David Smith Speaking on Panel at Microgrid 2018 Conference

On Tuesday, May 8th from 11:25 am-12:20 pm, Dave Smith will participate in a panel discussion at the Microgrid 2018 Conference in Chicago.  The panel, “From Sustainability to Resilience: Airport Microgrids and Business Continuity”, features transportation and energy experts, and will discuss the 11-hour power failure in Atlanta that crippled the busiest airport in the world.  The discussion will also look at microgrids planned for various airports including Philadelphia (PA), Chattanooga (TN), Rockford (IL).

Dave recently presented “The Path to Zero – How Microgrids Can Get You There” at the 2018 Airport Planning, Design & Construction Symposium in Denver, CO.  His presentation explored how microgrids can help airports leverage renewable power and energy storage technologies to increase resilience, while also reducing energy costs and emissions.  Dave presented real world examples of airports where microgrids incorporating solar, batteries, and fuel cells have the potential to lower costs and significantly reduce carbon.

Dave is Burns’ Director of Energy Services.  He has led the assessment and preliminary design of microgrids at JFK and Denver International Airports, and is currently serving as advisor to Pittsburgh International Airport as it evaluates the potential application of a microgrid and resilient on-site generation.

See the full conference agenda here.

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