Microgrid RODEO Summit
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, February 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM (CST)
Research on Distributed Electricity Operations
CEO, General Microgrids
Terry Mohn serves as Chief Executive Officer of General MicroGrids, Inc., located in San Diego California. The company is a portfolio development company that engineers, builds and operates clean and renewable electric energy meeting the demands of utilities, municipalities, military bases and communities. Read Terry's full bio here.
Director of Development, Carbon War Room
Ann Davlin joins us from the Carbon War Room, an NGO founded by Sir Richard Branson to find business solutions to climate change. Ann will be speaking about the Carbon War Room's 10 Island Challenge, a program that aims to transition islands to 100% renewable energy by accelerating commercial investment in microgrids. Read Ann's full bio here.
About the Summit
Join other researchers at a first-of-its-kind summit about important work in the field of microgrids: the Microgrid Research on Distributed Electricity Operations (RODEO) Summit.
Microgrids are broadly applied and of growing interest as a significant feature of next-generation power systems. Used today by ships, off-shore oil platforms, as well as island communities and remote towns, microgrids are being increasingly evaluated by college campuses, and industrial and military facilities to optimize efficiency and effectiveness during both normal operations and emergencies.
The Microgrid RODEO Summit, hosted by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Electromechanics, will feature presentations on current research directions, develop effective collaborations to advance the field and help identify important unmet research needs.
This summit would be of particular interest to researchers who are already working on microgrids. Practitioners who want to better understand future trends are welcome to attend, but the Microgrid RODEO Summit will focus on what new technology is needed to make better microgrids available in the future, rather than one that focuses on best practices in the field.
Research professor, Mechanical Engineering
Assistant professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Abstract Submission deadline is Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at 5 p.m. CDT. Abstract submissions received by Dec. 2, 2013 at 5 p.m. CDT will receive a discounted registration rate.
Abstracts describing microgrid research in the following and related topics are encouraged:
Architecture; Controls; System Modeling; Planning; Reconfiguration; Emergency operations; Load management; Interactions among microgrid operations and/or home energy management systems and/or utility operations; Efficiency; Reliability and availability; Protection, e.g. circuit breaker philosophy; Cybersecurity; Communication systems; Applications.
Abstracts, limited to two pages, must be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word document. Files should be no larger than 10 MB.
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