Smart Energy Marketplace Opening Live Microgrid "Unplugging" Ceremony
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST
Location: Smart Energy Marketplace + Microgrid Theater
The opening event of the Smart Energy Marketplace features opening remarks from EMerge Alliance Chairman, Brian Patterson about the transformation of our existing grid to a highly resilient, adaptive and environmentally improved "Grid-of-Grids architecture. Immediately following will be a featured "Symbolic Unplugging' when the "Live - multi-tier, distributed intelligent, advanced transactive microgrid powering part of the show floor with renewable energy, will be "islanded" from the local utility power grid and run on previously stored renewable energy generated on-site at the convention center. VIP's and Invited Guests will help in this "NOT SHOW STOPPING" event by demonstrating the resiliency benefits of microgrids when bulk grid power is interrupted and later restored.