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  • Monday, March 25, 2019
  • Wilber Attends Microgrid Forum

Last week, ACEP engineer Michelle Wilber attended the 9th Microgrid Global Innovation Forum — North America in Washington, D.C.

Wilber heard from and networked with researchers, thought leaders, utilities, energy providers, project managers, equipment suppliers and others about the latest technological and design developments for hybrid renewable energy microgrids as well as implementation and operation of such grids.

A workshop on the final day focused on economic valuation and financing. Wilber said people across the U.S. are highly interested in the resilience and environmental benefits of microgrids. However, they face economic and regulatory hurdles. Thus, Alaska’s existing microgrids can indeed be great places to quickly deploy and test new technologies that may face additional hurdles in other parts of the world.

 

Michelle Wilber attended the 2019 Microgrid Global Innovation Forum. Photo by Michelle Wilber.