Microgrid Knowledge Conference

Microgrid Knowledge (MGK) Conference 2024 is the intersection of education, advocacy and collaboration on the mission-critical pathway to NetZero unity.

MGK Conference is a unique gathering of a diverse spectrum of stakeholders, including developers, generators, regulators, financiers, and large energy consumers from various sectors such as manufacturing, colleges, healthcare, transportation and military. This three-day conference and expo is designed to foster learning, knowledge sharing and making meaningful connections.

Come Hear Us Speak!

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
From Queues to Quick Deployment: Navigating Grid Interconnection Delays with Bridge Power
Speakers: Rod Walton – Microgrid Knowledge and EnergyTech (Session Chair), Bill Lowry (Exelon), Ian Walch (Enchanted Rock), Phil Fischer (Black & Veatch), Colby Cox (DC Byte)
Location: Harbor Ballroom CDE

Utility interconnection queues have surged. The average project now takes five years for interconnection, compared to two years in 2018. Delays in interconnection can result in missed revenue for power users, including data centers, EV fleets, and manufacturing facilities which can’t bring online new facilities fast enough to meet exploding customer demand. Faced with these dual challenges, new approaches are needed. Solutions exist that can provide reliable prime power before grid power arrives and protect from power outages after interconnection, eliminating the need for costly backup. In fact, leveraging one energy asset for bridge power and backup power can save millions of dollars. This panel will gather insights from several impacted industries, highlighting distinctions between 4-season and yearly markets and the augmented need for reserves.

Start: 4/22/2024


Location: Baltimore, MD

Type: Conferences

Primary Contact: Ian Walch, Director of Channels, iwalch@enchantedrock.com