Distributed Energy Technologies for Resilience  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
2 Hours
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (MT)

Denver, CO

0.20 CEUs

Unlike conventional back-up diesel generators, distributed energy technologies, such as battery storage coupled with renewable energy (RE) technologies and combined heat and power (CHP), can provide both energy resilience and cost savings. This interactive pre-event workshop will provide an overview of microgrids, battery storage, and CHP technologies including costs trends, use cases, and value streams from technical experts.


Emma Elgqvist, Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

Emma Elgqvist is an engineer in the Integrated Application Center's engineering and modeling group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). As part of the REopt team, Emma's work includes providing technical assistance and deployment guidance on renewable energy (RE) technologies to meet aggressive energy goals, conducting renewable energy screenings, and evaluating RE and storage deployment potential. Emma also leads the NREL efforts of FEMP's technical assistance program and assistance request portal, which provides agencies with support in the most critical areas of RE project development. Her education includes an M.S. engineering management, Colorado School of Mines, and a B.S. in industrial engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how distributed energy technologies can be used for cost savings;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of markets and drivers for battery storage and CHP systems; and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of microgrid definition, components, and use cases.

This workshop supports the following Federal Building Personnel Training Act of 2010 competency areas:

  • 4.1.1. Demonstrate knowledge of distributed generation options and regulatory requirements;
  • 4.1.2. Demonstrate knowledge of Renewable Energy Systems – Solar (Thermal and Photovoltaic), Wind, Biomass, Hydropower;
  • 4.1.3. Demonstrate knowledge of demand response strategies;
  • 4.3.3. Demonstrate knowledge of alternative financing options for energy projects;
  • 4.5.1. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to develop an Energy master plan; and
  • 4.5.10. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to provide peak load management.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: