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The 5th Annual DERs & Microgrids Connect Summit

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  • Sep 12, 2023

The 5th Annual Summit will have a core focus on driving the integration and connectivity of DERs into our national energy ecosystem, from large C&I facilities, DoD installations, and utilities, to City and County levels. By joining us, you will walk away

Nov 8, 2023 - Nov 9, 2023

National Harbor , Maryland

The Sunset Room

$990 if purchased by October 6th | $1190 Standard registration afterwards

Energy Central Member Discount: 10 percent off registration

Energy Central Member Discount Code: ECMEMBER10

Roosevelt Strategic Council's 5th Annual DERs & Microgrids Connect Summit will take place this November 8th and 9th at The Sunset Room in National Harbor, Maryland.  Sessions for the 5th iteration will focus on this years theme "Evolving a Distributed and Decarbonized Energy Future.” 

The Speaker Faculty and Agenda are designed to bring together stakeholders and experts from diverse sectors to build greater collaboration and information sharing in order to help evolve a more distributed and decarbonized energy future for our Nation. 

Over 35 Speakers. Early Confirmed Speakers Include:

The Honorable Gene Rodrigues
Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity
U.S. Department of Energy

The Honorable Brendan Owens, SES
Assistant Secretary, Energy, Installations and Environment
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment

James Van Nostrand
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities

Alicia Knapp
President and CEO
BHE Renewables, LLC

Ahmed Mousa 
Utility of the Future

Peter Muhoro
Chief Strategy, Technology & Innovation Officer
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative 

Vibhu Kaushik
SVP,Global Head of Utilities and Energy Storage

Valerie Katz
Deputy Director, Sustainability
Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Chris Thurston
Director of Energy and Sustainability
Lineage Logistics

Boris Kort-Packard
Chief Engineer, Global Vehicles
FedEx Express

Raghusimha Sudhakara
Vice President, Distributed Resources Integration
Con Edison

Jason Elliott
Head of Cross Portfolio and Ecosystems

Robert Hughes
Executive Director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives
U.S. Army

Huiyi Jackson, Ph.D.
Director, Clean Energy Technologies and Policy
Edison Electric Institute

Kirk Phillips
Director, Office of Energy Assurance
U.S. Air Force 

Saifur Rahman
2023 IEEE President & CEO | Director, Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute

2023 Summit Key Focus Areas Include but not limited to :

  • Evolving on site generation and storage opportunities for large facilities and installations: Technical and operational best practices for integrating storage, building-integrated photovoltaics (PV),microgrids, EV charging stations and more

  • Innovations in long duration energy storage capabilities and market evolution

  • Emerging utility operational and business models to support customers’ renewable energy goals including connecting in front of and behind the meter storage, renewables, EVs and microgrids

  • Developing microgrid projects at the county, city, industrial and DoD installation level 

  • Medium and heavy EV fleet charging: what needs to be occurring now to prepare for the near future 

  • Technologies to support grid connection capacity management of DERs including the supporting telecom networks

  • Facility level technologies to support connectivity and management of EV, DERs, and microgrids 

  •  OT Cyber security for facilities and grid cyber resilience

  • Financing for microgrids and DERs projects 

  • Policy landscape


Gain Education & Insight

For Large Energy Consumers in the Built Environment, you will walk away with knowledge gained towards how to improve your facilities’ energy efficiencies, resiliency and environmental sustainability through integrating DERs and microgrids.

For Utilities, you will gain insight towards evolving technologies, policy and procedure for supporting a distributed energy infrastructure for our Nation

For Industry, you will learn what your current and potential customers and partners need from you!

Build Partnerships

Meet new customers, partners and clients! The Summit is designed to bring together a diverse group of senior stakeholders from across the built environment, the grid, and industry solution providers who do not necessarily engage on a daily basis in order to build new professional networks and expand collaboration.

Ample Networking and Interactive Sessions allow all in attendance to interact in meaningful and beneficial ways throughout the Summit


Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Designed as an interactive ‘Town Hall’ forum, all attendees are encouraged to engage in dialogue and discussion with each other and the speakers during each session.

Industry: Sponsor, Exhibit or Attend in order to showcase your capabilities to a variety of potential customers and partners and help influence the path forward towards a connected and distributed energy ecosystem!