UL, Schneider Electric and Boston Mayor’s Office Speakers Added to HOMER Microgrid Conference

The 7th annual HOMER International Energy Conference is starting soon, and we are continuing to add exciting new speakers to the lineup. Don’t miss this opportunity to join us from October 7-8 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, MA, and to hear microgrid experts from around the world present their experiences with grid-tied and off-grid distributed energy systems.

Brad Swing

Among the new speakers are Brad Swing, Director of Energy Policy and Programs, for the City of Boston, Office of the Mayor. Brad will be talking about microgrids and the city’s smart utilities policy. Brad developed the Smart Utilities Program, which coordinates utility infrastructure planning at the earliest stages of the development review process, and initiated district energy, microgrid, solar, and green building programs. Brad advises the Mayor and the Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space on all local, state, and federal energy policy issues.

Gregg Morasca

We would also like to welcome Gregg Morasca, Vice President, Strategic Customers, Schneider Electric, North America. Gregg will be providing an inside look at the new microgrid for the Port of Long Beach, California, the nation’s second largest port. Currently under construction, the $7.1 million project will replace diesel generators with renewable energy, and help California meet its stringent zero emissions goals. The microgrid, which will be engineered, built, and operated by Schneider Electric, will also boost security and resilience for the port.

Schneider Electric will be hosting a tour of its Advanced Research facility in Andover, MA, on Sunday, October 6th. We still have a few openings to tour this Microgrid and learn about some of the world’s most advanced microgrid technologies. Participants must be pre-registered for the tour to attend, and must also be registered to attend the HOMER International Microgrid Conference.

Jared Leader

Another speaker joining the lineup at the HOMER International Microgrid Conference is Jared Leader of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). Jared played a key role in a recent effort to organize stakeholders to develop microgrid policies and regulatory innovation for the District of Columbia. Washington, DC is exploring ways to modernize the grid there, including new, distributed renewable energy resources and microgrids.

Colin Tareila

Finally, Colin Tareila, Global Lead for Hybrid Systems and Energy Storage and John Doty, Senior Solar Engineer, both at UL, will be speaking on the topic of due diligence for microgrid systems, including safety, performance expectations, codes and standards, and technical due diligence.

John Doty

To explore microgrid technologies and market trends in greater depth, join the industry’s top professionals—developers, engineers, financiers, and policymakers—at the 7th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference, Oct. 7-9, in Cambridge, MA. Tour an advanced microgrid at Schneider Electric and experience a day of training on the HOMER Energy microgrid design software.

Join us at the Virtual 8th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference, October 12-16, 2020.