New York, NY — Microgrids and Demand Response hold the potential to be two of the most impactful developments in smart grid expansion. Small self-sustaining power networks within the larger grid system can provide a higher level of local reliability than what is provided by the entire power system as a whole and implement an infrastructure that collects load data and more. By gathering more data from different parts of the grid, microgrids allow for more informed distribution of power throughout the entire grid and more efficient use of power at peak load and throughout the day.
How will microgrid infrastructure enable better demand response? Where are the biggest developments in microgrids being made? How can microgrids increase overall grid reliability? How do microgrids enhance overall smart grid effectiveness? How essential are microgrids to smart grid development? What value do microgrid enabled demand response capabilities hold for utilities? ISOs? What existing markets are microgrids found in? What existing microgrid markets utilize demand response? How easily do other markets, such as storage or de-centralized power generation, complement and enhance or are enhanced by microgrids? What investment opportunities are there for microgrid development? On what scales? What are some examples of existing microgrid investments? Where does the most and investment in microgrid development originate; public agencies or private capital? How do public and private interests in microgrid development differ? What level of increased reliability and efficiency, if any, will microgrids and comprehensive demand response infrastructure bring to the grid? What government agencies influence microgrid development and how can they create a better market space for growth?
Streamed Panel Discussion: 7:00AM-9:00AM PDT/10:00AM-12:00PM EDT/4:00-6:00PM PARIS & FRANKFURT
Vatsal Bhatt - Brookhaven National Laboratory, Research Engineer & Energy Policy Analyst
Raj Chudgar - Power Analytics Corporation, VP Smart Grid/Microgid
Sarah Bronin - University of Connecticut Center for Energy & Environmental Law - Associate Professor of Law
Luke McAuliffe - World Energy, VP of Demand Response
Ami Ben Horin - Constellation Energy, NY Demand Response Sales Director
Contact InformationCompany: Agrion: Global Network for Energy, Cleantech & Corporate Sustainability
Name: Josh Soble
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