Microgrids : Game-Changing Solutions for Developed and Developing Electricity Grids Brought to you by
About this Webinar <ul><li>Submit your questions in the GotoWebinar presentation window </li></ul><ul><li>Follow along and...
About the Panel #TECLive Christine Hertzog  is a consultant and focused on navigating the electricity ecosystem of emergin...
<ul><li>Phases of energy modernization: </li></ul>We expect a microgrid solution to be implemented in phases: Reduce deman...
Energy Poverty <ul><li>What if every day was a blackout condition? </li></ul><ul><li>Would it impact your local economy? <...
UN Initiative <ul><li>UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Univer...
MicroGrids Work Group <ul><li>Active outreach to companies with experience in planning, building, and financing microgrids...
Example: Solar Trailers in Haiti <ul><li>Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) </li></ul><ul><li>Power ...
Cost and Time Effective <ul><li>Trailer deploys in an hour </li></ul><ul><li>Batteries are distributed to community and re...
<ul><li>Developed World </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adds reliability to the distribution grid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integra...
Thank You for Joining Us <ul><li>This webinar will be available on-demand at  www.TheEnergyCollective.com.  Stop by to lea...
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The Smart Grid enables new business and operations models for the electricity supply chain. Microgrids offer great promise to embed new technologies in the distribution grid ranging from generation, energy storage, and intelligent consumption solutions.

Proponents of these technologies argue that they are capable of:

Improving overall reliability on both sides of the grid/microgrid junctures
Reducing operating costs
Expediting introduction of these technologies into the distribution grid – the weakest part of the supply chain in the developed world.
Offering cost effective and timely solutions to eliminate energy poverty – the lack of electricity - in the developing world.
Can one Smart Grid innovation have such broad applications? Our panel will explore the benefits of microgrids and the challenges to full realization of those benefits on a global basis.

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  • Smart Grid solutions are gamechangers for utilities – you will need to transition from limited ratepayer engagement models to multi-channel consumer engagement and enlightenment models. Most business focus on growth models. Utilities have always been able to grow without selling more because consumers use more anyway. Now how will you adjust to no growth or reduced usage. And if you are thinking that the status of your utility will never change, just remember: “In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin
  • These are the components of our Consumer Focus Strategy. Our topic today focuses on communications and education for internal and external audiences, and these activities are tightly integrated to Change Management. As we’ve said before, the Smart Grid is transformational, and the transformations that occur within a utility are as vitally important as the transformations that consumers will face with electricity. Therefore, we always start with Change Management as the first step in the Consumer Focus Roadmap to create the right foundation for the technology, process, people, and cultural changes to support consumer-centric operations. We’ll talk more about some of the other components of the Consumer Focus Strategy at upcoming seminars in July and August, so just offer this very brief overview of the Consumer Focus model. Benchmarks are key to fully assess your investments in any introduction of new technologies or services, because you can create a snapshot of before and after the project is completed. Benchmarks give you a foundation to set specific goals or key performance indicators to monitor overall program progress and achievement of goals. The Consumer Focus Model offers the end state vision of how you want to communicate, educate, engage, and enlighten consumers. Its akin to having a destination for a vacation trip. You may not know exactly what restaurants you’ll be dining at on that San Francisco vacation trip, but you know you’re going to San Fran, and that alone drives a lot of decisions. Budget, project plans with risk mitigation and the proper technology foundation are the other important elements to address to ensure successful transformations.
  • The Change management team has to first focus on a communications plan for internal audiences, and then build the external plan. These are some of the most important considerations to build internal and external communications plans. We’ll explore each of them in more detail in following slides. Risk Communications - This approach is based on research into risk perception factors that are common among people – regardless of gender, culture, age, ethnicity and so on. Message layers – communicating Smart Grid project benefits generally challenge the short attention spans of most humans. This process of consistent message building blocks overcomes that problem Resource Alignment – your careful planning about messages can be blown away by an unprepared messenger. Our methodology addresses that concern. Communication touchpoints – we have an abundance of channels to deliver messages, and our approach helps you identify and master the relevant ones for any internal or external communications plan. Communications plans are translated into tasks with deadlines, resources, dependencies, and budgets, and must be documented in the project plan for your Smart grid initiative. It’s the only way to track that your messages are aligned with project milestones, and is an easy way to manage accountability.
  • Smart Grid solutions are gamechangers for utilities – you will need to transition from limited ratepayer engagement models to multi-channel consumer engagement and enlightenment models. Most business focus on growth models. Utilities have always been able to grow without selling more because consumers use more anyway. Now how will you adjust to no growth or reduced usage. And if you are thinking that the status of your utility will never change, just remember: “In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin
  • Devolution, from a biological perspective, means a degeneration. From a civics perspective, it means a descent down or a transfer of power. Your communications plan, a key tool in effective change management tactics, is equally applicable to internal and external audiences. We’ve consulted with clients in a range of industries, and the trend is unmistakable – companies want to build opportunities to add products and/or services to increase the revenues per customer. While many utilities currently enjoy a natural monopoly for delivery of electricity, the potential is there for intermediation. Therefore, utilities that want to not only survive but thrive in this disruptive environment introduced by Smart Grid solutions need to organize operations to build trusted advisor relationships with consumers that create significant barriers to entry for competing energy service providers.
  • Microgrids: Game Changing Solutions (Webinar)

    1. 2. Microgrids : Game-Changing Solutions for Developed and Developing Electricity Grids Brought to you by
    2. 3. About this Webinar <ul><li>Submit your questions in the GotoWebinar presentation window </li></ul><ul><li>Follow along and share your thoughts on Twitter at #TECLive </li></ul>How you can share
    3. 4. About the Panel #TECLive Christine Hertzog is a consultant and focused on navigating the electricity ecosystem of emerging technologies and markets, and author of the Smart Grid Dictionary, which explains smart grid terminology used by utilities, regulators, manufacturers, and more. Joe Sugg is Assistant Vice President of University Operations for Santa Clara University, where he manages a smart microgrid initiative for the University campus and has been a leader in creating a more sustainable campus facility. Steve Luker is Chief Technology Officer for Boeing Energy, and has over 20 years of experience in large-scale power and light project development. He’s previously been President of Balance Energy Solutions, and CTO for Lockheed Martin Defense Systems. Liam Dohn is a Project Manager responsible for developing the microgrid business within Siemens Energy. Previously, he has worked with the Siemens in-house strategy consultancy, and as a Finance Manager in GE’s in lighting and distribution businesses. Katherine Hamilton is a director with Quinn Gillespie and Associates and a longtime clean energy advocate, advisor, and expert witness, with a background designing overhead and underground electrical systems.
    4. 5. <ul><li>Phases of energy modernization: </li></ul>We expect a microgrid solution to be implemented in phases: Reduce demand Onsite generation & storage Advanced Controls Grid independence <ul><ul><li>Building management system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lighting retrofits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HVAC upgrades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building envelope improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced metering (water, gas, electric) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gas turbines < 50 MW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generator sets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diesel or natural gas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thermal and electric </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of renewables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solar and small wind </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electric vehicle infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure energy management system to balance supply and demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic demand response programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimization of power system based on performance metrics (economics, carbon footprint, reliability, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic connect and disconnect from main grid to meet specific performance outcomes (economics, carbon footprint, reliability, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operate grid independent for an extended period of time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total security (physical and cyber) </li></ul></ul>Source: Siemens
    5. 6. Energy Poverty <ul><li>What if every day was a blackout condition? </li></ul><ul><li>Would it impact your local economy? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Would it reduce educational opportunities? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would it impede business development? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Would it limit your quality of life? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Would it negatively impact health of citizens? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would it disproportionately impact women and children? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1.4 Billion people live in energy poverty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Another 1 B have unreliable access </li></ul></ul>Proprietary and Confidential
    6. 7. UN Initiative <ul><li>UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Universal energy access by 2030 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UN-Energy: collaboration of 20 agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UN Campaign on Sustainable Energy For All </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UN Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible for education and public/private partnerships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MicroGrids Work Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Build a practitioner network focused on addressing the barriers to achieving the project goals </li></ul></ul></ul>Proprietary and Confidential
    7. 8. MicroGrids Work Group <ul><li>Active outreach to companies with experience in planning, building, and financing microgrids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify barriers to project success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Financial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business models </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document and share best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foster strategic partnerships to promote energy access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interested companies contact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] - Co-Chair MicroGrid Work Group, United Nations Foundation </li></ul></ul>Proprietary and Confidential
    8. 9. Example: Solar Trailers in Haiti <ul><li>Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) </li></ul><ul><li>Power & Energy Society (PES) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Solutions Initiative (CSI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low-cost, low-logistics, open-source solutions for electricity generation and distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solar Trailer: charges 12V batteries for single-purpose use </li></ul></ul></ul>Proprietary and Confidential
    9. 10. Cost and Time Effective <ul><li>Trailer deploys in an hour </li></ul><ul><li>Batteries are distributed to community and recharged each day </li></ul><ul><li>Cost = $14K USD </li></ul><ul><li>Business opportunities for entrepreneurs to own and manage trailers </li></ul><ul><li>Other solutions use wind or pedal power </li></ul>Contact: larsen@slac.stanford.edu Ray Larsen, Co-Chair, CSI Proprietary and Confidential
    10. 11. <ul><li>Developed World </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adds reliability to the distribution grid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrates renewables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrates storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates new forms of consumer participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Could improve quality of life in disaster situations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developing World </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminates energy poverty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrates renewables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrates storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates new forms of consumer participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improves quality of life </li></ul></ul>Microgrids – A Matter of Perspective Proprietary and Confidential
    11. 12. Thank You for Joining Us <ul><li>This webinar will be available on-demand at www.TheEnergyCollective.com. Stop by to learn more and share your comments. </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with our panelists on The Energy Collective using the Search feature </li></ul>
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