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Microgrid World Forum 2013 Presentations Available for Download (LBNL*)
The PDFs of presentations from Microgrid World Forum 2013 are now available for download. This includes those that did not make it onto the CD distributed at the event, or which had updates since being submitted. 
EETD Seminar: The Potential for Supply-Following Loads to Enable Deep Renewables Penetration in Electricity Grids (LBNL*)
Speaker: Jay Taneja Date: Wed, February 27, 2013 Location: 90-1099
EETD Seminar: Proactive Renewables Integration for Utility Distribution Planning and Operations (LBNL*)
Speaker: Emma StewartDate: Tue, March 05, 2013Location: 90-1099, LBNL
TODAY: i4Energy seminar on Submetering Solutions for the Smart Home and the Smart Grid
12:00 p.m.Friday, February 8310 Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
U.S. Military Bets $20 Million on 500 Electric Vehicles for EV-to-Grid Inititive
One of our projects made the news in
Map of Web-Opt and SVOW users
Click here for a map
Post Doctoral position available in the Grid Integration Group
The Grid Integration Group's (GIG) microgrid team within the Environmental Energy Technologies Division is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in Energy and Environmental Operations Research.
Microgrid Keeps the Power Local, Cheap, and Reliable
A California jail offers a glimpse of the economic and environmental benefits of locally generated energy. Microgrid Keeps the Power Local, Cheap, and Reliable
Video of "Performance of the Sendai Microgrid During the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami" now posted
The Keiichi Hirose seminar titled "Performance of the Sendai Microgrid During the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami" is now posted.
Performance of the Sendai Microgrid During the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami
TITLE: Performance of the Sendai Microgrid During the 2011 Earthquake and TsunamiSPEAKER: Keiichi Hirose, Sr. Research Engineer, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)LOCATION: Bldg. 90, Room 3122


General Microgrid News

DOE Issues Funding Opportunity for Innovations to Increase Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems
The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability issued a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Innovation for Increasing Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems, on February 8.
CIRED 2013 conference 10-13 June 2013 Stockholm
The 2013 CIRED Conference is the 22nd in the series and will take place in Stockholm, at the Kistamässan in Kista.
From the Connecticut Mirror: Microgrid project deadline nears. Do communities understand the concept?
"It was only for a few hours during Tropical Storm Irene, but the William W. Backus Hospital here still got a hard lesson on what losing power in the heat of summer meant.
Blog post from Scientific American: Are Microgrids the Key to Energy Security?
By: Melissa C. Lott A guest blog post from the Scientific American:
The Future of the Electric Grid
From report the abstract:
The Case for Energy Storage, Distributed Generation, and Microgrids
An IEEE commissioned report details how energy storage, distributed generation, and microgrids are likely to develop in the near future:
Grand Opening of NEDO Aperture Center Microgrid
The Aperture Center in Mesa del Sol, Albuquerque, New Mexico will be the test site for a commercial microgrid. The project is a collaborative effort between U.S. and Japan.
Industrial/PhD Courses in AC and DC Microgrids in theory and practice
From June 18 to June 20, 2012, an indistrial/PhD course in ACMicrogrids in theory and practice will take place at Aalborg University, Denmark.
A Moment of Truth for Microgrids
"The pet food industry has historically spent more on research and development (R&D) than the electric power industry (as a percentage of net sales).
A U.S. - South Africa Workshop
Smart Grid South Africa: A U.S. - South Africa Workshop, is taking place on 25-26 October 2011 at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. Workshop Opportunities Include: