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Monday, October 18


1:00 pm
to 3:00 pm

Microgrid Design and Development - Building Reliability and Resilience

Multiple technologies are being incorporated into today's microgrids, as end-users search for better ways to manage and ensure their energy supply, as well as control costs. This session will look at case studies of varied microgrid configurations, and the factors that led to their design and development.

3:15 pm
to 5:15 pm

Commercial and Industrial Distributed Generation - Supporting Sustainability and Achieving ESG Goals

Businesses are turning to distributed energy to make their operations more sustainable. Producing some if not all of their own power offers cost savings, and also charts a path for companies that have set ESG (environmental, social, and governance) goals. This session will discuss the importance of distributed generation in the move toward sustainable business practices.

Tuesday, October 19


8:00 am
to 8:45 am

Ready for the Growth of the Solar Industry

Keynote
Julia Hamm
President & CEO
Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)

9:00 am
to 10:15 am

District Energy - Successful Approaches to Increasing Efficiency

Business districts and college campuses are increasingly looking at district energy projects to increase the efficiency, reliability, and resiliency of their power supply. This session looks at case studies of some noteworthy projects driving growth in the district energy sector.

10:30 am
to 11:45 am

Backup Power Generation - Protecting Your Assets and Ensuring the Power Supply

The impact of natural disasters on electricity users seemingly grows each year, and commercial, industrial, and residential customers all want to increase the reliability and resilience of their power supply. This session looks at some of the options available to provide backup power that can keep the lights on in emergency situations.

2:30 pm
to 3:45 pm

Technologies for SMRs and microreactors

Nuclear energy's importance as a zero-emissions generation source has accelerated the research and development of new reactor technologies, with small modular reactors and microreactors at the forefront. SMRs and microreactors can bring electricity to remote communities without access to power, and provide electricity for field operations in several industries, including mining and oil and gas exploration. Experts in the design and deployment of small reactors provide their insight and expertise on the state of the industry.

4:00 pm
to 5:15 pm

Financing Your Power Project

The first step toward development of any distributed energy project is securing financial support. Experts in financing clean energy and distributed generation installations will discuss the best practices when it comes to identifying investors, and investment opportunities, for utilities and others seeking to deploy microgrids, cogeneration, and more.

Wednesday, October 20


9:00 am
to 10:15 am

Energy Storage - Leading the Charge Toward Electrification

Energy storage could be the most important power system technology of the moment, as it helps balance the addition of renewable energy to the grid, and furthers advancement of the move toward electrification. This session offers insight into how battery technology is evolving, how storage supports renewables, and why utilities are adding storage to their generation portfolios.

10:30 am
to 11:15 am

Technologies and Control Systems for Commercial Buildings

More businesses are taking control of their energy needs by installing distributed generation to power their offices. This session looks at how the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) into building management software (BMS) systems facilitates increased energy efficiency for commercial and industrial enterprises--and why it should be part of any C&I development discussion.

1:00 pm
to 2:15 pm

Microgrids - A Look at Game-Changing Projects

1:00 pm
to 2:15 pm

Virtual Power Plants - Changing the Electricity Landscape

Virtual power plants (VPPs) are integrated into the traditional power grid, using assets connected to any part of the grid. Unlike microgrids, which are usually in off-grid settings, VPPs can cover a wide area, using available generation managed by aggregation software to provide the same services as a traditional power plant--but without the need to build that physical plant. This session will discuss the design, development, and growing adoption of VPPs.

2:30 pm
to 4:15 pm

Mini-Grids - Increasing Access, Powering Economic Growth

4:00 pm
to 5:15 pm

Incentivizing EV Adoption

Thursday, October 21


9:00 am
to 10:15 am

How Hydrogen is Transforming Power Generation

10:30 am
to 11:15 am

Natural Transition - How Solar and Wind are Driving Distributed Generation Growth

Many electricity customers want access to renewable energy. But not everyone can afford rooftop solar, or install a wind turbine in the yard. Enter community solar, or other distributed generation programs designed to produce power that can be accessed by an entire neighborhood or region. Learn how communities are partnering with utilities, and how businesses are joining with distributed generators, to provide clean energy to the masses.