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Next Generation Microgrids

Date: 26th February 2014 - 28th February 2014 Location: Hartford - Connecticut - USA

Next Generation Microgrids

A three-day conference highlighting Next Generation Microgrids: Harnessing the Power of Microgrids for Increased Energy Efficiency, Storage Capacity, Demand Management and Reliability.

Featuring a Tour of the University of Connecticut Center for Clean Energy Engineering and The Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation.

The mission of the Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation (CEI) at the University of Connecticut is to develop advanced technologies related to energy storage, fuel cells, in-stream hydro, power management and distribution through contract research.

The Center was created by Fraunhofer USA, Inc., Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, the State of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), and the University of Connecticut. Upon its founding in 2013, CEI became the seventh Fraunhofer USA research center. Each Fraunhofer research center is partnered with a research university in the U.S. and also with a Fraunhofer Institute in Germany.

Global installed capacity of microgrid has seen a staggering growth since 2011 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of over 17% from 2012- 2022 to attain a total installed capacity of over 15GW by 2022.

In terms of market value for the vendors the market presents a potential of over $5 billion and is likely to reach up-to $27 billion by 2022.

– Microgrid Market Forecast & Analysis (2012-2022), MarketsandMarkets Research


26th February 2014
28th February 2014
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Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602


Hilton Hartford Hotel
315 Trumbull St.
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

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860 728 5151
  • Microgrid development for strategic energy objectives such as developing storage capacity, increasing energy efficiency, and using new tools for demand management and prioritizing loads.
  • Microgrids as a key aspect of large-scale renewable energy development in creating diversity of resources through interconnection with the macro grid.
  • The increased focus on microgrids in the wake of national disasters to eliminate damaged and disrupted power delivery networks.
  • New markets and monetization strategies for energy storage, demand response, and other grid services.
  • Businesses, utilities, investors and policymakers enabling the reshaping of the electric grid – turning it from a one-way conduit for distributing power into a decentralized, intelligent network for improving energy reliability and efficiency across businesses, homes and communities.
  • Resiliency-focused microgrids’ connection to the utility grid providing new opportunities for system optimization and cost reduction.
  • Microgrids in remote locations and developing countries focusing on distributed and diverse power generation, designed to remain self-sufficient in order to cater to areas where traditional transmission via electric utility macrogrid is not viable.
  • Leading-edge technologies such as power electronics, advanced control and communication, and distributed generation from renewable resources, as well as new ways to efficiently store electricity, are making it possible to develop new highly reliable and efficient microgrids.
  • Microgrid development, in convergence with smart grid technology, serving digital demand management is making it possible to juggle power generated from variable renewable sources like solar and wind, natural gas generation, stored energy and the grid to distribute power and other forms of energy through a local network.
  • High dividends from microgrid program development as peak demand is reliably managed by way of increases in the renewable component in power generation.
  • Campus/Institutional microgrids serving educational campuses, residential communities, government buildings, and research organizations leading the market ahead of defense and military, commercial, and others, all of which are projected significant growth within the next decade with a boost from funding by the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Providing reliable and secure power and driving major growth through microgrid adoption.
  • Microgrid project owners and developers
  • Commercial & industrial end users and campus network executives
  • Investor-owned, municipal, and co-op utility professionals
  • Academic and research professionals pushing the industry forward
  • Management and technology consultants
  • Financial sector players focused on the microgrid opportunity
  • Software developers, technology providers, and system integrator players
  • Project developers and owners
  • HOMER software users
  • Network planners and utility professionals
  • Campus network managers
  • Military strategists
  • Hardware and software vendors
  • Investment and financial analysts
  • Smart Grid and Smart Meter Directors and Project Managers
  • Transmission and Distribution Managers
  • Metering, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, and Distribution Automation Managers
  • IT Directors
  • Customer R&D Managers
  • Demand Response
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Load Control
  • Gas & Transmission Managers
  • Power Delivery Systems
  • Power Supply
  • Process Improvement Directors/Managers
  • Energy Conservation Directors
  • Modern Grid Initiative
  • Technology Strategists
  • Smart Connect Managers
  • Energy Managers/Energy Directors
  • Customer Service Directors/Managers


Schneider Electric

Conference Co-Sponsor

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


ClearEdge Power

Conference Co-Sponsor

ClearEdge Power is delivering smart energy solutions today. Our innovative products are created for a wide range of applications and enable our customers to significantly lower their electricity bills, improve the energy efficiency of their facility or business, and reduce their carbon emissions. Established in 2003, ClearEdge Power has become a world leader in the areas of fuel cell stacks, fuel processing and integrated balance of systems. Our seasoned team of engineers, scientists and managers bring world-class experience to address growing energy demands with new clean tech solutions.

Website: www.clearedgepower.com


Siemens Microgrids

Luncheon Sponsor

Siemens Microgrid is transforming energy delivery with innovation- stacked with proven performance.  Planning for distributed energy projects can be complex and requires a vendor with the know-how and commitment throughout the entire planning, implementation and performance management process.   Whether you are a Utility or stakeholder on the grid,  let our Microgrid professionals demonstrate how the Siemens Smart Grid portfolio is the most comprehensive in the industry and designed to deliver results.  We also provide a range of financing structures to ensure you have the financial support necessary to drive your project to completion.   As a world leader in energy generation, transmission & distribution solutions Siemens is uniquely positioned to deliver and maintain successful,  long-term microgrid projects.

Website: www.siemens.com



Reception Sponsor

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges.

Honeywell is a global leader in energy services, working with organizations to conserve energy, optimize buildings and infrastructure, and develop onsite generation — from solar panels to microgrids. Since the 1980s, we have completed more than 5,000 energy-focused projects in facilities across the globe. Combined, this work will deliver more than $5 billion in guaranteed operational savings.

Website: www.honeywell.com


Lockheed Martin

Reception Sponsor

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Lockheed Martin is led by Marillyn A. Hewson, Chief Executive Officer and President.

As a global security, aerospace, and information technology company, the majority of Lockheed Martin’s business is with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. federal government agencies. In fact, Lockheed Martin is the largest provider of IT services, systems integration, and training to the U.S. Government. The remaining portion of Lockheed Martin’s business is comprised of international government and some commercial sales of our products, services and platforms.

Website: www.lockheedmartin.com


NRG Energy

Break Sponsor

A Fortune 500 company, NRG is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. Whether as the largest solar power developer in the country, by building the nation’s first privately funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure or by giving customers the latest smart energy solutions to better manage their energy use, NRG is a pioneer in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers.

Our diverse power generating facilities have a capacity of about 47,000 megawatts, capable of supporting almost 40 million homes. Our retail electricity providers — Reliant, Green Mountain Energy Company and Energy Plus — and thermal energy division serve more than two million residential, business, commercial and industrial customers in 16 states.

Website: www.nrg.com


Burns & McDonnell

Break Sponsor

Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a full service architecture, engineering and construction firm with a proven track record of successful projects and longstanding client relationships. Our professional staff is dedicated to providing quality services in an economical and timely fashion. Because Burns & McDonnell is 100-percent employee-owned, our staff has a vested interest in the firm’s success, which translates into responsive, outstanding service for our clients. We have performed energy services and renewable energy projects for over 20 years and provided energy related services for over 100 years.

Website: www.burnsmcd.com



Johnson Controls

Break Sponsor

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful.

Website: www.johnsoncontrols.com


Leidos Engineering, LLC

Break Sponsor

Leidos is an applied solutions company with expertise in engineering, health, and national security. Formerly part of SAIC – and including the strategic acquisitions of The Benham Companies, R. W. Beck, Inc., and Patrick Energy Services – our engineering business makes ‘What If’ possible for commercial and industrial, government, lender and developer, oil and gas, and utility clients.  Make ‘What If’ possible. Solve today. Engineer the future.

Website: www.leidos.com/engineering


enerG Magazine

enerG Magazine, now in its 9th year, delivers the big picture and bright future of alternative energy in North America—be part of that future now! Reaching more than 25,000 decision-makers in energy and related businesses, enerG covers all areas of alternative energy, including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and biofuels.

Website: www.altenerG.com


Energy Solutions Forum

Founded in 2012, Energy Solutions Forum (ESF) provides U.S. energy policy research and data services to support investment decisions across all sectors of the energy industry. ESF publishes cross-sector energy policy research and analysis on federal, regional, state and local policy issues that impact markets. Our premium research subscription includes a weekly policy analyst report written by our senior analyst team from DC and New York City. ESF is the founder of New York Energy Week, the first collaborative, cross-sector energy event series launched to stimulate and showcase New York’s growing energy economy.

Website: www.energysolutionsforum.com


Greentech Media

Greentech Media produces industry-leading news, research, and conferences in the business-to-business greentech market. Our coverage areas include solar, grid modernization, energy efficiency, wind, and other non-incumbent energy markets. GTM Research, the research arm of the company, produces competitive intelligence reports, data subscriptions, and strategic consulting. Using our extensive network and in-depth analysis, GTM hosts conferences for in-person networking and deal-making.

Website: www.greentechmedia.com


Mercom Capital Group

Mercom Capital Group, through a unique blend of research, market intelligence and effective communication services gives clients its clients the edge they need to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. Mercom is a thought leader and highly respected for its in-depth knowledge in cleantech and healthcare information technology marketplaces.

Mercom’s research consulting division provides market intelligence, industry reports and consulting services for companies in cleantech and healthcare IT industries. We provide companies the tools and support they need to make sound decisions, stay ahead of the market and penetrate new markets. Mercom’s market intelligence is followed by top solar, smart grid, wind and healthcare IT companies and organizations globally.

Website: www.mercomcapital.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.

Emerging technology markets are inherently rife with uncertainty and risk. Navigant Research provides its clients with market intelligence designed to clarify investment and expansion opportunities for industry participants. Applications for the group’s research and analysis include: Market sizing and forecasting; market segmentation by geography, technology, customer type, end-user market, etc.; analyzing the structure of emerging value chains; insights on the timing of key market and technology transitions; competitive intelligence; assessing market demand for new products and assisting with go-to-market strategies; providing inputs for business planning, budgeting, and forecasting; and benchmarking companies within the competitive environment

Website: www.navigantresearch.com


Public Utilities Reports

Public Utilities Reports, Inc. (PUR) has been the leading provider of information and analysis to the electric, natural gas, water and telecommunications industries for more than 85 years. As our products evolve and we take advantage of the new technologies available, we continue to be an indispensable resource for anyone with an interest in this field.

Our flagship publication, Public Utilities Fortnightly, provides unequaled industry perspective. Published monthly, it is a must-read for management at utility and energy companies, consulting firms, as well as those in the legal and financial communities with a focus in this market.

Website: www.fortnightly.com

Smart Grid Today

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.

SmartGridToday.com features a complete searchable archive of over 5,000 searchable articles and hundreds of downloadable PDF files, a robust industry directory, events calendar, discounts onselected 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 to sign up for a 14-day risk-free trial today.

Website: www.smartgridtoday.com



SparkSpread is a publication of Great North Road Media Inc.

Will Ainger and Victor Kremer, journalists with over 11 years’ collective experience covering the U.S. and European energy markets, are the directors of Great North Road Media Inc.

Website: www.sparkspread.com


Zpryme Research & Consulting

Proudly based in Austin, Texas, Zpryme is a research-based advisory firm with services performed in two vital areas – business and consumer insights. With the forward-thinking direction of our associates we produce influential studies, reports, and advisory services that assist our clients in making strategic decisions.

By combining years of on the ground, relevant experience with superior quality custom research our practices such as Smart Grid, Consumer, China and Electric Vehicle Insights help clients maximize ROI. From BBC in the UK to China Confidential in Asia’s largest economy, major publishers reach out to Zpryme for the latest in business and consumer insights from around the globe.

Website: www.zpryme.com

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