AEENCC Microgrids Seminar

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AEENCC Microgrids Seminar

South East Chapter

April 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Association of Energy Engineers-National Capital Chapter invites you to join us for an incredible seminar on microgrids on April 19.

The use of microgrid arrangements can help achieve multiple end-user sustainable goals and financial targets on a smaller scale.  As an aspect of a modernized energy delivery system, microgrids can push forward the regions electricity infrastructure through the integration and optimized use of distributed energy resources (DERs). Microgrids also offer the potential for greater resilience for important buildings and communities, affording participating entities greater control over their energy demand and costs.  Despite these benefits, few microgrid developments have materialized in the region or elsewhere. This seminar will cover the basics of microgrid arrangements, example use cases for microgrid developments (including those well-suited for the DC Metro region), and how existing challenges to their deployment were overcome in neighboring states and localities.

Michael Aimone
Senior Advisor, The Roosevelt Group.
Michael Aimone is a senior advisor with The Roosevelt Group. Mr. Aimone has nearly 46 years’ experience serving in various leadership positions in the Department of Defense, the United States Air Force, and private industry.
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:  Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy, Executive Director, DoD Siting Clearinghouse, Chief Business Systems and Information (2012-2016) Battelle Memorial Institute, Vice President for Strategy Development (2009-2012) United States Air Force (1999-2009)

Itamar Lopes
Microgrids & Decentralized Energy Systems – Energy Services Business Unit, AECOM
AECOM is a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges.
Delivering clean water and energy. Building iconic skyscrapers. Planning new cities. Restoring damaged environments. Connecting people and economies with roads, bridges, tunnels and transit systems. Designing parks where children play. Helping governments maintain stability and security.We connect expertise across services, markets, and geographies to deliver transformative outcomes. Worldwide, we design, build, finance, operate and manage projects and programs that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people’s lives.

Guy Warner

Chairman and CEO, Pareto Energy LTD

Pareto Energy’s brain trust of financial planners, engineers and attorneys has created a microgrid platform called GridLink.

GridLink consists of (1) a legal framework for consumer self-organization and self-management of microgrids, (2) power electronics for affordable, safe and reliable interconnection with the utility

grid, and (3) decision support software to optimize microgrid investments and operations.
Unlike other microgrid business models that invite utility opposition, GridLink ensures an equitable sharing of microgrid benefits between microgrid users and utility rate payers and shareholders.

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University of Maryland
8278 Paint Branch Drive
College Park, MD 20742 United States

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