USGBC’s Lunch & Learn: Microgrids & DERs in the Next Generation Energy Grid


Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
WSB University
701 Xenia Ave. South
Suite #300
Minneapolis, MN 55416
United States

Hosted by

USGBC, WSB University
Lunch & Learn: Microgrids & DERs

The program will examine the role Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) play in this ever-evolving energy grid. More specifically the focus will be concentrated on microgrids, and how more interactive grids will incorporate various types of distributed power generation. Current microgrids are used to achieve additional levels of resiliency for critical operations and to manage influxes of variable generation on the grid.

This educational program will explorehow scheduling and controlling the different renewable energy technologies through the use of microgrids will decarbonize our energy supply and increase the reliability of our energy systems. Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) has provided software solutions to manage grid operations within the energy system for more than 20 years. Past software solutions have included tools for managing DERs and microgrids, and this informed perspective will be featured throughout this program.

This will be an in-person lecture in Minneapolis with a webinar broadcast to others in our West North Central Region.

Relates to the following technologies


May be of interest to the following communities

Minnesotans building a clean energy future


    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission