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Community MicroGrids: Renewable Energy and Resilience
Tuesday, February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Microgrid project in Freiberg, Germany
As the power shut-offs this Fall demonstrated so clearly, we can’t rely on the current system of centralized power suppliers, long transmission lines, and rigid, aging infrastructure to deliver electricity to consumers. We believe it’s time to make a change—and that’s why 350Marin is excited to be partnering with Environmental Forum of Marin at this timely community education event:
Community Microgrids: Renewable Energy and Resilience
Date: February 4, 2020
Where: Corte Madera Community Center
When: 6:30 – 9 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM with light refreshments)
Join join us and learn about a safer, more reliable, and climate-friendly way to power homes and businesses. Speakers will address:
- The interplay of distributed energy resources (think of the solar on top of your house), energy storage, and microgrids
- How communities in the future may be able to generate all, or most, of their own power to be entirely self-sufficient—and carbon-neutral
- The technical and regulatory progress and challenges in deploying microgrids, with updates on current microgrid projects in Marin and beyond.
This event features three presentations from experts:
- Peter Asmus, Research Director, Guidehouse, will focus on microgrids
- Ellie Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, The Climate Center, will describe the Advanced Community Energy (ACE) initiative
- John Sarter, Clean Coalition, will talk about community microgrid initiatives in California
The event will wrap up with a moderated Q&A discussion and an opportunity to visit partners tabling at the event—including us! We hope to see you there. For more information and registration, click here. To see and/or download the event flyer, click here.
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