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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 8:45 - 9:15
International Overview: Microgrid Drivers, Trends, and Growth Sectors

Microgrids offer customers and distribution utilities a host of new ways to bolster reliability and manage variable, bidirectional resources. In addition, their smaller scale results in far fewer line losses, a lower demand on transmission infrastructure, and the ability to rely on more localized sources of power generation. All of these benefits are stimulating increased demand for microgrids on a worldwide basis, in a range of application scenarios including campus environments, military operations, remote/off-grid settings, community/utility systems, and commercial and industrial markets.

This opening address offers an overview of the global market opportunity for microgrids across five key application segments: campus, military, remote, community, and commercial & industrial. The speaker will discuss demand drivers, business models, policy factors, and technology issues associated with the rapidly-developing market for microgrids.



Peter Asmus
Senior Analyst
Pike Research



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