March 12, 2013 - Microgrids are evolving as a smart solution for enhancing energy reliability, resiliency and security of the electric grid, particularly in the face of major natural disasters. Infocast, a leading provider of deal-making events in renewables and cleantech, announces its second Microgrids: Military & Commercial Summit scheduled for April 29-May 1 in Arlington, VA will explore the latest needs, plans and strategies surrounding the evolution of microgrids from a commercial and military standpoint.
Hurricane Sandy’s utter devastation impacted the majority of the power grid on the East Coast and had demonstrated the value of microgrids as a viable solution within military, campus, commercial, government, healthcare, education and industrial segments. The microgrid sector is poised for significant growth over the next five years. Forecasters predict a 467 percent growth in revenue from $3 billion to $17 billion from 2013 to 2017. Hear case studies exploring successful installations, assess the cost-benefit equation for adoption of particular technical solutions and obtain real world assessments of microgrid performance in the face of Hurricane Sandy. read more>>>