Helping you navigate the explosive growth
of distributed generation and partner with
the right companies to set your business up
to achieve profit, growth, and economic
sustainability like never before.

2021 Keynote Speakers

Hanna Grene
Director for Energy Industry & Sustainability
Microsoft Corporation

Julia Hamm
President & CEO
Smart Electric Power Alliance

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District energy systems are an efficient way to heat and cool multiple buildings in a specific area. Systems are in use to power downtown business districts, industrial complexes and other commercial areas, and to serve hospitals, military bases, and more. Learn how some cities are utilizing district energy to serve their businesses.


College and university campuses are facing challenges when it comes to their energy costs. They are dealing with limited budgets, while looking at an energy future that involves moving away from fossil fuels and toward renewables. Campuses want to align with sustainability goals, cutting their greenhouse gas emissions and minimizing their carbon footprint. We’ll hear from schools that have developed ways to generate power to enable reliability and resilience while controlling costs.


Businesses that need to minimize or eliminate power outages, and want control of their energy costs, increasingly turn to combined heat and power (CHP) systems and on-site power systems. Hear from commercial and industrial end-users about their experience with CHP installations and on-site systems to power their operations.


Residential and business customers for years have recognized the value of rooftop solar. But not everyone has access to that power. Enter community solar, which provides households and businesses the economic and environmental benefits of solar power—and provides utilities a way to get electricity from solar power to areas that otherwise couldn’t receive it.


Analysts have said energy storage could be a $600-billion-plus industry in the next two decades. It also holds the promise of dramatically increasing the adoption of renewables, with an ability to store excess wind and solar power. Many solar and wind projects, in addition to microgrids, are incorporating storage into their design. This session looks at the impact of energy storage on the power landscape and its role in distributed generation.


Microgrids offer an “all of the above” approach to distributed generation, incorporating a variety of technologies into their design. Learn how microgrids are designed and operated, including their use of renewable power sources, battery energy storage, diesel and gas generator sets, microturbines, and fuel cells.


Experts in financing distributed power generation, including commercial and industrial projects and utility-scale renewables, will discuss how to secure support for your project, whether your goal is to enter into a power purchase agreement with a utility, sell your power to a business, or provide power to your own commercial or industrial enterprise.


A virtual power plant is a network of decentralized, medium-scale power generating units such as wind farms, solar parks, and combined heat and power (CHP) units, as well as flexible power consumers and storage systems. The virtual power plant (VPP) model of DER aggregation and optimization is spreading around the globe to respond to the need for increased grid reliability and to lower the cost of renewable energy.

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New distributed energy resources (DERs) are being added to the power grid every day. However, DERs don’t automatically provide owners with the greatest value possible. In many cases, that requires the help of an aggregator, that is, a company that specializes in managing DERs owned by a pool of clients and optimizing performance of the […]

The post A Win-Win-Win Solution for DER Owners, the Power Grid, and the Environment appeared first on POWER Magazine.

DEERFIELD, IL – Caterpillar Inc. today introduced the Cat® G3516 Fast Response generator set, adding a 1.5 MW power node to its growing lineup of natural-gas power solutions offering market-leading load acceptance, transient response and EPA certification for mission-critical applications. Available now in North America for 60 Hz applications, the Cat G3516 generator set adds […]

The post Caterpillar Adds 1.5 MW Standby Power Node to Growing Portfolio of EPA-Certified, Fast Response Natural-Gas Generator Sets for Mission-Critical Applications appeared first on POWER Magazine.

While 2021 unfolded with some relief from the chaotic global pandemic that jolted the world in 2020, the year may be remembered for its extraordinary series of energy crises. After a cold snap prompted mass

The post Disorderly Transitions: Eight Enduring Global Power Sector Trends appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Combined technology portfolio to enable broad, rapid adoption of renewables and Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) at all points on the grid Creates interoperable portfolio that will help utilities forecast, manage, optimize, and trade renewables coming onto the electric grid Merges a century of continuous GE innovation with a talented team of Opus One engineers and […]

The post GE Digital Will Acquire Opus One Solutions to Advance the Energy Transition appeared first on POWER Magazine.

DEERFIELD, IL (Dec. 20, 2021) – Caterpillar Inc. today announced that it now offers new 1.5 MW and 2.0 MW power nodes in the company’s growing line of containerized combined heat and power (CHP) systems packaged in standardized, factory-assembled solutions.  The solutions support strategic enterprise goals by reducing total energy costs, increasing energy resiliency, and […]

The post Caterpillar Extends Range of Containerized CHP Solutions that Lower Energy Costs, Increase Resiliency and Support Sustainability Initiatives appeared first on POWER Magazine.

The Billion-Dollar Bet on Electric Vehicles

President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Nov. 15, which allocates $550 billion in new spending over the next five years to improve U.S. infrastructure, including critical investments in the energy sector. These investments will cover power grid infrastructure, electric vehicles (EVs) and charging stations, renewable energy, nuclear power, hydropower, and […]

The post The Billion-Dollar Bet on Electric Vehicles appeared first on POWER Magazine.

The events of the past year and a half have irrevocably changed the way we live, especially at home. Pandemic-related restrictions and lifestyle changes have greatly increased the amount of time Americans spend at home—at one point, more than 50% of the population spent more than 18 hours in their homes. Rising energy costs and […]

The post Homeowners Learned a Lot in 2021; Here’s What They’re Looking For in 2022 appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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