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Energy Commons (10-063)

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02142

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and significant grid defection due to renewable technology penetration, microgrids and community energy systems (MG & CES) have become a significant focus of technologists, policy specialists, and academics. Despite the efforts of state governments in North America, MG & CES face extreme challenges from electric utilities, regulators, and market economics as a whole.

In this session, students and faculty will learn and collaborate through MG & CES case studies and market analyses carried out by Travis Sheehan, MIT, and Lincoln Laboratories researchers. Topics of the workshop include:

  • Strategies to implementation: Boston's Community Energy Study, Boston Microgrid Workshops, Boston Pilot Projects
  • Defining the challenges: a review of regulations, statutes, and market structures with group brainstorming
  • Defining the opportunities: a review of system design components, customer classes, resiliency benefits, and revenue structures

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The talk will be hosted in our brand new Energy Commons (now open to all affiliated energy students) in Building 10-063. RSVP today! (Limited capacity seating.)

A small reception will be held following the talk. Please reach out to Lauren Azzola at lazzola@mit.edu with any dietary restrictions or questions about the event.

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