Microgrid 2024 will certainly be uniquely positioned compared to past Microgrid Knowledge Conferences.
For the first time ever, we’ll be in Baltimore on the waterfront, not far from where a captive Francis Scott Key some 210 years ago witnessed the Battle of Fort McHenry and soon composed what became our National Anthem. It's a breaktaking, historical vista.
In modern times, energy-wise, Maryland also is a bastion for expanding microgrids to achieve resiliency, and a perfect spot for the event, and we’ll be there to capture those insights first-hand. We couldn't have timed it better.
Another big change is that Microgrid 2024 will be a true three-day-long conference, running sessions from Monday, April 22 to Wednesday, April 24 at the Marriott Waterfront. We’ll hit the ground running with Monday sessions on university microgrids and how to optimize microgrids for commercial EV charging success, among other content on the kickoff day.
Advocacy group Think Microgrid will hold its annual Summit and likely focus some attention on its state-by-state scorecard evaluating how policies and frameworks to support distributed energy deployments are working out across the U.S.
The list of sessions and speakers is out, and it's dense and informative three days of content. University microgrids, EV charging infrastructure, how to develop a microgrid, how to build a microgrid, utilities and microgrids--you name it, we've micro-ed it.
The hugely trying and lengthy interconnection delays will be in focus at a session on Tuesday, while case studies from microgrid end users such as US Foods, Montgomery County (Maryland) and the data center demand sector will highlight other Microgrid 2024 Conference sessions.
The utility participation this time around is a strong indication of a growing commitment to explore microgrids even within the macro grid context. Among those utilities sending experts to speak at the conference include Exelon, Ameren, Georgia Power, Duke Energy, Pacific Gas & Electric and cooperative Cobb EMC.
Microgrid 2024 will close out atlunchtime Thursday, April 24 with a high-level panel discussing equitable resiliency as a fitting prelude to the annual Greater Good Awards announced at the event’s end.
Check out our link for the conference schedule and also register early to get a $365 discount.