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Roosevelt Strategic Council Presents Opportunities for DERs, Microgrids, & Energy Storage for Smart Cities, Military Installations, Federal Buildings & Private Sector


On September 17-18, 2019 in Alexandria, VA senior leaders from Utilities, Federal and State Governments, Industry and Academia convene for two days of educational dialogue and plenary sessions at Roosevelt Strategic Council's Microgrid and DERs Summit. Attend the Summit and learn about opportunities for these capabilities at the federal, military, state, private commercial and residential sectors.

Washington, DC, July 16, 2019 --(PR.com)-- The focus and goal is to bring together a cross sector of strategic business leaders, innovators, end users and technologists to pave the way for increased DERS penetration and microgrid projects including at the city, federal and military level. Equally, the Summit will also develop the strategic business models and cover regulatory affairs.

“Our forum serves as a catalyst for collaboration across varying sectors that ultimately need to work as a holistic group to bring many of the projects and innovations to fruition. It will allow everyone to gain an understanding of the near future state and how best to move forward,” stated Monica Mckenzie, Managing Partner, Roosevelt Strategic Council.

Over 30 speakers will present, including:

- Dr. Lance D. Hansen, SES, Director, CERL, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
- Mr. DV Rao, SVP, Strategy, CMS Energy Corporation
- Ms. Gurdeep Kaur, CISO, PSEG
- Mr. Bill Eger, Energy Manager, City of Alexandria, VA
- Mr. Rick Welton, Senior Director of Distribution Planning and Operations, Ameren
- Mr. Walker Wright, VP, Public Policy, ENGIE Storage

Topics to be covered include:

Technical Focus: Integrating capabilities into current IT /OT ecosystems and the grid

- Capabilities needed from a distributed energy resource management system (DERMS)
- Cyber resiliency for an expanding IT/OT footprint
- Developing an Interconnected Microgrid Network
- Supporting advanced data analytics for optimizing DR, energy efficiency, and DER management
- Energy storage technical advancements, including EV as a DER
- Utilizing a VPP for Distributed Energy Storage
- Cloud computing, remote connectivity, and visibility of the edge: where to store your data?

Business / Strategic Focus: Evolving business models with energy storage

- Business and operational models for utilities towards microgrids and DERS
- Meeting DoD installation energy needs for increased resiliency and reliability
- Regulation, standards and interoperability issues, including data governance
- Risk Management: Building effective strategies to increase resiliency, improve response time and enhance overall system robustness
- The role for DERS and microgrids in emerging smart city planning

The Summit is open to the public but seating is limited. Learn more by visiting Roosevelt Strategic Council at: https://rsouncil.org/microgridandders
Contact Information
Roosevelt Strategic Council
Monica Mckenzie
917-435-1266
Contact
rscouncil.org/microgridandders

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