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Distributed Generation and Microgrids

Posted April 02, 2014, at 1:05 p.m.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Location: Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, USM Campus, 34 Bedford St., Portland, Portland, Maine

For more information: Jeff Marks at 207-956-1970; e2tech.org

Following up on E2Tech’s successful forum on the needs of and issues with the regional electricity grid – the “macrogrid” – E2Tech is pleased to present a discussion of distributed generation (DG) and “microgrids” in Maine. What resources are available to fuel these systems? What T&D rate structure changes will support grid investment and reflect long-term benefits of locating DG in areas of reliability concerns? Benefits may include enhanced cyber-security, increased renewable sources of electricity like wind and solar power, and even integration of electric vehicles onto the grid.

This forum offers an opportunity for collaboration among ISO-NE, state policymakers and regulators, energy companies, and others on operational, planning, and market implications of these non-transmission alternatives. Speakers will include:

-Steve Hinchman, GridSolar, LLC

-Laney Brown, Director, Smart Grid Planning & Programs, Iberdrola USA

-Dan Kelley, Vice President, Power Engineering, Woodard & Curran

-Erik Wilkinson, External Affairs, ISO New England

Registration:

Member – $15.00 (USD)

Non-member – $30.00 (USD)

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