Some 2014 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference attendees will participate in technical tours of various industrial facilities. Technical tours have been offered at most IEEE PES T&D Conferences, as the host utility makes arrangements with local facilities for in-depth excursions.
On Wednesday, April 16, a group will depart McCormick Place for the The Galvin Center, which partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy to build the first-ever Perfect Power microgrid – an electric system that will not fail – at IIT’s main campus in Chicago. Beginning in 2008, this $13 million partnership has developed the first functional smart microgrid in the country. This flagship system will confront and model — for other campus environments, municipalities, community developments, and more — a solution to the nation’s energy crisis. The revolutionary smart microgrid is designed to eliminate blackouts, cut its peak load by 20 percent and integrate more distributed renewable energy resources.
Technical tours are sold out; contact IEEE PES with any questions.