Microgrid Global Innovation Forum - North America

Optimizing power resiliency and reliability, renewables integration, and cost efficiencies

December 6-7, 2022- Oakland, CA, United States

The microgrid market is anticipated to reach USD 24.85 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of more than 14.2% during 2022-2027. In North America, microgrids as a means to achieve self-sufficiency in times of crisis or grid disconnection is a key driver, as is the desire to decarbonize the energy network and the transportation sector. According to the US Department of Energy, as of 2021, the off-grid microgrid installed capacity was around 4.2GW. Going forward, microgrids will be a key strategy for realizing the decentralization of the energy ecosystem in the U.S. and globally. Now is the time to position your organization for success in this evolving market.

The Microgrid Global Innovation Forum - North America, December 6-7, 2022 in Oakland, CA brings together thought leaders, utilities, energy providers, project managers and other stakeholders for focused networking and in-depth information sharing concerning the latest technological developments, design, implementation and operation of hybrid renewable energy microgrids. The emphasis is on maximizing the business case for microgrids, integration into the larger grid, and sharing real-world case studies of both grid-tied and off-grid/remote environments.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Microgrid feasibility, design, and implementation
  • Ownership models and benefits for multiple stakeholders
  • Microgrids withing EV charging infrastructure
  • Leveraging microgrids to maximize the penetration of renewables
  • Off-grid, remote, and rural use cases and advances
  • Utilizing microgrids to cope with grid outages and crisis situations
  • Utility-driven microgrids and deployment partnerships
  • Public-purpose, city-community, and commercial microgrid deployments
  • Integration of microgrids into the larger grid
  • Determining the correct technology mix for hybrid energy systems
  • Advanced battery, fuel cell, and flow battery technologies
  • Microgrid power control and performance management
  • Virtual power plants vs. microgrids
  • Regulatory and public policy developments impacting microgrids
  • Standards and interoperability issues
  • Market drivers and opportunities worldwide

Who Should Attend?

  • Microgrid project owners and developers
  • Utility and renewable energy provider professionals
  • Energy managers at municipal and C&I end user organizations
  • Power control system and software vendors
  • Battery suppliers and energy storage companies
  • Regulatory and policy development professionals
  • Researchers, analysts and academic professionals focused on sustainable energy
  • Financial and VC professionals
  • System integrators and project consultants


  • Cameron Brooks, Executive Director, Think Microgrid
  • Allie Detrio, Chief Strategist, Reimagine Power
  • Peter Asmus, Executive Director, Alaska Microgrid Group
  • Brady Van Engelen, Senior Policy Manager, Bloom Energy
  • Scott Higgins, Microgrid Programs Director, North America, Schneider Electric
  • Michael Murray, Co-Founder and COO, Ageto Energy
  • Charlie Gregg, Director, Commercial Projects, American Solar Corporation
  • Sherif Abdelrazek, PhD, PE, Director, Renewables Engineering - Energy Storage & Microgrids, Duke Energy
  • Farid Katiraei, PhD, Vice President, Advanced Technology Integration, Quanta Technology
  • Amin Zamani, Executive Director, Distributed Energy Solutions, Quanta Technology
  • Peter Asmus, Executive Director, Alaska Microgrid Group
  • Andrew Mulherkar, Expert Product Manager, Microgrid Policy & Pricing Strategy, Pacific Gas and Electric
  • Jonathan T. Lee, PhD, Director of Research, New Sun Road
  • Eric Dupont, Chief Development Officer, PowerSecure
  • Mark Crowdis, Chief Executive Officer, 127 Energy
  • Steve Nieland, Vice President, Innovation, EnTech Solutions
  • Hassan Shahriar, President, ADAPTR
  • Matteo Vecchiato, Investment Funds Relationship Director, ESPE Srl
  • Joe Sullivan, Director, Business Development, PXiSE Energy Solutions
  • Chris Galbraith, Product Manager, BluWave-ai
  • Fred Thwaites, Manager of Engineering, Federal Solutions, Ameresco
  • Hannah Bascom, Vice President, Regulated Business, SPAN
  • Joe Weiss, Managing Partner, Applied Control Solutions, LLC
  • Wayne Muncaster, Senior Vice President, North America, GridBeyond
  • Stefania Mitova, PhD, Lead Research Analyst, TRC Companies

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The Oakland Center - In the Transpacific Centre
1000 Broadway, 94607
Oakland, CA, USA

The CSU Oakland Conference Center is centrally located in the heart of downtown Oakland's City Center area. You can access the center by local mass transit (BART), AC Transit, and local interstate freeways. The Oakland Center is only 15 minutes away from the Oakland International Airport and 25 minutes from downtown San Francisco.

Nearby Hotels

The Oakland Center is easily accessible via car or public transportation.

For travel by public transportation, view the BART schedule or contact AC Transit. The Oakland Center is located across the street from the southeast exit of BART's 12th Street/City Center station.

In addition, the AC Transit Tempo City Center Southbound station (52586) is located just outside the building.

Underground parking is available at the Trans Pacific Centre on 11th Street, where the Oakland Center is located. The parking garage is open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and there is a $2.00 charge per 15 minutes for parking ($24 daily maximum).
Event details
Organizer :SGO
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-23869