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Webinar: Modeling Clean Resilient Power for Maryland Communities

Microgrid Institute

Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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Microgrid Institute will host a free public webinar on Thurs., Feb. 5, 2015, at 2:00 EST, to provide information and address questions about the Olney Town Center microgrid R&D project. 

Background: The Olney Town Center microgrid R&D project team – which includes Microgrid Institute, Green Energy Corp., Schneider Electric, North Carolina State University, and Pepco Holdings Inc. – is working to research, design, simulate, and test advanced control systems for a prospective community microgrid at Olney in Montgomery County, approximately 20 miles from Washington, D.C. Additionally, the project will compare and contrast the Olney model against a second prospective microgrid deployment in Prince George’s County.

During the webinar on February 5, the project team will provide an overview of the project with details about its objectives and approaches to microgrid technology development. 

“Microgrid technologies offer communities the promise of an energy system that’s not only highly resilient, but also clean and sustainable,” said Michael Burr, director, Microgrid Institute. “Design objectives for the Olney Town Center microgrid project include improving reliability and resilience, while at the same time raising energy efficiency and reducing climate footprint by at least 20 percent.” 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) selected the Olney Town Center proposal as one of seven projects to receive funding under an $8 million program to support research, development, and testing of advanced technologies for improving community energy resilience. NETL agreed on September 30 to provide approximately $1.2 million in funding assistance for the Olney Town Center microgrid project over a two-year period, beginning Nov. 1, 2014. At a project kickoff meeting and site tour in Montgomery County on December 9, the team welcomed DOE Acting Deputy Undersecretary Dan Ton and representatives of Los Alamos National Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

Principal roles in project execution include:

  • Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI) (Washington, D.C.): Collaborating, assisting, and cooperating with the project team on network modeling and system design, stakeholder engagement, and analysis of regulatory and financing options.
  • Burr Energy LLC dba Microgrid Institute (Little Falls, Minn.): Serving as prime contractor and project manager, providing advisory support to the project team, and assisting efforts to define microgrid design objectives, use cases, and regulatory and financing options.
  • Green Energy Corp. (Eugene, Ore.): Providing the GreenBus® Microgrid controls platform as well as leading the team’s research, development, and design activities, and leading analysis of test results.
  • Schneider Electric (LaVergne, Tenn.): Providing power engineering analysis, supporting equipment data and modeling efforts, and contributing a prototype 100 kW bi-directional inverter for use in microgrid system integration, analysis, and testing.
  • The Future Renewables Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center (Raleigh, N.C.) (National Science Foundation Gen-III Engineering Research Center at North Carolina State University): Leading and executing all microgrid control systems testing, and supporting engineering analysis and test results reporting.


About Microgrid Institute: Microgrid Institute ( is a collaborative organization that addresses key factors affecting the development of microgrids and distributed energy assets. Efforts focus on market development, regulatory and financial analysis, and project development support. Microgrid Institute is an independent initiative of Burr Energy LLC. 


About Green Energy Corp: Green Energy Corp. ( is a full-service provider of sustainable power, water and agriculture systems (Ecosystems) for localized communities. The company has established an Enterprise Platform comprised of engineering, software technology, financing, construction, operations and maintenance for industrial, commercial and residential based Ecosystems. The foundation of the Ecosystem is the renewable-centric microgrid. The company’s GreenBus™ and Microgrids as a Service (“MaaS”) products are based on open source software, cloud computing, and extreme scalability – allowing Green Energy Corp to rapidly deploy microgrids and complete Ecosystems.


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