Microgrids: They're Going to be Big

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Following Superstorm Sandy, there has been growing interest in installing microgrids as a way to increase resiliency of the utility grid. Adding on-site renewable energy generating systems, such as solar photovoltaics and small wind turbines, not only decreases the lifetime cost of the microgrid, but also helps meet sustainability goals of the microgrid owner. 

Join us in exploring some of the primary policy and technical advantages to installing microgrids, as well as some of the potential pitfalls. We’ll also hear why microgrids are likely to be a vital component of the power grid of the future.

Lara Croushore
Assistant Vice President & Deputy Director, Urban Innovation & Sustainability, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Ms. Croushore leads the strategy and implementation of policy and programmatic initiatives to strengthen industries that are key to New York City’s sustainable growth, including energy, sustainability, resiliency and clean technology.

Darren Hammell
Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Princeton Power Systems

Mr. Hammell co-founded Princeton Power Systems in 2001 after taking home top honors in the Princeton University business plan contest. He served as President and CEO until 2009, when he took on the responsibility of Executive Vice President of Business Development and later Chief Strategy Officer.