Energy Grid: Getting Regional Power to the People

From AIA New York website

Distributed energy, island energy, Combined Heat and Power (CHP), micro-grid – these are some of the terms architects and engineers will need to know about for the future of energy distribution. The capacity and integrity of our vulnerable power grid is increasingly threatened by climate change, terrorism, and increased demands in our technology driven society cousing general capacity overloads. Ther recent 2013 blackout that started on a hot day in a minor power plant in Cleveland, shut down Ontario and then darkened the entire Northeast, illustrates this point effectively. When the grid goes down, as it did during Superstorm Sandy, safety and recovery are greatly compromised. Will your community or your project be vulnerable?

This program will provide details you need to plan CHP and micro-grid projects. It will provide technical and energy planning tools for conversions, metering, controls, and thermal power generation. There are great opportunities already available, but there are also roadblocks to using these means to protect your projects from power loss. Speakers will cover not just the nuts and bolts of how to plan for and implement micro-grid technologies into projects, but also how to convince communities and clients alike, how to work with or around local, state, and federal government policy, and what you need to understand about the role of the Power Authority.

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October 29, 2014 at 6pm - 8pm
AIA New York Center For Architecture
536 LaGuardia Pl
New York, NY 10012
United States
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