Implementing Microgrids in the Federal Sector: Scoping of Microgrids   

Education Type: 
Live Online
Duration: 
1 hour
Level: 
Introductory
Date: 
02-28-2023
Time: 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
FEMP IACET: 
0.2 CEU

This webinar is the second in a series of four describing how to implement microgrids in the federal sector. It explains the microgrid scoping process. A microgrid must have clearly defined boundaries, loads and resilience goals. Developing the microgrid scope includes working with stakeholders, identifying priority loads, and understanding compliance requirements, vulnerabilities motivating a microgrid, and the site's existing infrastructure.

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:

  • Identify stakeholders;
  • Recognize statutory compliance requirements;
  • Identify priority missions and buildings;
  • Describe existing distributed resources and data communication systems; and
  • Identify factors motivating the need for a microgrid at a site.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: