Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2013
Microgrids are evolving as a smart solution for enhancing energy reliability, resiliency and security of the electric grid, particularly in the face of major natural disasters. Infocast, a leading provider of deal-making events in renewables and cleantech, announces its second Microgrids: Military & Commercial Summit scheduled for April 29-May 1 in Arlington, VA will explore the latest needs, plans and strategies surrounding the evolution of microgrids from a commercial and military standpoint.
Hurricane Sandy’s utter devastation impacted the majority of the power grid on the East Coast and had demonstrated the value of microgrids as a viable solution within military, campus, commercial, government, healthcare, education and industrial segments. The microgrid sector is poised for significant growth over the next five years. Forecasters predict a 467 percent growth in revenue from $3 billion to $17 billion from 2013 to 2017.
Increased demand for microgrids on a worldwide basis, in a variety of application areas including campus environments, remote/off-grid settings, and commercial and industrial markets is apparent. The Microgrids: Military & Commercial Summit welcomes Keynote Speaker, Commissioner Daniel C. Esty of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection agency to highlight the steps being taken to harden and improve resiliency of the electric grid by launching a $15 million pilot program to develop and deploy microgrids. In addition to this, attendees will hear end-user perspectives and utility perspectives, including case studies from Vic Romero, Director, Asset Management and Smart Grid Projects at SDG&E and Ted Borer, Energy Plant Manager of Princeton University.
Moreover, the military is conducting major demonstration microgrid projects to help identify the major emerging potential of microgrid technology. Featured speakers, Dr. James Galvin, Program Manager, Energy and Water at the Department of Defense and Jennifer Mustain, Director of the Department of The Navy’s Smart Grid Program will provide insights and highlight current projects in progress relevant to military installations.
Infocast’s second Microgrids: Military & Commercial Summit, will bring together early adopters and implementers of microgrids in military applications, campuses and remote communities with system integrators, equipment vendors and software providers who have successfully installed microgrids. Attendees will hear various case studies exploring successful installations, assess the cost-benefit equation for adoption of particular technical solutions, and obtain real world assessments of microgrid performance in the face of Hurricane Sandy. Confirmed speakers to date include representatives from New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Cisco Systems, Con Edison, DoD, Toshiba International, US Navy, Rutgers, Northrop Grumman, ERCOT, Duke Energy Constellation, PJM Interconnection, Honeywell, Morgan Stanley, S&C Electric, Sandia National Laboratories, Siemens, Pike Research and many more.
For more information, visit the event website at Microgrids: Military & Commercial Summit or contact Infocast at 818-888-4444.
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