Workshops (Additional Ticket Required)
Smart Energy Microgrid Workshop
Monday, September 24
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
$425 SEIA/SEPA Members
When it comes to microgrids, business as usual is anything but usual. But as the deployment of microgrids help usher in the growing distributed energy resource revolution, an understanding of how they are configured and implemented in various market use cases is what this workshop is designed to facilitate. In addition to presentations and discussion with experts addressing microgrid applications in the residential, commercial & industrial, technical (central office, cable head-end and cellular), government & military and utility scale space, at its conclusion, the workshop features an exclusive pre-show visit and demonstration of the multi-vendor on site microgrid in The Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace on the tradeshow floor. The “visit” will feature open dialog with company experts whose power generation and conversion equipment, energy management systems, monitoring and metering devices, energy storage systems, and solar energy products is used in the “live” microgrid demonstration. As it is increasingly believed that the grid will evolve to be an interconnected “grid of grids” – don’t miss this hear-and-now workshop on how this is being accomplished.
8:00 AM – 9:00 The Role of Microgrids in the Evolving "Grid of Grids": Brian T. Patterson, EMerge Alliance, IEEE, IEC.
9:00 AM – 9:30 Microgrid Initiatives - an Update from SEPA: Jared Leader – Senior Associate, Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).
9:40 AM – 10:25 Residential/MultiUnit Microgrid Use Cases: Ben Williams – Product Manager Energy Storage Systems, EnSync Energy Systems.
10:35 AM – 11:20 Commercial Office/Retail Store Use Cases: Paul Savage – CEO, Nextek Power Systems; Alejandro Avellaneda – SMA
12:05 PM – 1:05 Technical/Special:Data CentersCentral Office TelephonyCable Head-EndUse Cases": Moderator: Tim Martinson – Strategic Account Executive - EnSync Energy Systems; Instructors: Hardy Massoudi – VP Business Dev. - CE+T Power; Tom Osterman - President – Comm/Net Systems; Dan Lowe – Chief Business Officer - VoltServer.
1:15 PM – 2:00 "Government/Military/Utility Use Cases": Mark Welsko - Chief Technologuy Officer - Worldwide Environmental Services, Paul Newman - Cat Microgrids.
2:10 PM – 3:00 Wrap-up Panel Discussion/Q&A: Moderator: Brian Patterson - EMerge Alliance, IEEE, IEC; Jared Leader – Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA); Ben Williams – EnSync Energy Systems; Paul Savage – Nextek Power Systems; Alejandro Avellaneda – SMA; Tom Osterman – Comm/Net Systems; Hardy Massoudi - CE+T Power; Tim Martinson - EnSync Energy Systems; Dan Lowe – VoltServer; Mark Welsko - Worldwide Environmental Services
3:15 PM – 4:30 Show Floor "Live" Microgrid Visit & Expert Presentations: Moderator: Brian Patterson - EMerge Alliance, IEEE, IEC, Hardy Massoudi – CE+T Power, Tom Osterman – Comm/Net Systems, Ben Williams – EnSync Energy Systems, Paul Savage – Nextek Power Systems, Tim Martinson – EnSync Energy Systems, Dan Lowe – VoltServer, Mark Welsko- Worldwide Environmental Services
- To understand the basic role of Microgrids in the emerging "grid of grids' smart energy system architecture
- To understand typical use cases in the major markets for microgrids
- To a have a direct experience of seeing an operating microgrid
- To understand the difference between ac and dc coupled microgrid architectures
- To become familiar with the various microgrid configurations used in major market applications