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Take a Load Off: Distributed Generation and Microgrids

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014
  • 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, USM Campus, 34 Bedford St., Portland


Thank you to everyone who attended this event. Below are links to the speakers' presentation slides.

Speaker's Presentations:

Read a follow up article written by Kay Mann entitled, Distributed Generation, Microgrids and Non-Transmission Alternatives

Following up on E2Tech's successful forum on the needs of and issues with the regional electricity grid - the "macrogrid" - E2Tech is pleased to present a discussion of distributed generation (DG) and "microgrids" in Maine.  What resources are available to fuel these systems?  What T&D rate structure changes will support grid investment and reflect long-term benefits of locating DG in areas of reliability concerns? Benefits may include enhanced cyber-security, increased renewable sources of electricity like wind and solar power, and even integration of electric vehicles onto the grid.  This forum offers an opportunity for collaboration among ISO-NE, state policymakers and regulators, energy companies, and others on operational, planning, and market implications of these non-transmission alternatives.  Speakers will include:

  • Steve Hinchman, GridSolar, LLC
  • Laney Brown, Director, Smart Grid Planning & Programs, Iberdrola USA
  • Dan Kelley, Vice President, Power Engineering, Woodard & Curran
  • Eric Wilkinson, External Affairs, ISO New England

Woodard & Curran

If your organization would like to sponsor this event, please contact Jeff Marks at or (207) 956-1970.

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