Microgrid 2017 Continues to Grow, Secures Top Tier Speakers

July 14, 2017
Microgrid 2017 continues to grow with 60 speakers, in-depth workshops, on-stage interviews, lively panel discussions and extensive networking opportunities planned for the Nov. 6-8 event.

Microgrid 2017 continues to grow with 60 panelists and speakers, in-depth workshops, on-stage interviews, lively discussions and extensive networking opportunities planned for the Nov. 6-8 event.

“We will leverage our Boston location to showcase multiple mission-critical microgrids providing services to world-class companies and institutions while answering these questions:  How do you optimize efficiency?  What is your islanding strategy? What was the business case for deployment and how do you interact with the local utility?” said Robert Thornton, president & CEO of the International District Energy Association, which is co-hosting the event with Microgrid Knowledge and the Microgrid Resources Coalition.

Register for Microgrid 2017, Nov. 6-8 in Boston

Exhibit space is already sold out for the event, and a waiting list has been established. Registration also has been brisk in recent weeks.

“Interest in microgrids is growing. We see new players entering the arena and established companies expanding their scope,” said Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief of Microgrid Knowledge. “But the industry is still young and has a lot of work to do, especially when it comes to educating regulators, policymakers and elected officials. Microgrid 2017 will be a venue for industry leaders to strategize the way forward.”

At Microgrid 2017:

  • See some of the best microgrids, first-hand, in action, through guided tours of Boston-area microgrids that serve a medical center, university, pharmaceutical company and corporate headquarters.
  • Gain insight from world-class companies and institutions with operating microgrids. Panelists will answer such questions as: How do you optimize efficiency? What is your islanding strategy? What was the business case for deployment, and how do you interact with the local utility?
  • Find out how states are ushering in the microgrid era with grid modernization reforms. See the path ahead – including its bumps, curves and fast tracks — as described by a plenary panel of regulatory leaders. Discover how the microgrid community can inform, advise and support appropriate regulatory change.
  • Learn about market trends from some the largest energy infrastructure and technology companies, as Microgrid Knowledge interviews their key executives on stage. Which technologies will thrive? What business models will take hold? Who will lead, what partners will they choose, and how can you be among them?

To register or view the agenda, go to Microgrid2017. A limited number of discounted rooms are available at the Boston Park Plaza.

For sponsorship information, contact Kevin Normandeau, [email protected], (508) 259-8570.

About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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