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ACI’s West Coast Conference on Microgrids

Date: 29th August 2018 - 30th August 2018 Location: Spokane - Washington - USA
ACI’s West Coast Conference on Microgrids • Capitalizing on Microgrids for Improved System Energy Efficiency & Reliability

Microgrids are getting a lot of attention, not just to support national security, but also to provide more resilient power supply at other types of facilities, and to allow for increased penetration of renewables. Agricultural complexes, academic campuses, health care centers, military bases, and even corporate grounds are exploring microgrid options to secure continuous reliability and quality of power supply. This has spurred creation of new technologies and control mechanisms that allow these systems to operate in a grid-connected mode and also independently for extended periods of time. They also support the modernization of older infrastructures and the containment of costs.

Why Attend This Conference
  • This industry is highly fractured with implementers and customers alike struggling to find repeatable business models that make financial sense
  • While each implementation is unique due to the variety of legacy equipment and brownfield resources, the process to develop a successful microgrid is highly repeatable

This conference series has been very informative and popular, following the success of last year’s conferences in Sonoma, California and Boston, Massachusetts. This is the second year that ACI is producing two Microgrid conferences, with our other conference for 2018 taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Details

Start:
29th August 2018
End:
30th August 2018
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Contact

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Sofia Zutautas – Content
Phone:
312 780 0700
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Joyce Gagliano – Sponsorship
Phone:
414 221 1700
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Elvin Boateng – Marketing
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414 221 1700
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Elvin Boateng – Sales
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Venue

Spokane, WA United States + Google Map

Through a series of presentations, sessions, and panel discussions, this event will cover some of the major current concerns of the industry.

  • Microgrid design and implementation
  • Advocating for off-grid, remote, and island microgrid
  • Feasibility issues: project financing and investor perspectives
  • Current trends and future revenue opportunities with microgrids
  • Pros and cons of a privately funded microgrid
  • Sustainability and Security through increased use of microgrids
  • Bridging the Gap between past infrastructure and future smart grid
  • Considering alternative technologies and innovative thoughts
  • Determining the correct technology mix for hybrid energy systems
  • Microgrids powered by alternative sources
  • Microgrid power control, management, and integration
  • Regulatory and public policy advances
  • Standards and interoperability issues
  • Community Planning for resilience
  • Market drivers and opportunities worldwide

Bruce N. Anderson
Chairman and CEO
247Solar

Craig Boice
President
Boice Dunham Group

Larisa Dobriansky*
Chief Business and Regulatory Innovations Officer
General Microgrids

*Indicates that this speaker is also a member of Agenda Committee

This two-day conference will offer excellent opportunities to network with peers: CEOs, CIOs, CSOs, Vice-Presidents, Directors, Senior Managers, and other senior level professionals such as:

  • Investor-owned, municipal, and co-op utility professionals
  • Utility network planners and engineers
  • Microgrid project owners and developers
  • Alternative energy and power project planners
  • Related software and technology developers
  • Systems integrators
  • Commercial and industrial end users and campus network executives
  • Academic and research professionals pushing the industry forward
  • Regulators and public policy professionals
  • Power Generators
  • Distribution Companies
  • Renewable energy companies
  • Agricultural Enterprises
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Health Care Campuses
  • Education Campuses
  • Jails and other confinements

Key titles include:

  • Strategic planning and performance management professionals
  • Grid or market operators
  • Transmission system operators
  • Usability professionals
  • System integrators and consultants
  • Energy efficiency and conservation coordinators
  • Smart grid technology and software developers
  • Commercial and industrial end users
  • Regulators and public policy makers
  • Investors and financial community leaders
  • Emerging load technologies representatives

247Solar Inc.

247Solar is commercializing a modular, coal-competitive concentrated solar power (CSP) system called 247Solar Plant™ based on two MIT-invented clean energy technologies: an ultra-efficient industrial heat exchanger and an ultra-efficient microturbine. The system is designed to operate 24/7, regardless of weather, at power costs competitive with fossil fuel electricity generation. 247Solar is one of four MIT-related spin-offs launched by Ignite Technology Ventures, an incubator Bruce founded in 2000 to commercialize MIT technologies. Bruce ran for governor of the state of New Hampshire in 1986. In 1990, with US Senator Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day in 1970, he co-founded Earth Day USA to transition the event from a domestic 10-year anniversary celebration to an international annual event. He has served as director of numerous national organizations and companies and was president of the MIT Alumni Club of Boston as well as a Director on the International Board of MIT’s Alumni Association. He was founding co-chair of the New England Clean Energy Council in 2008 and was the 2011 recipient of its Clean Energy Leadership Award. He currently serves as President of the MIT Crew Alumni Association and is a member of the MIT Corporation (board of trustees).

Website: www.247solar.com

Energy Central

Energy Central has been a leading news and information provider for the global power industry for over 20 years. Today we are more than just a news provider, we are an online network bringing together the smartest people in the power industry to learn, share, and connect in a collaborative community environment. Join www.energycentral.com today and be part of a growing community of over 200,000 registered members

Website: www.energycentral.com


Green Energy Times

Green Energy Times (G.E.T.) is a free, mission-based resource paper educating our readers on sustainable living. G.E.T. has a mission to motivate everyone, including businesses, municipalities, communities, organizations, and individuals, to be able to make educated measures to reduce their carbon footprints and to be responsible for our sustainability and energy independence. G.E.T believes the need to accomplish these things is urgent, both to stop climate change and to provide for the health and well-being of both the environment and all people.

Website: www.greenenergytimes.net


NorthAmericanCleanEnergy-Web

North American Clean Energy

North American Clean Energy is a comprehensive magazine serving the growing alternative energy industry. Published six times per year North American Clean Energy is at the front of the renewable energy sector covering new projects research and technologies. Readership comprises of US and Canadian-based industry leaders decision-makers buyers specifiers and other professionals in the alternative energy sector who look for the latest information in a variety of energy related fields.

Website: www.nacleanenergy.com


Navigant

Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.

Website: www.navigant.com

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Tickets

ACI's West Coast Conference on Microgrids - Delegate Pass - Solution Providers$2,500.00All presentations plus pre-conference workshops, networking receptions, food and drink, any potential supplementary event such as a tour, and the documentation pack.
ACI's West Coast Conference on Microgrids - Delegate Pass - End Users, Consultants, Power Management Companies$1,995.00All presentations plus pre-conference workshops, networking receptions, food and drink, any potential supplementary event such as a tour, and the documentation pack.
ACI's West Coast Conference on Microgrids - Delegate Pass - Government, Academic, and Non-Profit$1,595.00All presentations plus pre-conference workshops, networking receptions, food and drink, any potential supplementary event such as a tour, and the documentation pack.
ACI's West Coast Conference on Microgrids - Documentation Pack$615.00All conference proceedings including PowerPoint presentations, program agenda, detailed attendee list, sponsor/exhibitor literature and collateral materials, any other premiums or information distributed at conference.
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