Energy Across America: A Policy Discussion on Microgrid Technology

From powering remote villages in rural Alaska to delivering reliable energy to military bases, microgrids are transforming the way energy is delivered to isolated regions and beyond. While microgrids have traditionally been used for their capability to function independently (or "island") from the rest of the grid, new uses for this technology are rapidly developing.

On Thursday, December 3, The Hill held a discussion on the future of energy delivery. Policymakers, researchers, and technology and energy industry experts discussed the value of microgrids in the event of a natural disaster or homeland security threat, how microgrids allow for integration of alternative energy sources, and what policy and regulatory reforms are necessary to facilitate the integration of microgrids into the larger power supply system.

 

 

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Featured speakers:

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Nathan Adams, General Manager, Microgrids North America, ABB Inc.
Bill Gausman, Senior Vice President of Strategic initiatives, PEPCO Holdings
Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment
Charles Hanley, Senior Manager, Grid Modernization and Military Energy Systems Group, Sandia National Laboratories

 

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