Peer into the Future Today at Microgrid 2020 Global

Nov. 18, 2020
With more than 4,100 participants, Microgrid 2020 Global kicks off its second day with a focus on the future: the evolution of microgrids over the next decade.

With more than 4,100 participants, Microgrid 2020 Global kicks off its second day with a focus on the future: the evolution of microgrids over the next decade.

Today begins with Microgrid Knowledge’s editorial team engaged in a roundtable discussion that takes a deep dive into one of the most transformative movements in energy: electrification. Watch as Matt Roberts, director of strategic growth & government affairs at Microgrid Knowledge, interviews Steven  DeMott, senior manager of strategic planning at Exelon Company PECO, about the drivers and challenges for utilities as they gear up for the new era.

And that’s just the beginning…

  • Think a microgrid for your home is far off in the future? Think again. Attend our two “Bringing it Home” sessions about the innovations already leading to microgrids for households and neighborhoods. Bring your questions!
  • What does the future hold for the macro grid? Will it become a grid of microgrids? Join a lively panel discussion “The Future of Grids, Micro and Macro?” where both sides line up their arguments. 
  • Have questions about what it takes to install and operate a microgrid? Ask questions of your peers at our live “Ask Me Anything” session with representatives from healthcare, education and business on hand to provide information about their microgrid journey.

Also explore the conference’s  extensive exhibit hall and take time to network. (Those who network the most are eligible for Amazon gift cards!)

That’s just a sampling of the content-rich and interactive day ahead. Here is an agenda-in-brief. The full agenda is here.

Yesterday, the first day of Microgrid 2020 Global, featured the announcement of the 2020 Microgrid Greater Good Award. Global Himalayan Expedition was this year’s recipient of the Highest Recognition for a Microgrid Serving the Greater Good.

Held Nov 17-19, the virtual event  brings 75 world-class speakers together for more than 20 different interactive sessions, site tours, and the largest digital networking platform in the industry. 

Learn more about Microgrid 2020 Global and register here.

About the Author

Elisa Wood | Editor-in-Chief

Elisa Wood is an award-winning writer and editor who specializes in the energy industry. She is chief editor and co-founder of Microgrid Knowledge and serves as co-host of the publication’s popular conference series. She also co-founded, where she continues to lead a team of energy writers who produce content for energy companies and advocacy organizations.

She has been writing about energy for more than two decades and is published widely. Her work can be found in prominent energy business journals as well as mainstream publications. She has been quoted by NPR, the Wall Street Journal and other notable media outlets.

“For an especially readable voice in the industry, the most consistent interpreter across these years has been the energy journalist Elisa Wood, whose Microgrid Knowledge (and conference) has aggregated more stories better than any other feed of its time,” wrote Malcolm McCullough, in the book, Downtime on the Microgrid, published by MIT Press in 2020.

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