The Microgrid Global Innovation Forum 2015 brings together thought leaders, energy executives, and project managers from around the world for focused networking and information sharing concerning the design, implementation and operation of hybrid energy, renewables-centric microgrids. The emphasis is on maximising the effective use of sustainable distributed energy resources, refining the business model for a range of microgrid deployments, and sharing real-world case studies of noteworthy off-grid, island, remote, and grid-tied systems.   

Organised by the Smart Grid Observer, the Forum will be a unique opportunity to network one-on-one with fellow industry practitioners and researchers who are working to enhance the performance and ROI of hybrid microgrids in a range of deployment scenarios. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Microgrid feasibility, design, and implementation
  • Refining the business case for hybrid, renewable energy microgrids
  • Solar + storage advances
  • Utilisation of energy storage for microgrid scenarios
  • Advanced battery, fuel cell, and flow battery technologies
  • Microgrid power control, management, and grid integration
  • Optimising the management of distributed renewable energy resources
  • Effective project evaluation, implementation, and management
  • Project financing
  • Standards and interoperability issues
  • Market drivers and opportunities worldwide

The audience for the Forum includes microgrid project developers, owners, and entrepreneurs; utility and energy provider executives; renewable energy professionals; energy storage providers, technology researchers, investors and regulatory representatives, and more.

Early bird registration pricing of 595€ for the two-day Forum is in effect through July 31, 2015.  For full information and to register, visit 

16-17 September


Date events
16 September 2015 to 17 September 2015
Barcelona, Spain