With just a few weeks to go before the inaugural On-Site Energy Conference & Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina, we’re still announcing exciting additions to the agenda. Yesterday, we unveiled a bonus general session panel—“Exploring the Position and Trajectory of On-Site Energy”—which will feature leading distributed energy system developers, designers and original equipment manufacturers on April 12. Following our annual awards ceremony, representatives of Capstone Turbine Corp., Schneider Electric, UGI Performance Solutions and Ener-Core will join me on stage to discuss the changing landscape of regional, national and global on-site energy markets, from CHP and trigeneration to industrials, microgrids and critical facilities. We’ll discuss the state and direction of on-site generation writ large, breaking down key areas of market growth, outlining core market drivers, new technology, financing solutions and more. The companies joining me will provide broad insight on the state of the marketplace through the lens of their respective offerings and verticals. I’m thrilled to be a part of this discussion, and I hope you can join us.
As you may know, our event is co-located with the International Biomass Conference & Expo, the world’s largest “all things bioenergy” event. We’ll be sharing a general session stage with the biomass conference, and I encourage our on-site attendees to stick around on April 12 for Biomass Magazine’s annual roundtable conversation with U.S. bioenergy association leaders including representatives of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, the American Biogas Council, the Biomass Power Association and others.
Our on-site energy tour on Monday, April 11 are filling up rapidly. We’ll be touring the Alevo battery manufacturing plant in Concord, North Carolina, followed by a tour of Duke Energy’s demonstration microgrid back in Charlotte. We still have seats on the bus, but I’m advising attendees to register for the Monday tour sooner rather than later, as it is expected to sell out. Our Thursday tour, as well, is quickly reaching capacity.
I want to thank Mike Morris, senior business development manager of distributed energy generation at Constellation, for moderating our combined heat and power panel on April 12. Mike will oversee a session titled “Understanding How Advanced CHP/CCHP Systems are Planned, Built and Commissioned.” It should be a good one.
Furthermore, I’d like to thank Peter Ledford, regulatory council for the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association for moderating our April 13 panel on energy storage. That one is titled “Beyond Backup: Understanding the Multifarious Role of Energy Storage in Microgrid Applications, ” and it too should be both timely and interesting.
The On-Site Energy Conference & Expo will bring together commercial, institutional and industrial energy professionals who are evaluating or already managing on-site power and thermal energy technologies. Over the course of three days, we’re coupling industry-leading content with networking opportunities for those engaged in on-site energy asset installation, project finance operations and maintenance.