From powering remote villages in rural Alaska to delivering reliable energy to military bases, microgrids are transforming the way energy is delivered to isolated regions and beyond. While microgrids have traditionally been used for their capability to function independently (or “island”) from the rest of the grid, new uses for this technology are rapidly developing.
Join The Hill on Thursday, December 3 for a discussion on the future of energy delivery. Policymakers, researchers, and technology and energy industry experts will discuss the value of microgrids in the event of a natural disaster or homeland security threat, how microgrids allow for integration of alternative energy sources, and what policy and regulatory reforms are necessary to facilitate the integration of microgrids into the larger power supply system.
8:35 AM: Keynote interview with Senator MARTIN HEINRICH (D-NM) in conversation withThe Hill's Editor in Chief, BOB CUSACK.
8:50 AM - 9:05 AM: 'Case Studies in Microgrid Usage' Roundtable discussion with:
BILL GAUSMAN, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, PEPCO Holdings
KATHERINE HAMMACK, Assistant Secretary of the Army - Installations, Energy & Environment, U.S. Department of the Army
Moderated by The Hill's Energy Reporter, DEVIN HENRY
9:10 AM: Keynote interview with Senator LISA MURKOWSKI (R-AK) in conversation withThe Hill's BOB CUSACK.
9:25 AM - 9:40 AM: 'The Next Phase of Microgrid Technology' Roundtable discussion with:
NATHAN ADAMS, General Manager, Microgrids North America, ABB Inc.
CHARLES HANLEY, Senior Manager, Grid Modernization and Military Energy Systems Group, Sandia National Laboratories
Moderated by The Hill's DEVIN HENRY
9:45 AM: Program Concludes