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Improving Economics, Sustainability, and Reliability in the Building Energy Sector with a Thermal Microgrid

What do you get when you overlay a smart, sustainable total energy microgrid onto a downtown area or campus? The smartest, clean energy solution available for multi-building complexes. This innovative
March 13, 2019
2:00pm EST - 3:30pm EST

What do you get when you overlay a smart, sustainable total energy microgrid onto a downtown area or campus? The smartest, clean energy solution available for multi-building complexes. This innovative approach to electrification and decarbonization also compounds savings and improves reliability. Thermal microgrid technology combines system-level optimized thermal services, heat recovery, renewable energy, and electric power management through distributed communications and control technologies. Striving to provide an in-depth understanding of this technology, the City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) partnered with Stanford University and EDF Innovation Lab to create tools to support municipal utilities in evaluating the feasibility of deploying thermal microgrids in urban areas. The tools consist of: 1) a white paper describing the technology, economics, and market of thermal microgrids in comparison to alternatives; 2) a case study report describing the Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI) project, in which their campus-wide cogen system was replaced with a new renewable electricity powered heat recovery system with low-temperature hot water distribution; 3) a suite of tools for assessing technical and economic feasibility of thermal microgrid; and 4) two municipal case studies applying the tools to carry out feasibility assessments.

This webinar will educate you on the thermal microgrid technology, its benefits, and run through the tool suite for feasibility assessment. Your utility will have the chance to learn about this new district energy system and apply tools and findings from the project to see how thermal microgrid technology can fit in your community.

City sustainability managers and utility employees in generation and fuels, energy services, economic development, resource managers, and customer programs will find this webinar and information most valuable.

Join DEED on Wednesday, March 13th at 2:00 PM EST to hear from staff at CPAU, EDF Innovation Lab, and Stanford University, that planned and executed this project.
 

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Registration/Fee Information

  • FREE to DEED Members
  • $109 for Association Members, Individual, and Corporate Members (Non-DEED)
  • $209 for Non-Association Members
  • Click here to register for the Improving Economics, Sustainability, and Reliability in the Building Energy Sector with a Thermal Microgrid webinar. 

Log-In/Call-In Information

  • Log-in information for each webinar will be sent out the morning of the event (around 10:30 a.m. Eastern). If you do not receive the reminder email, please contact Janet Araque at 202-467-2942 or [email protected].
  • Registration is for one phone line and one computer. If you have multiple employees participating in this webinar from the same organization and all are in the same location, it is permissible to have multiple people listen in via speaker phone.
  • Attendees can also use voice over internet protocol (VoIP) when they log into the webinar, as an alternative to using their phone line. This option allows participants to play the webinar audio through their computer’s microphone and speakers.

Accreditation

  • This webinar is worth 1.2 CPE/.1 CEU/1.0 PDH credits
  • The completion certificate is only available to the person who registered for the webinar and attendance is confirmed by the webinar report log.
  • Links to all presentations and an audio recording will be sent out 1-2 days after the webinar occurs.

Submit Questions in Advance

To ensure topics of interest are covered sufficiently, we encourage registrants to submit topics and questions prior to the webinar. Please submit questions/topics to [email protected].

Questions?

Contact Janet Araque, DEED & Engineering Services Assistant, at (202) 467-2942 or [email protected]