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6th National Microgrids Conference

Date: 5th April 2017 - 7th April 2017 Location: Boston - Massachusetts - USA

The Future of Microgrids

The 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 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.


5th April 2017
7th April 2017
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Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602


Hyatt Regency Boston
One Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111 United States

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617 912 1234
  • Deploying Microgrids for achieving strategic energy objectives, such as developing storage capacity and increasing energy efficiency
  • Integrating renewable energy sources with Microgrids
  • Innovative solutions to ensure power quality and grid stability
  • Maximizing the use of renewable energy in Microgrids to ensure cost effectiveness and an achieving an acceptable business model for profitability and success
  • Implementing Microgrids for control of local power
  • The role of advanced Microgrids in integration and interoperability
  • Expanding the market by reducing the complexity of Microgrid implementation
  • Reshaping the electric grid from a one-way conduit for distributing power into a decentralized, intelligent network
  • Exploring technologies available to implement Microgrid systems, reviewing the costs and returns on investment
  • Providing new opportunities for system optimization and cost reduction
  • Maintaining grid stability and integrating various renewable energy resources to improve energy reliability and efficiency of service across businesses, homes and communities
  • Examining the role of small-scale and independent power generation sources in modern grids, including solar and wind, and how to leverage them for the greatest financial benefit
  • Exploring the key growth areas and markets for Microgrids
  • Reviewing the status and outlook for standards and regulatory initiatives affecting Microgrids
  • Real-time tracking, measuring and verification of Microgrids performance
  • Microgrids analytic measures and outcomes

… And more!

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


WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Conference Co-Sponsor

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 36,500 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide.

Website: www.wsp-pb.com


S&C Electric Company

Conference Co-Sponsor

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.

Website: www.sandc.com


Martin Energy Group Services

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 capablilities, 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!

Website: www.martinenergygroup.com



AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM had revenue of approximately $17.4 billion during fiscal year 2016.

Website: www.aecom.com
Twitter: @AECOM


Schneider Electric

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.”

Website: www.schneider-electric.com


Alevo Inc.

Alevo is redefining energy through its innovative non-flammable lithium-ion energy storage system and smart data analytics. Unparalleled in safety, robustness, and reliability, the source agnostic Alevo GridBank™ ESS can be used anywhere along the electricity supply, and works with both conventional and renewable generation. As a vertically engineered turnkey energy storage solution, Alevo manufactures its batteries, assembles its GridBanks, and is also a systems integrator and project developer. Alevo Analytics provides the GridMaestro™ suite of software for optimizing the Alevo ESS and also offers consulting services including advanced analytics and simulations, business intelligence and advisory services.

Website: www.alevo.com


All-Electric America

All-Electric America is a partnership focusing on the transition to an all-electric, all renewable energy infrastructure for all our energy needs. Its mission is to further the conversation on how such an infrastructure will be reliable, cleaner, safer, and CHEAPER. Conducting in-depth research, we inform on what is possible and how this transition will result in a system that is superior to the one we have today.

Website: www.allelectricamerica.com/


Battery Power Magazine

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

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

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

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


General Microgrids Inc.

General Microgrids is a global microgrid leader addressing the need for secure, sustainable, and reliable electricity for all. General MicroGrids designs, builds, owns and operates a variety of microgrid models serving both rural energy-impoverished communities and energy-dependent urban and industrial cores. One in five people worldwide have no access to electricity and, therefore, are denied the health, education and economic benefits that electricity brings. To address this gap, the United Nations has set a goal of achieving “Sustainable Energy for All” by 2030, and General MicroGrids is supporting this initiative as a member of the U.N. Foundation’s microgrid working group.

Website: www.generalmicrogrids.com


Microgrid Knowledge

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


Microgrid Media

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



We offer technology and business consulting for energy needs and photovoltaic systems. Adopting renewable energy sources can reduce your total energy cost and reduce carbon footprint. The appropriate choice of configuration requires evaluating the various system level interactions to do a feasibility assessment with cost, performance and reliability tradeoffs. We offer a model based approach towards the integrated design and financial analysis of photovoltaic systems and smart power grids. Starting from systematically assessing the energy needs, we architect, design and apply appropriate analytic and simulation techniques that result in tradeoff options between performance, levelised cost and reliability for various designs. This comprehensive evaluation leads to customer confidence in making informed decisions in the selection of their preferred solution that meets their energy requirements. Our unique approach is built on our expertise in Photovoltaics, Power Electronics, Electromechanical systems and Financial modeling developed during our doctoral and MBA studies and 20+ years of industry experience.

Website: www.microgridus.com


Navigant Research

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

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

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

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

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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