University of Pittsburgh Energy Grid Institute

Pennsylvania is uniquely positioned to be a national leader in microgrid innovation. We are equipped with an abundance of natural gas resources, renewable energy options, innovative distribution and storage technologies, and home to universities, utilities and manufacturers focused on driving microgrid technology and innovation.

This summit provides a forum for Pennsylvania leaders to learn about and discuss plans to provide resilient power for its communities that sets the state as a preeminent leader in microgrids.

When and where:

September 19, 2018

7:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m., continental breakfast and lunch will be served

Eaton's Power Systems Experience Center
130 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086

4:00 p.m. - Optional tour: University of Pittsburgh–GRID Institute at the Energy Innovation Center
1435 Bedford Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3675
**Personal transportation required

Who should attend?

  • Consulting and design companies
  • Electrical contractors
  • Healthcare, education and utility facilities-affiliated employees
  • Federal, state and local government agencies
  • Facility owners and operators
  • Renewable energy manufacturers

Confirmed speakers/panelists:

  • Burns Engineering
  • The Efficiency Network
  • FirstEnergy
  • PECO
  • Peoples Natural Gas
  • Pittsburgh Airport
  • UL
  • University of Pittsburgh–GRID Institute at the Energy Innovation Center
  • UPMC
  • Westinghouse Electric Company LLC.

Event agenda includes:
Panel discussions and case studies focusing on microgrid technology, end user experiences, and financiers and developers that turn microgrid into a reality, a demonstration of an on-site active microgrid and lunch with leaders. Also, an optional tour of the University of Pittsburgh–GRID Institute at the Energy Innovation Center.

Keynote speaker: Dennis Davin, Pennsylvania Secretary of Community and Economic Development

View full agenda here.

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