David Smith Leading Microgrid Conference Workshop
On Monday, September 29th, Dave Smith will serve as a workshop instructor for the EUCI Microgrids and Smart Communities Conference’s pre-conference workshop. This workshop will explain the key concepts of community microgrids and their recent development across the globe, as well as how community microgrids can prepare the nation for the impacts of climate change, with the goal of “building stronger and safer communities and infrastructure.” The workshop will also outline the process of creating an Energy Master Plan to serve as a strong foundation for a successful community microgrid.
Dave will also present “Philadelphia Navy Yard – Development of an Innovative City within the City of Philadelphia” at Monday’s “Smart Communities, Microgrids and Related Case Studies” session. In his presentation, Dave will discuss the Philadelphia Navy Yard today and their plans for real estate growth, their new Smart Energy Campus and Energy Master Plan, and how energy is used as a driver of economic development.
The EUCI Microgrids and Smart Communities Conference will address microgrid drivers and initiatives at the national, state, and utility levels; regulatory and policy initiatives that encourage microgrid development; financing opportunities and challenges, and technical aspects. The conference will also introduce the concept of the “Smart Community”, and will address the role of a microgrid within this concept.
Dave has over 29 years of extensive energy industry experience with a background in energy efficiency, onsite power, renewable energy, project finance, innovative technologies, sustainability, planning and public policy. Dave has been a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and Green Mountain College, speaking on topics ranging from sustainable energy systems, smart grid and automated demand response, and distributed cogeneration.