David Smith Presenting On Smart Microgrids At The 2015 World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC)

On Thursday, October 1st at 10:00 am Dave Smith will present “Smart Microgrids – An Integrated Platform for Energy Efficiency, Distributed Generation and Resilience” at The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) 2015 World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Orlando. Held yearly, WEEC is a highly notable national and international event for energy professionals. It features a multi-track conference program, a complete line-up of sessions on current energy topics, and a wide-ranging exposition of new technologies in the market.

Microgrids are local energy networks that are able to separate from the larger electrical grid during extreme weather events or emergencies, providing power to individual customers and crucial public services such as hospitals, first responders, and water treatment facilities. Primarily considered a means to keep the electricity flowing in the event of prolonged power outages and other emergencies, microgrids can also, if designed and operated to their potential, provide a platform for energy efficiency, distributed generation, load management, and energy storage. In this way, smart microgrids go beyond serving merely as an insurance policy and instead offer “resilience with a payback.” Smart microgrids integrate energy and communications technologies with groups of buildings, energy loads and power markets to lower usage, reduce transmission and distribution costs, optimize loads, and reduce emissions.

In this presentation, Dave will discuss smart microgrids in development and operation and some of the specific technologies and strategies that are being employed. Dave will talk about Burns’ work in developing and designing microgrids for customers including the Philadelphia Navy Yard and New Jersey Transit and other notable microgrids projects in the U.S. and abroad.

To learn more about 2015 WEEC visit www.energycongress.com.

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