The Clean Coalition’s Development & Strategic Partnerships Director, Matt Renner, presented on our Community Microgrid Initiative at ACI’s West Coast Conference on Microgrids, which took place August 29-30, 2018 in Spokane, WA.
Microgrids are getting a lot of attention, not just to support national security, but also to provide more resilient power supply at other types of facilities, and to allow for increased penetration of renewables. Agricultural complexes, academic campuses, health care centers, military bases, and even corporate grounds are exploring microgrid options to secure continuous reliability and quality of power supply. This has spurred creation of new technologies and control mechanisms that allow these systems to operate in a grid-connected mode and also independently for extended periods of time. They also support the modernization of older infrastructures and the containment of costs.
This two-day conference offered excellent opportunities to network with CEOs, CIOs, CSOs, Vice-Presidents, Directors, Senior Managers, and other senior level professionals.