The demand for microgrids as a strategy for ensuring grid reliability and energy independence is growing -- not only for military applications, but also for campus environments in the commercial, government, health care, education, industrial, and remote sectors. North America is strongest in planned capacity growth through 2017, while APAC and the developing world -- particularly remote applications -- is seen as the strongest long-term market.

Exponential growth is projected for this sector worldwide:*
  • From 1,400 MW in 2011 to 4.7 GW by 2017 -- 330% capacity expansion
  • Revenue growth of 467% -- from $3 billion to $17 billion -- during the same period
    The Microgrid World Forum 2013 is an unparalled, three-day opportunity in which to carefully examine the latest market drivers, enabling technologies, current deployments, and business opportunities surrounding microgrid evolution around the world. Don't miss this opportunity to:

    • Network with industry leaders shaping the vision and reality of the new distributed energy / microgrid paradigm.

    • Learn about the latest business models and funding strategies for success

    • Examine the experiences of leading deployments and microgrid projects from around the world

    • Gain a cross-market, global perspective into the emergering microgrid opportunity worldwide

    • Showcase your products and expertise to an international audience of industry professionals

    • Position your company for success in the emerging 21st Century energy paradigm
An invaluable gathering of international expertise

The penetration of distributed energy resources -- and the desire for greater energy reliabilty, independence, quality, and security -- is driving the global interest in microgrid deployment. Coupled with the pressing need to electrify the developing world, the Internet's unstoppable disintermediation, and the penetration of distributed communications systems means that the energy world of tomorrow will be quite different than the traditional, one-way flow of power from generation to consumption.

Don't be left out of the conversation!

Who Should Attend?
  • Utility executives and network planners
    Who must understand the latest trials and deployments of microgrids, and how they interact with the larger grid

  • Campus network managers
    Who are charged with achieving higher levels of energy reliability, flexibility, security, and renewables integration

  • Military strategists
    Who consider microgrids as a way to achieve energy security, mobility, and self-sufficiently in temporary or unstable environments

  • Hardware and software vendors
    Who need to stay abreast of the latest trends and market requirements in the commercial and military microgrid market

  • System integrators and project developers
    Who must evaluate how microgrids will impact policies surrounding renewables integration, security, and grid interconnection

  • Market and financial analysts
    Who need to stay current on the most promising technologies and companies in this space
Key topics to be addressed include:
    -- Microgrid business models for campus and remote environments
    -- Recent applications in commercial, military, government, health care, and educational institutions
    -- Regulatory and public policy trends impacting microgrid adoption
    -- Meeting requirements for very high quality power and reliability
    -- Integrating solar, wind, CHP, and other distributed renewable energy resources
    -- Microgrid interconnection and interaction with the grid
    -- Delivering power security and independence in unsecure environments
    -- Reconsidering existing models for energy generation, transmission and distribution
    -- Microgrid demand and markets globally, by region
    -- Meeting Renewable Portfolio Standards through microgrid deployment
    -- Empowering the "Prosumer": Selling power back to the grid
    -- Standards and interoperability issues for microgrid design

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*Excerpted from Pike Research: Microgrids: Distributed Energy Systems for Campus, Military, Remote, Community, and Commercial & Industrial Applications: Market Analysis and Forecasts, 1Q 2012
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Key Speakers Include:

Hon. Bob Foster
California ISO
Tom Bialek
Chief Engineer-Smart Grid
San Diego Gas & Electric
Dr. Farrokh Shokooh
Founder and CEO
Ralph D. Masiello
Innovation Director and Senior Vice President
Jeff Gooding
General Manager, Smart Grid Engineering
Southern California Edison
Walter L. Schindler
Managing Partner
SAIL Capital Partners
David Barr
Director of Federal Projects
Burns & McDonnell
Kurt Yeager
Vice Chairman
Galvin Electricity Initiative
Jacob (Jack) Brouwer
Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Associate Director
Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) University of California, Irvine
Guy Warner
Chief Executive Officer
Pareto Energy
Peter Asmus
Senior Analyst
Pike Research