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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LONDON and BERLIN (Oct. 14, 2021) – Large data centers in the UK, Germany, Ireland, Norway and the Netherlands are projected to draw 5.4GW (gigawatts) in ‘live IT power’ demand in 2030, up from 3GW at the end of 2021, according to a new study published today by research company BloombergNEF (BNEF) in partnership with […]

The post Data Centers Set to Double Their Power Demand in Europe, Could Play Critical Role in Enabling More Renewable Energy appeared first on POWER Magazine.

The New Wave of the Decentralized Energy Market

Ten years ago, the energy market was based around the conventional, centralized generation of oil and coal plants. It was predictable and formulaic. These staples of yesterday’s energy market are no longer the future of energy generation. Instead, we see a global push toward clean energy with wind and solar power, and companies are accelerating […]

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BOSTON (September 28, 2021) –Vanguard Renewables (“Vanguard”) and Enbridge, Inc. (NYSE: ENB), a leading North American energy infrastructure company today announced a partnership whereby Enbridge will purchase upwards of 2 billion cubic feet (BCF) of renewable natural gas (RNG) annually from the anaerobic digesters that Vanguard Renewables will invest $200 million to build in the U.S. Northeast, […]

The post Enbridge, Vanguard Renewables Announce 2-BCF Renewable Natural Gas Partnership appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Show Preview – Distributed Energy Conference

The 2021 edition of the Distributed Energy Conference, hosted by POWER magazine, will take place Oct. 18–21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s event is co-located

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Renewable energy and distributed energy resources (DERs), including solar and wind, electric vehicles (EVs), battery storage, heat pumps, and new types of controllable load devices, may well prove to be the single most-disruptive influence in the history of the electric grid. Renewables have quickly become the world’s second-largest source of electricity generation, and DERs challenge […]

The post DER Orchestration Helps Utilities with Challenges of Grid, Decarbonization appeared first on POWER Magazine.

The continued push toward electrification creates a need for technologies that provide a way to integrate distributed energy resources (DERs) into the power grid, certainly at the residential level where

The post Electrification of Everything—Digital Circuit Breakers Support DER Adoption appeared first on POWER Magazine.

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