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Residential Microgrids: The Path to Adoption

Residential Microgrids: The Path to Adoption


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Sustain SoCal presents
a Weekly Community Teleconference Series

Residential Microgrids: The Path to Adoption

June 25 2020 Teleconference Recording

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 2 pm – 3 pm

Presenters:

AJ Perkins
President
Instant On, LLC

 

Tim McDuffie, PE
Sr. Business Development Engineer
Smarter Grid Solutions

 

Welcome remarks by: Scott Kitcher, President & CEO, Sustain SoCal

Please join us on Thursday, June 25  for a look at a changing energy industry.

Microgrids are getting their day in the sun, and their expanding implementation in energy infrastructure serving residential areas are a sign of how much disruption is already taking place. Energy storage, solar, demand response, and smart controls/devices can answer energy problems at lower costs, opening new business models that even the oldest utilities have to adapt to. Learn how microgrids are changing the landscape of energy, offering not just reduction, but resiliency and revenue in a customer centered, utility supported model.

Sustain SoCal invites it members, strategic partners and guests to dial-in to our weekly Community Teleconference. Held each Thursday at 2 pm Pacific time, these informal interactive discussions are led by Sustain SoCal members and address strategies and solutions within our recovery and beyond as they relate to energy, supply chain management, transportation, water, human capital management, agriculture, smart cities, cybersecurity, waste stream management, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), cleantech economic development, ESG and impact investing and more.

To participate in this week’s teleconference, you must be pre-registered. Each upcoming teleconference will require a separate registration. Registrants will receive the dial-in teleconference phone number and an access code the morning of the dial-in event. For questions or assistance in registering, please Email info@sustainsocal.org

About the Sustain SoCal Community Teleconference Series:

These informal interactive discussions are led by Sustain SoCal members and address strategies and solutions within our recovery and beyond as they relate to energy, supply chain management, transportation, water, human capital management, agriculture, smart cities, cybersecurity, waste stream management, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), cleantech economic development, ESG and impact investing and more.

About the Presenters:

AJ Perkins
President
Instant On, LLC

With a background spanning over 25 years of building businesses (on an island in the middle of the Pacific), Mr. Perkins recently took the helm of Instant On (IO), a battery, fuel cell and controls distributor for microgrid solutions after turning DR Microgrid into the number one Microgrid Integrator in CA. He helped DR Microgrid protect homes and businesses from the ongoing public safety power shut-offs by integrating advanced microgrids connected to demand response. Together these companies source technologies and equipment and design, build and commission revenue producing microgrids that allow a home or building to island itself and continue operations in the event of a grid shut down. This microgrid provides energy independence and becomes an asset to the utility company by providing grid support in times of high need by giving them access to clean, predictable power from the microgrid thus providing a revenue to the host customer. Mr. Perkins is a highly sought-after speaker and has written white papers and op-eds for the industry and is quoted frequently in publications as a Subject Matter Expert. He has spoken recently at the largest solar and energy storage conference in North America, the largest B2B cannabis gathering in the world and in January spoke at the NAHB International Builder’s Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. He currently sits as an advisor to the California Energy Alliance (CEA) for their Demand Response Task team which works with the California Energy Commission (CEC) to update CA Title 24 policy for 2022. He has worked with and been recruited by some of the largest energy companies in the U.S. like Lockheed Martin Energy, ENERNOC, C-Power and GI Energy to service Commercial and Industrial client’s energy needs.

 

Tim McDuffie, PE
Senior Business Development Engineer
Smarter Grid Solutions

Tim has extensive experience as an electrical engineer and has integrated solar+storage systems totaling more than 120 MW over the past 10 years. Tim chairs the CALSSA Smart Grid Committee, where his main focus is helping utilities and developers understand the full value of grid-edge DER in an increasingly decentralized electric grid.

 

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