The 5th edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum will bring together energy professionals from around the world who are optimising the business model and performance of microgrids in remote, island, off-grid, and grid-connected scenarios. This is a unique opportunity to network with industry practitioners and innovators who are pushing the envelope of sustainable energy and leveraging this key technology for the future.

The event will focus on: 

  • Microgrid business model innovation 
  • Energy storage for microgrid applications
  • Financing strategies, opportunities, and criteria
  • System design and implementation 
  • Advanced energy management systems for microgrids
  • Microgrid productive uses in developing regions
  • Maximizing effiency of off-grid hybrid energy systems
  • Market-based, grid-tied microgrids
  • Modeling ROI-positive microgrids in rural development
  • Added value of microgrids and energy storage in the distribution grid
  • Using microgrids to manage distributed energy resources
  • Power control advances and technologies
  • Grid Modernization and transition toward the Digital Utility of the future

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.

Special deal for ARE Members and followers using the code ARE20: 20% discount on registration fees!


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


Ling Ng

Director of Communications & Marketing

+32 2 400 10 00