgrid.

Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.

Register for “Renewable Microgrids: When They Make Sense and When They Don’t” free of charge. Can’t attend the live event? If you register now you will be notified when you can watch the webinar ‘on demand.’

About the Author

Kathy Hitchens | Special Projects Editor

I work as a writer and special projects editor for Microgrid Knowledge. I have over 30 years of writing experience, working with a variety of companies in the renewable energy, electric vehicle and utility sector, as well as those in the entertainment, education, and financial industries. I have a BFA in Media Arts from the University of Arizona and a MBA from the University of Denver.

Exploring the Potential of Community Microgrids Through Three Innovative Case Studies

April 8, 2024
Community microgrids represent a burgeoning solution to meet the energy needs of localized areas and regions. These microgrids are clusters of interconnected energy resources,...

MGK_VeritoneEmpowerWPCover_2022-08-31_16-07-16

Using AI to Optimize Commercial-Scale Solar and Storage Design

In this white paper, you’ll learn how artificial intelligence can help businesses save money, go green, and reduce uncertainty.