Microgrids are a localized grouping of electricity sources that operate and connect to the centralized grid but can also disconnect and function autonomously. Microgrids serve several functions, they provide continuous electricity for buildings that cannot lose power, they serve as emergency shelters for municipalities preparing for resiliency in the face of increasingly severe weather patterns, and they support a flexible and efficient electric grid, by enabling the integration of renewable sources.
Join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) for breakfast on April 14, 2016 from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at the DoubleTree by Hilton in South Portland to learn from local energy experts as they discuss what microgrids are, how they function, and how they work with on site generation. They will also show examples of microgrids being used in major cities today.
About our Presenters
Dan Kelley is Sr. Vice President & Service Line Leader for Energy & Power Engineering at Woodard & Curran. Dan provides consulting and engineering services to meet the energy generation, conservation, and resiliency needs of clients across all markets. He has over two decades of project management, multidiscipline engineering, and process controls experience.
Geoff Sparrow is Director of Engineering at ReVision Energy. Since joining ReVision Energy in 2006, Geoff has become NABCEP certified in both photovoltaics and solar thermal. Geoff is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Maine, and practices both mechanical and electrical engineering.
About the Event:
MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event: Energy Islanding: Creating Microgrids for Grid Resiliency and On Site Generation
7:30AM to 9:00AM
Doubletree by Hilton
363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, ME
Buffet Breakfast: 7:30-8:00 am
Program: 8:00-9:00 am
Registering for this Event
Member: $45 pp | Non-Member: $55 pp
Prices increase by $10 after April 7, 2016
Payment is expected at the time of registration.
No refunds will be granted to anyone who registers, but fails to attend or who cancels after April 7, 2016
Visit www.mereda.org for more information and to register.
This MEREDA “Morning Menu” Breakfast Event is Sponsored by Norway Savings Bank, ReVision Energy and Woodard & Curran.