A three-day conference on capitalizing on Microgrids for improved system energy efficiency, reliability and providing enabling technologies for grid independence.
Conference members will tour Milbank’s Robert F. Waldrop Center for Research and Development in Kansas City, MO. The 6,000 square foot site houses the company’s UL Testing and Research & Development labs, as well as the training and technology center. The highlight of the tour will include an interactive presentation of Milbank’s state of the art smart technology for managing microgrids – SynapSuite. Milbank will also feature case studies of the patented technology in action with real time data and results. SynapSuite starts by connecting each generation source of a microgrid, including solar, wind, fuel cell, generators, batteries and more. SynapSuite then enters a learning phase, in which it monitors and analyzes usage patterns and available energy input. Finally, SynapSuite uses predictive analytics to distribute energy and reduce loads to optimize use and intelligently manage energy for consistent, low-cost power.
Learn how Milbank integrated SynapSuite at the Missouri University of Science & Technology Solar Village microgrid, as well has how our technology supports the microgrids at the Global Orphan Project complexes in Haiti.
At Black & Veatch, we have the expertise and resources to deliver your entire microgrid solution. We believe in the technology so much that we installed a microgrid in our Rodman Innovation Pavilion at our World Headquarters in Overland Park, KS. This 30,000-square-foot building features a microturbine, solar PV, geothermal technology, and battery storage.
“The microgrid market is currently moving into full-scale commercialization with the launch of dozens of successful pilot programs globally, decreasing costs of solar photo voltaic (PV), and a relaxing of prohibitions against distributed generation operation during times of grid stress, including the ability to island from the larger utility grid during emergencies.”
– Navigant Research
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Milbank is an international energy management company with products and services that manage power for the residential, commercial, industrial, utility, transportation and microgrid sectors. We provide customers with integrated power solutions including SynapSuite — Milbank’s patented smart technology for managing and optimizing distributed energy and efficiency of microgrid components. Customers have trusted Milbank’s products and services including electric metering systems, enclosed controls, EV charging stations and generators for over 85 years.
For over 100 years, S&C Electric Company has been the trusted provider of medium-voltage switching and protection equipment to commercial, industrial, and military users. Today, S&C is building on our century of innovation to support customers in their pursuit of more reliable, efficient, and economical power systems. Our real world expertise includes self-healing power systems that reduce outage time from minutes to milliseconds, the integration of 150 MWh of battery energy storage, and designing and constructing microgrid systems that ensure reliability and availability.
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”
Martin Energy Group is an industry leader in the designing and manufacturing of complete power generation packages. Resilient CHP Systems, Tri-generation Packages, successful microgrid applications, modular enclosure packages, critical power systems, with island and black-start capabilities. Alternative fuels and dual fuel blending systems are supported by our advanced engine/ generator controls, switchgear, and scada systems. Martin energy group provides a complete “balance of plant” package with service and support. a “flange to flange” solution!
Black & Veatch Corporation is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company with the mission of Building a World of Difference®. By advancing the frontiers of knowledge, we provide our clients with reliable solutions to their most complex challenges, thereby helping improve and sustain the quality of life around the world.
Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch specializes in infrastructure development in energy, water, telecommunications, Federal, management consulting and environmental markets. Solutions are provided from the broad line of service expertise available within Black & Veatch, including conceptual and preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procurement, construction, financial management, asset management, program management, construction management, environmental, security design and consulting, management consulting and infrastructure planning.
Carillion is one of the leading integrated support services companies, with extensive construction capabilities, a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and a sector-leading ability to deliver sustainable solutions.
We employ over 40,000 people worldwide with established businesses in the UK, Canada, the Middle East and North Africa, and annual revenues of more than $7bn. We provide all of the services needed to create and manage places and infrastructure; from project finance, design and construction through to lifetime maintenance, facilities management and energy efficiency. We also provide services to customers in every sector that help to improve the quality of life for millions of people.
Our people and our Values are at the heart of everything we do. They drive our commitment to delivering safe, sustainable and effective solutions for our customers, and creating positive legacies wherever we work. This is how we are working to make tomorrow a better place.
ETAP® is a full spectrum analytical engineering firm specializing in the planning, design, analysis, operation, training, and computer simulation of power systems. With more than 50,000 licenses in over 100 countries, ETAP serves the power system needs from generation to utilization. ETAP employs a research and development team supported by a staff of engineers and scientists who have a combined knowledge of over 500 years experience. ETAP is privileged to have a permanent staff of power system engineers, many of whom have been internationally recognized as experts in their field. ETAP is committed to providing quality solutions for electrical power systems.
Founded in 1882, KCP&L has grown into a trusted energy provider and resource. As an investor-owned regulated electric utility we serve more than 800,000 customers in 47 northwestern Missouri and eastern Kansas counties. Our mission is to provide safe, reliable power and customer? Focused energy solutions through operational excellence, innovation and a diverse, engaged workforce.
FuelCell Energy is a fully-integrated company that designs, manufactures, installs, operates and services stationary fuel cell power plants. With over 4 billion kWh of electricity generated by the company’s plants to date, FuelCell Energy is an experienced industry leader in delivering ultra-clean, efficient and reliable power solutions for on-site, electric grid support, and micro-grid applications. Customers include hospitals, electric utilities, commercial and industrial companies, universities, municipalities, and other entities around the world.
The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies. CABA’s mandate includes providing its members with networking and market research opportunities. CABA also encourages the development of industry standards and protocols, and leads cross-industry initiatives. The organization is supported by an international membership of nearly 300 companies involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation. Public organizations, including utilities and government are also members. The organization was originally founded in 1988 and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013.
Microgrid Knowledge is the largest website and newsletter focused on the $10 Billion microgrid industry. Elisa Wood offers in-depth news and reports on the policies, projects and technologies that impact microgrid installations. Sign up for our free newsletter by clicking here.
Battery Power magazine serves the rapidly expanding market of battery powered products and technology. It covers all aspects of applications and technology development of batteries, power management, charging, testing, monitoring and manufacturing systems, as well as business and market news. Each issue offers technical articles, new product announcements, industry news and application profiles. – See more at: http://www.batterypoweronline.com/main/about/#sthash.GHj7TKf0.dpuf
Energy Insight delivers news, information, and resources from around the world covering renewable energy including solar, wind, biofuel, geothermal, and hydrokinetic, as well as related technologies such as energy storage, alternative fuel vehicles, and smart grids. Resources include a listing of renewable energy conferences and expos, a business directory, and a job board.
HOMER Energy is the world’s leading microgrid modeling Software Company. The HOMER (Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources) microgrid software navigates the complexities of building cost effective and reliable microgrids that combine traditional generated and renewable power, storage and load management. With over 130,000 users in 193 countries, HOMER is the established global leader for microgrids design optimization and feasibility.
Microgrid Media covers the technology, policies, and business model innovations enabling the transition to a clean, distributed, and resilient energy system. Through our partners, Microgrid Media collects data and maps the global progress of microgrids. Get on the map by contacting [email protected].
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its 400-plus member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.
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.
Smart Grid Today’s mission is to deliver daily, unbiased, comprehensive and original reporting on emerging trends, applications and policies driving the modern utility industry — in a signature format our founders have developed over 40 years in the trade news business, featuringhighly concise and easy-to-understand news copy based on trusted reporting,exclusive interviews, informed analysis and strategic insights that our subscribers rely on to succeed every business day.
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Formed in 2009, the USNAP Alliance is responsible for promotion, marketing, and testing and certification for the CEA-2045 Modular Communication Interface (MCI). The MCI allows a wide range of products (from simple on-off devices to distributed generation and storage resources) to communicate with other systems in the home, and with Utility Smart Grid systems. Rather than developing multiple product designs for specific communications architectures, incorporating an MCI into the design allows for hot-swappable modules to handle establishing and mediating communications between the product and other systems. Modules are available for a wide variety of network architectures, and more are in development.