Spurring Development: The Case for a Microgrid Portfolio Standard

Spurring Development: The Case for a Microgrid Portfolio Standard
Recorded on Wednesday, August 31, 2016:


1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern US Time

The microgrid development industry, like renewables and energy storage in past years, is in a state of “opportunistic development,” where a certain, location-specific set of circumstances can make a microgrid project financially viable.  The industry is facing a similar set of challenges, namely that the broad range of grid benefits – including the growing idea of the “value of D” – do not accrue to the party making the capital investment.  In renewable development RPS requirements and tax incentives jumpstarted the industry, and similar incentives are encouraging storage development.  The microgrid industry would see a similar increase in activity and technology development with the implementation of a Microgrid Portfolio Standard (MPS).

This webinar will examine the economic impact of an MPS with similar overall cost as previous RPS expenditures, in light of existing feasibility study data made public through NYSERDA’s NY Prize initiative.


Tom Bucher,
Senior Associate, Commercial Energy, BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON


John Tull
Senior Manager, Utilities Management, AMTRAK

Dirk van Ouwerkerk
Principal, ANBARIC

Michael Wu
Special Assistant, Office of the Assistant Secretary
for Installations, Environment, and Energ

Erin Dolleris

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How It Works

The 90 minute session is interactive and you will be able to submit questions -live- to our esteemed speakers - via computer during the session. However, please note that since this is a discussion and not a formal presentation the only visual elements will be the information contained herein.
You will receive confirmation of your registration via email.
A separate email sent a (business) day before the webinar will include a toll free dial-in phone number and access code to dial into the seminar. It will also include the Internet address and login instructions to access the webinar.
At the time of the interactive session, you will call into the toll-free number via phone or speakerphone and log in to the special website. You will follow the presentation on the web; the Instructors will manage the timing and page changes of the presentation directly.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions at specified times during the presentation. All participants will be able to hear both the questions and answers.
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