IEEE Denver Section PES.IAS Chapter May 2018 Meeting


Microgrids Overview


This presentation will provide an overview of the elements of a modern microgrid, examine why microgrids are relevant in the industry today, and describe the engineering challenges to be solved in fielding a microgrid. We will identify the major components of a microgrid, recognize the challenges facing broad microgrid adoption, and discuss motivation for utilities to consider using microgrids to increase resiliency during catastrophic events.

  Date and Time




  • 1475 S Pearl St
  • Denver, Colorado
  • United States 80210
  • Building: The Tavern Platt Park
  • Room Number: Crestone Room (Upstairs)

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Brett Bashford


Brett Bashford is a Project Engineer at POWER Engineers and a licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado.  He has been with POWER for six years primarily focused on SCADA and automation projects.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho in 2009 and 2012, respectively.

Michael Garcia


Michael Garcia received the B.S. Degree in Engineering with an Electrical Emphasis from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, in 2009.  He is currently an Electrical Engineer with POWER Engineers, Inc. and has eight years of experience in power systems studies and protective relaying.  Mr. Garcia is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.

Cost: IEEE member: $15.00 for dinner; Non-IEEE members: $20.00 for dinner; Student IEEE members: free dinner. Please bring valid IEEE or student ID.

No charge to anyone who wants to attend only the presentation (no dinner).