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ACI’s West Coast Conference on Microgrids

Date: 29th August 2018 - 30th August 2018 Location: Phoenix - Arizona - 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.


29th August 2018
30th August 2018
Event Category:


Sofia Zutautas – Content
312 780 0700
Angela Hamilton – Marketing
414 221 1700
Angela Hamilton – Sales
414 221 1700


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

Craig Boice
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

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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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