Buffet Breakfast: 7:30-8:00 am
Program: 8:00-9:00 am
Microgrids are a localized grouping of electricity sources that operate and connect to the centralized grid but can also disconnect and function autonomously. Microgrids serve several functions, they provide continuous electricity for buildings that cannot lose power, they serve as emergency shelters for municipalities preparing for resiliency in the face of increasingly severe weather patterns, and they support a flexible and efficient electric grid, by enabling the integration of renewable sources.
Join MEREDA for breakfast on April 14, 2016 from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at DoubleTree by Hilton in South Portland to learn from local energy experts as they discuss what microgrids are, how they function, and how they work with on site generation. They will also show examples of microgrids being used in major cities today.
About the presenters:
Dan Kelley is Sr. Vice President & Service Line Leader for Energy & Power Engineering at Woodard & Curran. A Maine native from Millinocket and graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, Dan has worked for engineering firms, consulting firms, equipment manufacturers, and EPC contractors over his 24 year career. He has concentrated in the power generation and heavy industrial markets initially with a transition to colleges, universities, commercial properties, hospitals, and light industrial markets of late.
Dan provides consulting and engineering services to meet the energy generation, conservation, and resiliency needs of clients across all markets. He has over two decades of project management, multidiscipline engineering, and process controls experience. He leads a highly skilled and collaborative team focused on delivering successful projects, from preliminary and detailed design to construction and commissioning to operations and maintenance.
Geoff Sparrow is Director of Engineering at ReVision Energy. Graduating with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, Geoff worked for one of the largest mechanical contracting companies in southern Maine before starting his own small business focused on commercial and residential construction and handyman services. Since joining ReVision Energy in 2006, Geoff has become NABCEP certified in both photovoltaics and solar thermal. Geoff is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Maine, and practices both mechanical and electrical engineering.