Implementing Microgrids in the Federal Sector: Introduction to Microgrids  

Education Type: 
Live Online
Duration: 
1 hour
Level: 
Introductory
Date: 
02-15-2023
Time: 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
FEMP IACET: 
0.2 CEU

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is helping agencies build awareness and expand existing knowledge of microgrids and their role in maintaining facility operations during power interruptions and providing the foundation for microgrid procurement. This training will include a discussion on the early phases of microgrid implementation, and introduce introductory microgrid concepts.

Implementing Microgrids in the Federal Sector: Introduction to Microgrids
Implementing Microgrids In The Federal Sector: Scoping Of Microgrids
Implementing Microgrids In The Federal Sector: Planning For Microgrid Implementation

Instructors

Chuck Kurnik, Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory   

Chuck Kurnik has broad engineering experience in energy; remote power, communications, and instrumentation; and manufacturing. He manages the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's support of microgrid implementation at three U.S. Marine Corps bases. He also manages the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Uniform Methods Project and DOE's Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals. In addition, he served as the site operations manager for DOE's Solar Decathlon.

Bharat Solanki, Ph.D., Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory   

Bharat has nine years of experience working in microgrid research and deployment. He has worked on several microgrid projects from the concept level to complete operating microgrid systems. He was previously a microgrid technical lead for Siemens Canada.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Define the term microgrid (DOE's definition);
  • Recognize the benefits of microgrids (e.g., priority missions and loads during an outage, risks and threats, economics, power quality,);
  • Identify the key components of a microgrid (e.g., generators, loads, infrastructure, controls, data communication); and
  • Describe high-level options for microgrid procurement and implementation/deployment.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: