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4th Microgrid & Distributed Energy Development

Electrifying Innovative Projects, Ground-Breaking Designs and Technological Advances While Overcoming Regulatory Hurdles and Creating Opportunities for Investors

15-17 Mar 2016
Hyatt at the Bellevue - Philadelphia, PA, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

4th Microgrid & Distributed Energy Development

Pre-Conference Site Visit | Tuesday, March 15, 2016: Tour the Philadelphia Navy Yard Microgrid to Explore Technology, Financial and Economic Development Success

The Navy Yardís senior energy team will provide this behind the scenes tour so that you can witness, first-hand, the important elements of this breakthrough microgrid. Visit with the project integrator and the important academic, R&D and business partners and see the key microgrid hardware, software, and stimulation assets up close.

The Navy Yard is one of the regionís greatest economic development successes as a national example of a modern, progressive and sustainable urban campus serving as home to more than 150 businesses and 3 navy activities, and more than 12,000 employees. As the countryís first self-contained navy installation, the electric grid now serves as one of the largest non-military unregulated grids in the eastern United States, around which this state-of-the-art series of microgrids is being developed as an example of what communities throughout the country can achieve in addressing climate change and scalable alternative energy and efficiency strategies.


Will Agate | Senior Vice President, LEED AP, Navy Yard Energy Operations and Initiatives | Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

Key Topics

  • Explore the successes and challenges of current microgrid projects
  • Gain clarity on the different types of microgrids and the various means of storage
  • Surmount regulatory hurdles to promote interconnection with public utilities
  • Foster an environment that will allow for a more concrete revenue stream for investors
  • Determine best practices in deciphering ownership of generation and maintenance of the grid
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Pace Energy & Climate Center, Princeton University, New York State Smart Grid Consortium, New York State Department of Public Service, Naval District Washington Command, US Navy, Rocky Mountain Institute, NRG Energy, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Northern Plains Power Technologies, NYSERDA, Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC), Alliance Power Group, CenterPoint Energy, ComEd, Con Edison, Department of Defense, DTE Energy, Duke Energy, Florida Power & Light, Kansas City Power & Light, GE Digital Energy, Lincoln Electric System, Michels Power, National Grid, New England ISO, NextEra Energy Inc., Oklahoma Gas & Electric Services, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pike Electric, Suncor Energy, Fort Bragg, USMC, Division of Energy & Mineral Development (DOI), Iberdrola Renewables, Constellation Energy, Silicon Valley Power, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, US Department of Energy

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    Practical Insights From

    Tom Nyquist
    Director of Engineering
    Princeton University

    James Gallagher
    Executive Director
    New York State Smart Grid Consortium

    Bomee Jung
    Vice President for Energy and Sustainability
    New York Housing Authority

    Robert M. Griffin
    Executive Director, Renewable Energy Program Office
    U.S. Department of the Navy

    Cathy Pasion
    Senior Policy Advisor
    NYC Mayorís Office of Sustainability

    Guy Sliker
    Director, Integrated Grid
    New York Power Authority

    Benjamin Chadwick
    Director, Distributed Energy Development
    Constellation Energy

    Dr. Martha Symko-Davies
    Director of Partnerships, Energy System Integration
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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