Date: Wednesday 26 February 2014 - Friday 28 February 2014

Location: Hartford, CT

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A three-day conference highlighting next generation Microgrids, offering a pre-conference tour of The University of Connecticut Center for Clean Energy Engineering and The Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation for all registered participants, taking place Wednesday, February 26th, 2014. Space on the tour is strictly limited, so please RSVP Brittany Bales at no later than Friday, February 14th, 2014.

Prior to the tour, participants are encouraged to attend a panel discussion on the University of Connecticut Microgrid Project. This will be held in the Hilton Grand Ballroom West at 12:45-1:45 PM. Immediately following the tour there will be a Networking Reception held in the Ethan Allen room from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Below are important details regarding the tour:

  • All transportation is provided
  • Please meet in the main lobby of the Hilton Hartford no later than 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
  • The tour will take place from 3:00-5:00 PM at the University of Connecticut campus
  • The bus will return participants to the Hilton Hartford promptly following the tour
  • The pre-conference tour is free of charge for all Next Generation Microgrids conference participants

For more information on the facilities being toured, please visit:

Topics include:

This conference will highlight the following topics:

  • Microgrid development for strategic energy objectives such as developing storage capacity, increasing energy efficiency, and using new tools for demand management and prioritizing loads
  • Microgrids as a key aspect of large-scale renewable energy development in creating diversity of resources through interconnection with the macro grid
  • The increased focus on microgrids in the wake of national disasters to eliminate damaged and disrupted power delivery networks
  • New markets and monetization strategies for energy storage, demand response, and other grid services
  • Businesses, utilities, investors and policymakers enabling the reshaping of the electric grid – turning it from a one-way conduit for distributing power into a decentralized, intelligent network for improving energy reliability and efficiency across businesses, homes and communities
  • Resiliency-focused microgrids’ connection to the utility grid providing new opportunities for system optimization and cost reduction
  • Microgrids in remote locations and developing countries focusing on distributed and diverse power generation, designed to remain self-sufficient in order to cater to areas where traditional transmission via electric utility macrogrid is not viable
  • Leading-edge technologies such as power electronics, advanced control and communication, and distributed generation from renewable resources, as well as new ways to efficiently store electricity, are making it possible to develop new highly reliable and efficient microgrids
  • Microgrid development, in convergence with smart grid technology, serving digital demand management is making it possible to juggle power generated from variable renewable sources like solar and wind, natural gas generation, stored energy and the grid to distribute power and other forms of energy through a local network
  • High dividends from microgrid program development as peak demand is reliably managed by way of increases in the renewable component in power generation
  • Campus/Institutional microgrids serving educational campuses, residential communities, government buildings, and research organizations leading the market ahead of defense and military, commercial, and others, all of which are projected significant growth within the next decade with a boost from funding by the U.S. Department of Energy
  • Providing reliable and secure power and driving major growth through microgrid adoption

Who Will Attend

This conference is researched and designed for:

  • Microgrid project owners and developers
  • Commercial & industrial end users and campus network executives
  • Investor-owned, municipal, and co-op utility professionals
  • Academic and research professionals pushing the industry forward
  • Management and technology consultants
  • Financial sector players focused on the microgrid opportunity
  • Software developers, technology providers, and system integrator players


  • Project developers and owners
  • HOMER software users
  • Network planners and utility professionals
  • Campus network managers
  • Military strategists
  • Hardware and software vendors
  • Investment and financial analysts


  • Smart Grid and Smart Meter Directors and Project Managers
  • Transmission and Distribution Managers
  • Metering, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, and Distribution Automation Managers
  • IT Directors
  • Customer R&D Managers
  • Demand Response
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Load Control
  • Gas & Transmission Managers
  • Power Delivery Systems
  • Power Supply
  • Process Improvement Directors/Managers
  • Energy Conservation Directors
  • Modern Grid Initiative
  • Technology Strategists
  • Smart Connect Managers
  • Energy Managers/Energy Directors
  • Customer Service Directors/Managers

For Venue Information and Reservations

Hilton Hartford Hotel
315 Trumbull St.
Hartford, CT
Phone: 860-728-5151

To make your reservation, please call the central reservation line at 1-800-HILTON.

When making your reservation, please identify yourself as part of the ACI Group and have your credit card information available.

For Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Jessica Loch
Phone: 414-221-1700 Ext: 120
Fax: 414-221-1900 

For Marketing Opportunities

Contact Ashley Henderson
Phone: 414-221-1700 Ext. 142 
Fax: 414-221-1900 

Register Today!

Contact Ashley Henderson
Phone: 414-221-1700 Ext. 142 
Fax: 414-221-1900 

Conference Co-Sponsors
Luncheon Sponsor
Reception Sponsors
Break Sponsors
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