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Distributed Energy - Achieving Power Resilience and Sustainability Through Innovative Business Models

Available on Demand Until August 15, 2019

POWER magazine’s inaugural Distributed Energy Conference features a stellar lineup of industry insiders ready to share their knowledge of the evolving world of distributed generation. Experts on solar, wind, storage and more will provide insight on the issues and challenges for utilities and other power generators when it comes to the successful completion and integration of distributed energy projects. With the program set and the event just around the corner, POWER invites you to a pre-conference webinar highlighting one of our topics. Join us as Schneider Electric and Navigant Research discuss the importance of microgrids, kicking off a discussion of the technology and case studies of successful projects that will continue at the event.

What the attendees will learn   

During this webinar attendees will learn about a microgrid project in Maryland that uses an innovative business model to achieve resilient power and sustainability. Here are some of the highlights:

  • How microgrids are disrupting traditional power business models in a global context
  • How new technologies and business models are driving microgrids forward
  • How “island mode operation” allowed the facility to intentionally, or automatically, separate from the electric grid and continue to operate at, or near, normal capacity for extended periods during power outages
  • The specific microgrid control system utilized to manage a suite of on-site energy technologies
  • How the strategic capital business model was crucial in completing construction without any upfront cost
  • Details on the microgrid design and performance results using the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) Microgrid Rating and Design System – preliminary results indicated the highest PEER score achieved to-date at over 95%


Hear from these experts
Mark Feasel
Schneider Electric, Vice President
Utility & Smart Grid

Mark Feasel is responsible for Schneider Electric’s Smart Grid activities in North America which are focused on optimizing energy efficiency, resiliency, and sustainability from the electric utility control center through a consumer’s loads.  Mark’s experience with microgrid began in the 1980’s when he was responsible for the operation and maintenance of the electrical systems associated with the nuclear reactor on a ballistic missile submarine, and have continued throughout his career while leading an energy management and distributed generation controls company, and leading commercial operations of the Power Management and Controls business for Schneider Electric North America.

Adam Forni
Senior Research Analyst

Adam Forni is Senior Research Analyst at Navigant Research, where he advises clients on business strategies, market assessments, and technology evaluations in the distributed energy space. Key areas of focus include distributed generation, microgrids, fuel cells, and the hydrogen economy. He was previously a program manager at Bloom Energy developing fuel cell microgrids, and earlier a consulting engineer designing commercial and industrial facilities. He is a licensed electrical engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA.


Darrell Proctor
Associate Editor

Darrell Proctor joined POWER in 2017. He has years of experience in the energy and publishing industries, including as a writer, editor and energy data analyst for Ponderosa Advisors and Bentek Energy (S&P Global/Platts). He was an assistant business editor and assistant news editor as well as Technology Editor for the Rocky Mountain News in Colorado, and also was a senior editor at the St. Petersburg Times in Florida. He is a graduate of Franklin College of Indiana..
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