ESTAP Webinar: Microgrid Technologies

April 4, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This webinar is intended to convey information to individuals and entities that may submit proposals under Round 2 of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Microgrid Grant and Loan Pilot Program. The webinar will include three presentations plus a questions and answers session. Presenters include Tom Bourgeois, Pace Energy and Climate Center; Dan Borneo, Sandia National Laboratories; Paul Michaud, Murtha Cullina LLP; and Veronica Szczerkowski from CT DEEP. The webinar is presented by Clean Energy States Alliance and will be moderated by Todd Olinsky-Paul of CESA.

The technologies to be covered include:

  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP or Cogeneration): This presentation will look at various technologies that are typically used in a CHP application, with emphasis on their potential value proposition for a microgrid project, and a description of the attributes of the site and end-users that make for an economically viable and technically feasible CHP system.
  • Energy Storage: This presentation will look at energy storage for microgrids (what to do, know and watch out for), with a focus on items to consider when adding an electrical energy storage system into a microgrid.
  • Renewable Generation: This presentation will look at the opportunities and benefits of deploying Connecticut Class I renewable energy generation systems, such as solar PV and fuel cells, for inclusion in a microgrid.