Maximizing the performance, design and business model for hybrid renewable energy systems
Total identified microgrid capacity has grown from 4,393 megawatts (MW) in the second quarter of 2014 to more than 12,000 MW today, according to Navigant Research.* The drivers
behind this growth range from the need for greater grid reliability and resiliency, to the integration of more renewable energy into the grid -- including distributed solar, wind, biogas, etc.
These trends, as well as the need to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and improve the economics of off-grid energy systems, are compelling utilities, municipal governments, rural and island communities, and
other stakeholders to look at microgrids and virtual power plants (VPPs) as key strategies for meeting the world's future energy needs.
The Microgrid Global Innovation Forum brings together thought leaders, energy executives, and project managers from around the world for two days of intense networking and information sharing concerning the
latest technological developments, design, implementation and operation of hybrid renewable energy microgrids. The emphasis is on maximizing the effective use of renewable and distributed energy resources, refining
the positive business model for a range of microgrid deployments, and sharing real-world case studies in both grid-tied and off-grid/remote environments.
The event will focus on:
- Microgrid feasibility, design, and implementation
- Refining the business case for off-grid, remote, and island microgrids
- Solar + storage advances
- Project financing and investor perspectives
- Determining the correct technology mix for hybrid energy systems
- Advanced battery, fuel cell, and flow battery technologies
- Microgrid power control, management, and integration
- Integrating distributed renewable energy resources into the grid
- Effective project evaluation, implementation, and management
- Regulatory and public policy advances
- Standards and interoperability issues
- Market drivers and opportunities worldwide
- and more!
Real-World Lessons: The emphasis of the event is on key take-aways from leading microgrid projects in a range of regions and deployment environments
Executive Networking: Strategic partnerships and alliances will shape the future of this industry. The event will foster interaction among key decision makers and stakeholders across the microgrid spectrum.
Results Oriented: Ample time is reserved for discussion of technology advances and projects at the forefront of microgrid development. Network with project principals and get up to speed on best practices and success strategies.
Financing sources: Summit attendees will learn about effectively planning and financing renewable energy and microgrid projects,
and network with key investment professionals who are looking to support such projects.
An Open, Cross-Industry Networking Event
This event brings together technology thought leaders, project managers, system integrators, and development advocates for in-depth sharing of insights and experiences to date. The forum is open to all industry professionals and researchers working to optimize hybrid energy systems.
Who Should Attend?
- Microgrid project developers, owners, and entrepreneurs
- Utility and energy provider executives
- Solar PV, wind power, biogas, CHP, and renewable energy companies
- Power control system and software vendors
- Battery suppliers and energy storage companies
- Regulatory and policy development professionals
- Researchers, educators, and professors focusing on sustainable energy
- Financial and VC professionals
- System integrators and project consultants
Be sure to join your colleagues from around the world
who are shaping the microgrid future!
*Microgrid Deployment Tracker 2Q15, Navigant Research