Workshop on Microgrid Technology & Applications

October 10-11, 2013

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180

Location: Russell Sage Dining Hall

The Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in collaboration with New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), is pleased to announce a Workshop on Microgrid Technology and Applications.

Workshop Announcement
Please click HERE for a complete workshop announcement.

The workshop will be organized around four sessions over two half days. Click HERE to download the complete program in PDF. Following is the tentative Workshop Program:

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Registration and Light Refreshment (11:00am-12:30pm)

Welcome (12:30-12:40pm)

Jian Sun, Director of CFES and Chair of the Workshop

Keynote Address (12:40-1:15pm)

Audrey Zibelman, Chair, New York State Public Service Commission

Session A – Microgrid and Infrastructure Resiliency (1:15-3:15pm)

Session Chair: Kevin Sullivan, Microgrid and Infrastructure Resiliency (DNV KEMA Americas)

  1. Microgrid and Infrastructure Resiliency, Stuart Nachmias, Con Edison New York
  2. Non-Synchronous Microgrids for Resiliency and Utility Integration, Shalom Flank, Pareto Energy LTD
  3. Commercial Buildings, The Connected Microgrid - Creating the Building Operating System, Presentation NOT AVAILABLE Artie Kressner, Grid Connections, LLC
  4. Large Urban Microgrids: The Case for Joint Development by Utilities and Independent Developers, Dirk van Ouwerkerk, Anbaric Power
  5. Microgrids for the Department of Defense, Scott VanBroekhoven, MIT Lincoln Labs

Break (3:15-3:30pm)
Session B – Enabling Technology and Applications (3:30-5:30pm)

Session Chair: Steven Glover, Sandia National Laboratories

  1. Secure Scalable Microgrids, Steven Glover, Sandia National Lab
  2. Communication and Control for Optimal Energy Efficiency, Presentation NOT AVAILABLE Rui Zhou, GE Global Research Center
  3. Battery Energy Storage for MIcrogrids, Martin Becker, Princeton Power Systems
  4. Stabilizing and Maximizing Renewables Using a Flywheel-Inverter System, William Galton, ABB USA
  5. Dynamic Microgrid Stability and Control, Jian Sun, RPI

Reception (5:30-6:30pm)

Friday, October 11, 2013
Continental Breakfast (7:00-8:00am)

Session C – Policy and Regulatory Issues (8:00-10:00am)
Session Co-Chairs: Thomas Bourgeois (PACE University) and Gerald Stokes (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

  1. Microgrids: A New Paradigm, Michael Worden, New York State Department of Public Service
  2. Microgrids in Connecticut: The Nation’s First Statewide Microgrid Program, Alex Kragie, Connecticut Department Energy & Environmental Protection
  3. Utility Measures in Deploying Optimal Microgrids, Tim Roughan, National Grid
  4. Microgrids: A Developers Perspective, Tim Daniels, Hudson Energy Development

Break (10:00-10:15am)
Session D – Opportunities for New York (10:15am-12:15pm)
Session Chair: Michael Razanousky New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

  1. Microgrids/Smartgrids, Michael Razanousky, NYSERDA
  2. Market Opportunities, Rob Pike, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)
  3. The Heart of a Microgrid, Dana Levy, NYSERDA
  4. Microgrids in New York: Short Term Priorities and Action Steps, Presentation NOT AVAILABLE James Gallagher, New York State Smart Grid Consortium
  5. The Devils (and Angels) in the Details, Margarett Jolly, Con Edison New York

Adjourn (12:30pm)
Boxed lunch available – please reserve in the registration form

Optional - (1:00 - 1:30pm) RPI Distributed Energy (DG) Test-Bed Tour - Jonsson Engineering Center - Tour of the RPI DG Test-Bed for those interested

Registration Form
- Deadline for registration is October 3rd. Space is limited so please sign up early.
Please click HERE for the workshop registration form

Parking Information

The workshop will take place in the Russell Sage Dining Hall at RPI. Free parking is provided to registered workshop attendees at the North Parking Lot. Please click HERE for directions to the North parking Lot and the meeting room. Note that, due to security reasons, the parking lot will only be open from about 10:30am to 1:30pm on Thursday and 6:30am to 9:30am on Friday (but one can drive out at any time.)

Hotel Information
Hilton Garden Inn 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180 (518)-272-1700

Best Western Franklin Inn 1 4th Street, Troy, NY 12180 (518)-274-8800