Energy providers of all varieties are exploring the use of microgrids to incorporate renewable power resources, reduce CO2 emissions and achieve energy security and independence. The remote, island and off-grid systems sector is the largest microgrid segment worldwide, but the grid-connected segment is exploding as the solar-storage industry takes off and the deployments become increasingly cost-effective. Utilities looking to realize the benefits of distributed renewable energy resources are seeking reality-based guidance on the design, implementation and operation of cost-effective microgrid systems.
During this super session at the 2016 IEEE PES T&D Conference & Expo, the benefits, business models and challenges of implementation of utility scale microgrids will be discussed.
3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 3
Moderator: Amin Khodaei, Assistant Professor, University of Denver
- Damir Novosel, President, Quanta Technology LLC
- Joe Svachula, Vice President, Engineering and Smart Grid ComEd
- Michael Quinn, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Oncor
- Dan Ton, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Energy