The microgrid opportunity around the world continues to grow significantly. One recent report forecasts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the market of 12% between 2016-2022, while a second projects it to reach $35 billion by 2025 with a stunning 20.7% CAGR. The reasons for this include the falling costs of solar energy, advances in energy storage, the drive to mitigate climate change, and the cost savings associated with minimising fossil fuels in remote generation systems. In addition, microgrids will play a central role in bringing electrification to rural and developing regions in which access to reliable, clean and affordable energy is a high priority. 

The 7th edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, September 11-13, 2018 in London, focuses on microgrid advances, case studies and applications in EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The emphasis is on maximizing 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 association of the Forum.

Call for speakers:

Industry professionals who are interested in speaking at the event are encouraged to submit a proposal to by Friday, May 25, 2018.

More information:

Date events
11 September 2018 to 13 September 2018
London, UK


Ling Ng

Director of Communications & Marketing

+32 2 400 10 00