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What is a Microgrid Today? Why Definitions Matter in the Microgrid Space


The term “microgrid” means different things to different stakeholders. Depending upon geography, place in the diverse vendor ecosystem, and whether one is a customer, solution provider, regulator, utility representative, or academic researcher, precisely defining the term “microgrid” may or may not matter.

Join Forester University for this live, educational webinar as speakers Gwen Holdmann (Director of the Alaska Center for Energy and Power at the University of Alaska Fairbanks) and Peter Asmus (Research Director at Navigant Research) argue that—when it comes to microgrids—definitions do matter.

This course will review a plethora of microgrid definitions, with a special emphasis on remote microgrid systems and the need for a new definition for an “advanced remote microgrid.”

This webinar is based on an article by the same name appearing in the September/October issue of Distributed Energy magazine.

Learning Objectives 
By participating in this webinar, attendees will:

  • Learn what a microgrid is
  • Understand how definitions of microgrids differ around the world, including which features overlap
  • Visualize what an “advanced” microgrid looks like in developed world markets, like most of the United States
  • Recognize which features comprise an “advanced remote microgrid,” such as those that dominate the market in Alaska and the developing world

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* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour and 30 minutes with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time. 
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
* Purchase of this course allows you access to the presentation(s) for 6 months from the order date.

On-Demand Webcast
Lectures: 1
Session: 1 H 30 M
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU

On-Demand Webcasts > Energy ($79.00)


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