10th Microgrid Global Innovation Forum

  • September 9-11, 2019
  • London, United Kingdom

Optimizing hybrid renewable energy microgrids for off-grid and grid-tied environments

The microgrid opportunity around the world continues to grow significantly. One recent report forecasts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% between 2016-2022, reaching $35 billion by 2022. The reasons for this expected positive development include the falling cost of solar energy, advances in energy storage, the drive to mitigate climate change, and the cost savings associated with minimizing fossil fuels in remote generation systems. In addition, microgrids will play a central role in bringing electrification to rural and developing regions in which access to reliable, clean and affordable energy is a high priority.

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The 10th edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, September 10-12, 2019 in London, focuses on microgrid advances, case studies and applications in EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Organized by the Smart Grid Observer, the emphasis is on maximizing the effective use of renewable and distributed energy resources, refining the positive business model for a range of microgrid deployments, and sharing real-world case studies in both grid-tied and off-grid/remote environments. The event will focus on:

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Microgrid feasibility, design, and implementation
  • Refining the business case for off-grid, remote, and island microgrids
  • Solar + storage advances
  • Project financing and investor perspectives
  • Determining the correct technology mix for hybrid energy systems
  • Advanced battery, fuel cell, and flow battery technologies
  • Microgrid power control, management, and integration
  • Integrating distributed renewable energy resources into the grid
  • Effective project evaluation, implementation, and management
  • Regulatory and public policy advances
  • Standards and interoperability issues
  • Market drivers and opportunities worldwide
  • Utilizing renewables-centric microgrids to achieve climate change goals
  • and more

Why Participate?

End User Attendees: Special arrangements have been made to accommodate the participation of project owners, developers, and utility energy professionals from key developing markets throughout EMEA, Asia-PAC, and Latin America

  • Real-World Lessons: The emphasis of the event is on key take-aways from leading microgrid projects in a range of regions and deployment environments
  • Executive Networking: Strategic partnerships and alliances will shape the future of this industry. The event will foster interaction among key decision makers and stakeholders across the microgrid spectrum.
  • Results Oriented: Ample time is reserved for discussion of technology advances and projects at the forefront of microgrid development. Network with project principals and get up to speed on best practices and success strategies.
  • Financing sources: Summit attendees will learn about effectively planning and financing renewable energy and microgrid projects, and network with key investment professionals who are looking to support such projects.

An Open, Cross-Industry Networking Event

This event brings together technology thought leaders, project managers, system integrators, and development advocates for in-depth sharing of insights and experiences to date. The forum is technology-agnostic and open to all industry professionals and researchers working to optimize hybrid energy systems.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Microgrid project developers, owners, and entrepreneurs
  • Utility and energy provider executives
  • Solar PV, wind power, and renewable energy companies
  • Power control system and software vendors
  • Battery suppliers and energy storage companies
  • Regulatory and policy development professionals
  • Academic researchers, educators and professors
  • Financial and VC professionals
  • System integrators and project consultants


  • Takehiro Kawahara, Frontier Power Senior Associate, London, Bloomberg NEF
  • Peter H. Asmus, Associate Director, Utilities & Energy, Navigant Research
  • Dr. Thomas Hillig, Managing Director, THEnery
  • Dr. Enrique Troncoso, Director / Founder, Systeng Consulting
  • Friedrich Triftshausser, Manager, Direct Sales Project Management, MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH
  • Eugenio Dominguez, CTO, Hybrid Energy Storage Solutions (HESStec)
  • Alessandro Medici, CTO, Power-Blox AG
  • Dr. Jens Eiko Birkholz, Business Development Director, SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH
  • Dr. Nick Goddard, Commercial Director, Spinetic Energy Ltd
  • Dr. Mostafa Farrokhabadi, Director, Grid Analytics & Technology, BluWave~ai
  • Thomas Kalitzky, Managing Director, Qantic GmbH
  • Cameron Sutherland, Technical Director, Green Cat Renewables Ltd, UK
  • Dr. Ehsan Nasr, Senior Engineer, Microsoft US
  • Samit Mitra, Senior Director - Mini-Grid , Demand & Innovation, Smart Power India, Subsidiary of The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Gabriel Veilleux, Project Coordinator, Koh Jik ReCharge
  • Irene Calve Saborit, Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer, Sunkofa Energy
  • Dr. Sabine Auer, Founding Partner, elena international
  • Kay Aikin, CEO and Co-Founder, Introspective Systems
  • Alexandre Guillemot, President & Co-founder, Deepbloo
  • Arnaud Henin, Managing Director, Gommyr Power Networks
  • Tracy Kimathi, Founder and Developer, Tree_Sea.mals
  • Trey Jarrard, Co-Founder and CEO, Renewvia Energy Corporation
  • Nico Tyabji, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Sunfunder
  • Leslie Labruto, Head of Global Energy, Acumen
  • Emma Miller, Business Manager, Shell Foundation
  • Jens Jaeger, Policy & Business Development Manager (Asia), Alliance for Rural Electrification
  • Martyn Cowsill, Managing Director, MicroGen Renewables
  • John Zamnick, Fouder & CEO, Distributed Generation Ltd.
  • Matteo Vecchiato, Export Sales Executive, Espe Srl
  • Patrick Cousins, CEO and Co-Founder, Ferntech GmbH
  • Clay Crosby, Director, Business Intelligence, RVE.SOL - Solucoes de Energia Rural Lda
  • Sayan Chakraborti, Program Director, Minigrids and Renewable Energy, MRIGlobal
  • Cyril Colin, Co-Founder & CEO, Elum Energy
  • Ashok Chaudhuri, Senior General Manager, Ankur Scientific Energy Technologies
  • Daniel Schwab, Founder and CEO, Brightmerge
  • Paula Pulido, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Patience Bukirwa, Imperial College London
  • Pedro Torres, Federal University of Para
  • Jose de Arimateia, Universidade Federal do Para (UFPA/Brazil)

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Aug 5, 2019