The 5th edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum focuses on microgrid advances, case studies and applications in EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The emphasis is on maximising the effective use of renewable and distributed energy resources, refining the positive business model for a range of microgrid deployments, and sharing real-world case studies in both grid-tied and off-grid/remote environments. The event will focus on: 

  • Microgrid feasibility, design, and implementation
  • Refining the business case for off-grid, remote, and island microgrids
  • Solar + storage advances
  • Project financing and investor perspectives
  • Determining the correct technology mix for hybrid energy systems
  • Advanced battery, fuel cell, and flow battery technologies
  • Microgrid power control, management, and integration
  • Integrating distributed renewable energy resources into the grid
  • Effective project evaluation, implementation, and management
  • Regulatory and public policy advances
  • Standards and interoperability issues
  • Market drivers and opportunities worldwide
  • and more

ARE is a supporting organisation of the Forum. ARE President Ernesto Macias will deliver a keynote speech addressing the potential of microgrids in the off-grid context. ARE Members will also share successful microgrid case studies models such as pay-as-go payment and productive uses of renewable energy (PURE) for anchor business models.

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Date events
05 September 2017 to 06 September 2017
Barcelona, Spain


Ling Ng

Communications & Marketing Officer

+32 2 709 55 42