CampusEnergy2020 offers two pre-conference workshops for attendees to choose from. Enjoy peer-to-peer conversation in these interactive in-depth workshops. 

Thermal Distribution Workshop

Monday, February 10, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm and Tuesday, February 11, 8:00 am-4:00 pm

This in-depth workshop will enable utilities directors, system designers, operators, and safety professionals to develop an in-depth knowledge of the technology, operations and maintenance of district heating and cooling thermal distribution systems on campuses and in communities and cities. With a focus on best practices and peer exchange, the workshop format enables deeper discussion among industry professionals responsible for design, construction, maintenance and optimization of underground steam, hot water and chilled water piping systems. Attendees can expect real-world case examples and active dialogue among experienced industry professionals.  Key takeaways will include proven approaches for delivering highly reliable service and customer satisfaction with an emphasis on safety and emergency preparedness and response. Additional Fee Applies.

Microgrid Workshop

Monday, February 10, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm and Tuesday, February 11, 8:00 am-4:00 pm

This workshop will feature experienced industry experts in the design, operation and optimization of community-scale microgrids, including integration with combined heat and power and district energy systems as core foundations. Using real-world cases, the workshop format will enable interaction and discussion of best practices and scenarios. The workshop will cover the flight path of a microgrid from concept to completion, including the phases of designing, permitting, building, operating and optimizing a multi-building microgrid.  Participants will discuss how to plan and build a microgrid including key drivers, hurdles, and regulatory and market access issues.  In addition, participants will discuss regional regulatory and policy settings and evolving market opportunities. A special end-user panel will discuss how microgrids create customer value, enhance business continuity and strengthen safety and security in communities through more resilient energy infrastructure. Additional Fee Applies.