Microgrid Global Innovation Forum 2024

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

September 24-25, 2024 - San Francisco, CA, United States

The global microgrid market size was estimated at $76.88 billion in 2023, and the market in North America is forcast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.2% from 2024 to 2030.* Microgrids as a means of achieving self-sufficiency in times of crisis or grid disconnection is a key driver, as is the desire to accommodate the ever-rising penetration of renewables on the network. Going forward, microgrids will be an increasingly important tool for realizing the decentralization and decarbonization of the energy grid in the U.S. Now is the time to position your organization for success in this growing market.

The 19th editon of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, September 24-25 in San Francisco brings together technology innovators, utilities, energy providers, developers and policy makers for focused networking and in-depth networking and information sharing on the cutting edge of microgrids in North America and globally. The emphasis is on optimizing the business case for utilities and large C&I customers, interconnection and interoperability with the larger grid, and sharing lessons learned to date from recent case studies of both grid-tied and off-grid/remote deployments.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Microgrid feasibility, design, and implementation
  • Ownership models and benefits for multiple stakeholders
  • Microgrids for 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

I enjoy this conference for its deeper discussions on grid and microgrid issues, new challenges, new opportunities, and changes in business models. This is not Microgrid 101. This is "graduate-level" microgrid discussions. Wonderful

Steve Pullins, SVP, CTO, AlphaStruxure

Excellent conference. Nice balance of participants from utilities to vendors to consultants. Great cross-section of participants.

Joel Jorgenson, CEO and President, BWR Innovations LLC

Very useful presentations - good conference and well run. Very much appreciate the focus on solutions and applications, vs. products

Charlie Gregg, Director, Commercial Projects, American Solar

One of the best, with highest quality presenters on timely topics.

David E. Geary, Co-Founder, DC Fusion

2023 Speakers Included

  • Steve Pullins, SVP and CTO, Alphastruxure
  • Jaclyn Whiteman, Director of CD Project Management, Distributed Energy Group, Duke Energy
  • Junior Hatcher, P.E., Manager, Renewable Engineering, Distributed Energy Group, Duke Energy
  • Farzad Khalilpour, Engineering Manager, GTI, Grid Edge Analytics and Control, Southern California Edison
  • Angelo Campus, CEO/Co-Founder, BoxPower
  • Porter Hill, Electrical Engineer, Distributed Energy and Grid Systems Integration, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Alok Singhania, Head of Marketing, Gridscape
  • Alden Phinney, Regional Director, GridBeyond
  • Craig Lewis, Executive Director, Clean Coalition
  • Allie Detrio, Chief Strategist, Reimagine Power
  • Eric Steinhofer, Director, Distributed Generation Partnerships, CPower
  • Dr. John Abraham, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of St. Thomas
  • Peter Asmus, Senior Advisor, Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP)
  • Maya Deshpande, Technical Projects Manager, Matel
  • Reza Sheikhani, Project Engineer, Palmetto Solar
  • Kumar Saunack, AI Specialist, UCLA Housing
  • JP Ross, Vice President Local Development, Electrification and Innovation, Ava Community Energy
  • Paul DeCotis, Senior Partner, Energy & Utilities, West Monroe
  • Adrienne Pierce, CEO, New Sun Road
  • Soam Goel, Founding Partner, Enersights
  • Michael Lavillotti, Sr. Principal – Utilities, West Monroe
  • Joe Silver, Sr. Product Manager, NineDot Energy

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Executive Conference Center San Francisco Marriott Marquis
55 4th St, 94103
San Francisco, CA, USA