Past event: DERS & Microgrids Connect Summit

"Evolving and Distributed and Decarbonized Energy Future"

The 5th Annual Summit will have a core focus on driving the integration and connectivity of DERs into our national energy ecosystem, from large C&I facilities and DoD installations, to utility and grid. By joining us, you will walk away after two days with new knowledge gained on business and strategic operations and technical innovations, ideas sparked, and new collaborative relationships formed to support your respective organization.

The Speaker Faculty and Agenda are designed to bring together stakeholders and experts from diverse sectors to build greater collaboration and information sharing in order to help evolve a more distributed and decarbonized energy future for our Nation.

2023 Summit Key Focus Areas Include but not limited to :

  • Evolving on site generation and storage opportunities for large facilities and installations: Technical and operational best practices for integrating storage, building-integrated photovoltaics (PV),microgrids, EV charging stations and more
  • Innovations in long duration energy storage capabilities and market evolution
  • Emerging utility operational and business models to support customers’ renewable energy goals including connecting in front of and behind the meter storage, renewables, EVs and microgrids
  • Developing microgrid projects at the county, city, industrial and DoD installation level
  • Medium and heavy EV fleet charging: what needs to be occurring now to prepare for the near future
  • Technologies to support grid connection capacity management of DERs including the supporting telecom networks
  • Facility level technologies to support connectivity and management of EV, DERs, and microgrids
  • OT Cyber security for facilities and grid cyber resilience
  • Financing for microgrids and DERs projects
  • Policy landscape

At our Summit you will have the ability to:

Gain Education & Insight
  • For Large Energy Consumers in the Built Environment, you will walk away with knowledge gained towards how to improve your facilities’ energy efficiencies, resiliency and environmental sustainability through integrating DERs and microgrids.
  • For Utilities, you will gain insight towards evolving technologies, policy and procedure for supporting a distributed energy infrastructure for our Nation
  • For Industry, you will learn what your current and potential customers and partners need from you!
Build Partnerships
  • Meet new customers, partners and clients! The Summit is designed to bring together a diverse group of senior stakeholders from across the built environment, the grid, and industry solution providers who do not necessarily engage on a daily basis in order to build new professional networks and expand collaboration.
  • Ample Networking and Interactive Sessions allow all in attendance to interact in meaningful and beneficial ways throughout the Summit
  • Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Designed as an interactive ‘Town Hall’ forum, all attendees are encouraged to engage in dialogue and discussion with each other and the speakers during each session.
  • Industry: Sponsor, Exhibit or Attend in order to showcase your capabilities to a variety of potential customers and partners and help influence the path forward towards a connected and distributed energy ecosystem!

Exhibit & Sponsorship Information

The 2023 Summit provides exclusive opportunities including exhibit space, speaking roles and live ‘Tech Talks’, product demonstrations, and networking receptions
Contact us for sponsorship information

This is my second year in attendance. Not only have the speakers and subjects been incredible but these are the most forward thinkers in the goals of ESG, Sustainability and Resiliency I have met to date. Our firm met some state-of-the-art technology suppliers and are moving forward with them to better our campus building management. This type of discussion is the way we will be successful as leaders in our industries to attain ESG and sustainability / Resiliency goals.

Senior Director Design and Construction, Howard Hughes Corporation.

Exceptional professionalism. I very much enjoyed the level of engagement by your attendees...Thank you for the opportunity to conduct what we call “Knowledge Transfer”

Director, UCSD

A superb program. I have been attending utility/energy sessions, of widely varying sizes, for over 35 years. Your work ranks with the best I have experienced

District of Columbia, Department of Energy and Environment

I very much enjoyed the event. Compliments to you on organizing… very well done indeed

Manager, Duke Energy

Over 35 Speakers. Early Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • The Honorable Brendan Owens, SES, Assistant Secretary, Energy, Installations and Environment, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment
  • James Van Nostrand, Chair, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
  • Alicia Knapp, President and CEO, BHE Renewables, LLC
  • Vibhu Kaushik, SVP,Global Head of Utilities and Energy Storage, Prologis
  • Ahmed Mousa , Utility of the Future, PSEG
  • Gil Bindewald, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Roger Kranenburg, Vice President, Energy Strategy & Policy, Eversource Energy
  • Valerie Katz, Deputy Director, Sustainability, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
  • Chris Thurston, Director of Energy and Sustainability, Lineage Logistics
  • Peden Young, Senior Manager, Energy, The Home Depot
  • Boris Kort-Packard, Chief Engineer, Global Vehicles, FedEx Express
  • Raghusimha Sudhakara, Vice President, Distributed Resources Integration, Con Edison
  • Robert Hughes, Executive Director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives, U.S. Army
  • Doria Brown, Energy Manager, City of Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Adrian Avino, Lead Engineer the United States, IKEA Real Estate
  • Peter Muhoro, Chief Strategy, Technology & Innovation Officer, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Please fill in your name and email to receive the Summit Agenda of this event.


Sunset Room at National Harbor Marina
137 National Plaza, 20745
National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD

Hotel Option 1. The Westin Washington National Harbor.
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171 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland 20745

Hotel Option 2: Hyatt Place National Harbor.
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123 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, Maryland, 20745

Hotel Option 3. AC Hotel National Harbor.
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156 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland 20745

There are a variety of parking options throughout National Harbor. The lot that is closest to The Sunset Room is our Carousel Lot which is located at 137 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. If covered parking is preferred our Fleet Street Garage is the closest to the venue at 116 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Mariner Garage will be the closet to The Westin National Harbor at 199 Fleet Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Event details
Organizer : RSC
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24555