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Microgrids and Distributed Generation: Opportunities and Challenges (1 LU)
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Microgrids and Distributed Generation: Opportunities and Challenges (1 LU)

When: Thursday, March 29, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, California  94104
United States

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There are many challenges facing our social infrastructure, but there are also opportunities. This interactive presentation will identify how the use of distributed generation and microgrids will do its part in making healthcare facilities and other social infrastructure, and specifically healthcare buildings more sustainable and resilient. It will also address the regulatory and environmental changes driving their adoption.


Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the operational and regulatory requirements that are influencing and driving healthcare operations
  2. Define the impact of California’s hugely successful renewable power initiative and the need to optimize its usage
  3. Understand the regulatory drivers and the changes that will be required to allow these technologies to operate not only as normal power, but also to support operations in prolonged power outages
  4. Outline system options and implementation strategies


About the Presenter

John Griffiths is the Managing Principal of CONTECH-CA Engineering, providing value-driven electrical engineering solutions.

John has led the electrical engineering for the first Microgrid supporting a Californian hospital. He is an electrical engineer and project leader with 30 years of experience. He has an extensive portfolio of successful projects across many building types and locations.

He has held senior positions at some of the world’s major engineering firms. John believes in providing his clients with a high level of customer service, quality and innovative sustainable solutions.


Pricing and Registration

  • AIASF Member: $5
  • General Admission: $10
  • AIASF Student Member: Free

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