Distributed Energy Adopters and Leaders Gather to Develop the Local, Distributed Grid of the Future
Learn from and Network with Leaders from:
- The GSA, DOE and other Federal Facilities Managers
- State and Market Representatives from California, Connecticut, ERCOT, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and more!
- Reps from the Government of the District of Columbia, City of Lancaster, City of Las Vegas, San Francisco Department of the Environment, Sustainable Westchester and more!
- Community Choice Aggregation, Community Energy, Shared Renewables, Campuses and School District Energy Managers
- Leading Distributed Energy, Energy Storage and Microgrid Financiers
- 25+ Leading Developers and Utilities
Navigant Research projects the market for distributed energy and technologies will grow into an annual $26B / 5.9 GW revenue market by 2020. At the Federal level, EO 13693 “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade” requires that federal agencies procure 30% of their power from renewable sources by 2025. In reaction to Hurricane Sandy Northeastern States have created a number of “Green Banks” and implemented programs like New York’s REV and Massachusetts’ Grid Modernization Plan with the intention of moving these states to decentralized, resilient, and distributed energy systems. At the local level across North America, cities and munis like Aspen, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, and Vancouver are starting to map out paths to 100% renewable energy. School systems, campuses and communities are all starting to buy into solar and other distributed energy technologies in a big way. And as costs continue to come down to parity or better than traditional power, expect distributed energy deployment to continue to accelerate.
However, with a multitude of options available—CHP, distributed wind, energy storage, fuel cells, solar PV—the process of determining the best distributed energy resource is a challenge. Technical challenges, like the integration of multiple resources with differing operating characteristics must be considered. Only those with an in-depth understanding of both the business and technical challenges facing distributed energy procurement will be able to effectively position themselves in this rapidly growing market.
Infocast’s Distributed Energy Development & Deployment Summit will provide a platform for Federal, State and Local-Level representatives to outline their distributed energy deployment programs and plans to move towards a decentralized, resilient and modern grid. The event will also bring utilities and renewable energy developers together with system integrators, financiers and representatives from distributed energy enabling technologies like energy storage, microgrids and smart cities to tackle the technical and financial challenges of developing the grid of the future.
Don’t Miss the Pre-Summit: Designing & Implementing Distributed Energy, Energy Storage and Microgrid Projects Executive Forum, which will cover the technical and regulatory integration challenges of deploying distributed energy projects, including the utilization of energy storage, DERs, EVs, Fuel Cells, CHP, microgrids and smart inverters/controls.