Super Session: Microgrids in the Utility Space

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


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