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5th National Microgrids Conference

Date: 18th January 2017 - 20th January 2017 Location: Sonoma - California - USA

For the First Time on the West Coast: Microgrids West

The microgrid market is predicted to more than double in the next five years, both in terms of installed capacity and annual value. But as grid edge technologies quickly expand, it’s a new wave of cleaner, more agile, and increasingly complex microgrids being developed, and they have the potential to dramatically change the United States power landscape.

Navigant estimates the overall value of the market for remote power systems to be in excess of $10.9 billion today. The market research company’s analysts forecast this will rise nearly 20-fold over the next decade to $196.5 billion

Microgrids being deployed today are more flexible and advanced. Enabled by emerging technologies, value propositions are becoming viable that previously were infeasible or too expensive.  Where will new markets emerge over the next five years?  Which markets are going to explode? What challenges do they face? How much growth will there be with microgrid installations?

Power equipment companies now investing in pilot projects and currently available market opportunities will be well positioned for market leadership as the demand for microgrids increases over time.

Attend this industry event to learn how microgrids provide a real opportunity to improve energy security throughout and to produce energy in a more environmentally friendly way, both by increasing the efficiency of our energy sources and increasing the implementation of renewables.


18th January 2017
20th January 2017
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Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602


Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa
2777 4th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95405 United States

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  • Intelligent Microgrid Solutions to Satisfy Power Demands and Guartantee Energy and Cost Savings
  • Riding the Storm: The Trials and Tribulations of a Privately-Funded Microgrid
  • Regulation in the Microgrid World
  • Microgrids, Switching & Protection: The Integration of Renewables into Microgrids or Energy Storage
  • Model Based Real-Time Power Management – A Key Element of Any Microgrid Program
  • The Design, Control, Testing, and Successful Deployment of an Advanced Microgrid with Pacific Gas & Electric at Native American Reservation in Northern California
  • Green Buildings, Distributed Energy Resources and the Grid
  • The Accidental Microgrid
  • Optimal Microgrid Control Architecture: Centralized, Decentralized, and Distributed Control
  • Proven Strategies and Key Concepts to Develop Successful Microgrid Control Systems
  • Disruption in the Utility Industry and a Future of Distributed Energy Resources
  • Microgrid Market Snapshot: Current Trends and Future Revenue Opportunities
  • Microgrids: Market Forecast and Growth Projections Based on Real-World Experience
  • Battery Backup Systems Powering Microgrids & Changing Lives around the World

This conference is researched and designed for:

  • Microgrid project owners and developers
  • Investor-owned, municipal, and co-op utility professionals
  • Software developers, technology providers and system integrator players
  • Commercial and industrial end users and campus network executives
  • Academic and research professionals pushing the industry forward
  • Management and technology consultants
  • Financial sector players focused on the microgrid opportunity
  • Consultants and system integrators
  • Utility network planners and engineers
  • C&I end users interested in microgrid strategies
  • Solar and wind energy project planners
  • Regulators and public policy professionals
  • Non-governmental development professionals


Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s expertise in science, engineering, and IT, and our systems of systems integration skills are being adapted to provide distribution automation, demand response, enterprise energy management, operations & IT solutions, design-build project management, and advanced measurement and control services. Our customers include corporations, governments, and utilities such as Ameren Missouri, AEP, Con Edison, NYSEG, RG&E, Pepco Holdings Inc., PG&E, SCE, SDG&E, SMUD, Consumers Energy, Northwestern Energy and TVA.

Website: www.lockheedmartin.com



ETAP®  is the global market and technology leader in electrical power system modeling, design, analysis, optimization, control, and automation software. The company has been powering success for 30 years by providing the most comprehensive and widely-used enterprise solution for generation, transmission, distribution, industrial, transportation, and low-voltage power systems. Founded in 1986, ETAP is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, with offices around the world.

Website: www.etap.com


Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

SEL has provided industry-leading performance in products and services, local technical support, a 10-year worldwide warranty and a commitment to making electric power safer, more reliable and more economical. SEL’s microgrid control systems are reliable and secure solutions for maintaining uninterrupted energy delivery. SEL microgrids combine utility grade automation, protection, and control products along with experienced engineers to keep the lights on, enhance system user economics, and facilitate renewable energy integration. Our microgrids are scalable and flexible ensuring that they can be engineered to fit any application.

Website: www.selinc.com/solutions/microgrid-control-systems


Microgrid Knowledge

Supporting Partner

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.

Website: www.microgridknowledge.com


Battery Power Magazine

Media Partner

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: www.batterypoweronline.com/main/about/#sthash.gyQNk9W1.dpuf

Website: www.batterypoweronline.com


DERP Technologies LLC

Media Partner

DERP TECH is a leader in power continuity controls technology development and was the designer of the grant-award winning “Safe Haven Microgrid” model at a Red Cross Refuge Center in Windham, CT. DERP TECH has also provided professional education programs, community wind, community solar, CHP power optimization consulting and grant writing services for rural communities, small businesses and farms.

Website: www.derptech.net


EMerge Alliance

Media Partner

The EMerge Alliance is a nonprofit, open network of more than 100 organizations reinventing electric power through the development of forward-thinking standards for the highly efficient use of hybrid AC/DC power in buildings. These standards focus on delivering DC power directly to digital electronics and power storage systems, simplifying the use of locally produced clean energy and making systems more flexible, resilient and sustainable. The EMerge Alliance Registered product program is the industry’s only program designed to simplify the use and adoption of DC power products.

Website: www.emergealliance.org


Energy Insight

Media Partner

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.

Website: www.energyinsight.info


Microgrid Media

Media Partner

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].

Website: www.microgridmedia.com


Navigant Research

Media Partner

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


Power World Analysis

Media Partner

Power World Analysis is dedicated to bringing you the latest news and updates under Energy and Power Sector. We keep industry professionals and decision makers informed about this fast and dynamic Energy and Power market and enable them to make strategic decisions. Variety of online marketing services and promotional activities through Power World Analysis help companies to reach to their target audience and creates brand awareness. We also deliver weekly newsletter to our subscribers. For subscribing to our weekly e-newsletter services please visit www.powerworldanalysis.com/subscribe

Website: www.powerworldanalysis.com


PV Magazine

Media Partner

Since its initial publication in 2008 pv magazine has evolved into the top international magazine for solar decision makers. With the launch of our new website covering the North American market pv magazine is now leading the global solar media market. Check out our U.S. market coverage and sign up for our weekly e-Newsletter.

Website: www.pv-magazine-usa.com


Remote Site & Equipment Management Magazine

Media Partner

Remote Site & Equipment Management magazine is a magazine edited for owners, operators and managers of remotely located and/or remotely operated sites, facilities and equipment. Readers are executives, managers and technical professionals responsible for the development and operation of communication systems, transmission systems, oil & gas sites, pipelines, utility facilities, agricultural operations, transportation facilities and equipment and natural resource activities, environmental monitoring systems, military/defense facilities and equipment, and other remotely-controlled or unattended facilities and equipment. Remote Site & Equipment Management Magazine is distributed via mail, email, digital issue and at industry events. A subscription is free in the United States for qualified applicants and outside the US for a fee. – See more at: www.remotemagazine.com/main/about/#sthash.n66683br.dpuf.

Website: www.remotemagazine.com

Smart Grid Today

Smart Grid Today’s mission is to deliver timely, relevant coverage of 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, featuring highly 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.

SmartGridToday.com features a complete searchable archive with thousands of searchable articles and hundreds of downloadable PDF files, events calendar, discounts on selected items and more. Do not miss out on a single day of the deepest reporting on the smart grid you can find anywhere. Visit http://www.smartgridtoday.com/freetrial.cfm?ref=acius-conference-logo to sign up for a 14-day, risk-free trial today.

Website: www.smartgridtoday.com


USNAP Alliance

Media Partner

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.

Website: www.usnap.org

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