microgrids, integration, renewable integration, DER, distributed energy resources
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) defines microgrids as localized grids that can disconnect from the traditional grid to operate autonomously and help mitigate grid disturbances to strengthen grid resilience. Microgrids are poised to facilitate increased reliability and resiliency, the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs), local control of energy and many other benefits as we transition to a cleaner, more distributed energy system.
The sessions in this track cover strategies for implementing microgrids, determining their value and benefits, and understanding their technical design, control and operation. Attendees will hear from a variety of presenters including utilities, regulators, industry analysts and microgrid owner/operators.