Microgrid World Forum 2013

Event Date/Time: Mar 13, 2013 / 9:00 am - (PST) End Date/Time: Mar 15, 2013 / 6:00 pm - (PST)
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 25, 2012 Time: 12:00:00 - (PST)
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Program Overview

Host sponsored by Edison International / Southern California Edison, the Microgrid World Forum on March 13-15, 2013, is an in-depth, three-day event that carefully examines the latest market drivers, enabling technologies, business models, and projected growth of microgrids worldwide. The program will help energy providers and technology vendors understand the market opportunities, potential, and challenges of this emerging technology segment.  It will also help mid-size to large energy users learn how to leverage microgrids to achieve greater energy reliability, independence, sustainability, flexibility, and efficiency.

Program Focus

The World Forum focuses on three primary areas: 1) microgrids for university and commercial / industrial campuses, 2) remote microgrids in developing countries, and 3) military microgrid applications.  Each of these three tracks will include sessions on the state of enabling technologies, case study deployments, business drivers and models, lessons learned to date, and strategies for future success. 

Program Highlights

  • Global base of international attendees
  • Twelve, 90-minute breakout panel sessions
  • Three Keynote Luncheon Sessions
  • Three Executive Plenary Panels
  • Tour of the UC Irvine Microgrid Project
  • Tour of the Irvine Smart Grid Demo
  • Tabletop exhibits
  • Virtual Auditorium
  • Virtual Innovation Center

Program Advisory Group

>  Peter Asmus, Senior Analyst, Pike Research

> Jacob Brouwer, Associate Director, Advanced Power and Energy Program, U.C. Irvine

> Ron Chebra, Vice President, AMI/Smart Grid Business Unit, DNV Kema

> Liam Dohn, Product Manager, Siemens

> Jacque Gahari, Director- Business Development, ETAP

> Stephanie Hamilton, Smart Grid R&D Manager, Brookhaven National Laboratory

> Margarett Jolly, Distributed Generation Ombudsperson, ConEdison - New York

> Lawrence Jones, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs Policy and Industry Relations, Alstom Grid

> Brad Luyster, Vice President and GM, Smart Grid, ABB Group

> David Mulder, Senior Consultant, Emerging Technologies, SAIC

> Osamu Onodera, Chief Representative, Silicon Valley Office, NEDO

> Prof. G. Scott Samuelsen, Director, Advanced Power and Energy Program, U.C. Irvine

> Gary Seifert, Business Development Executive, OSIsoft

> Holly Smithson, Executive Vice President, CleanTECH San Diego

> Guy Warner, Chief Executive Officer, Pareto Energy