PES/IAS: Introduction to Microgrids


Meeting of the Philadelphia Joint chapter IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies

The electric grid has been the focus of studies and research when it comes to reliability, efficiency, and improvements. One technical approach to enhancing the electrical gird is the microgrid. As defined, a microgrid is a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (DER) with clearly defined electrical boundaries that acts a single controllable entity with respect to the grid and can connect and disconnect from the grid to enable it to operate in both gird-connected or island mode. This presentation will cover what is a microgrid, its advantages and implementations with the national grid.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 28 Sep 2016
  • Time: 11:45 AM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • Two Commerce Square
  • 2001 Market Street Suite 600
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • United States 19103
  • Building: Burns Engineering, Inc.

  • E-mail or call Stas Muzylowski at or 215-979-7700 x7790.

  • Starts 06 September 2016 12:00 AM
  • Ends 23 September 2016 05:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • Admission fee (optional) ?


Mike Walton of Burns Engineering, Inc.


Michael Walton is the Director for Advanced Power Systems for Burns Engineering with a focus in the energy & utility markets.  Mike earned his bachelor of electrical engineering degree specializing in power systems from Drexel University and has over 13 years’ experience in the engineering and construction field.  Mike has helped clients in the industrial, higher education, transit, and commercial sector develop and implement advanced power systems including, medium voltage power distribution, SCADA, smart metering, grid communication networks, distributed generation, and microgrids.  

Mike Walton of Burns Engineering, Inc.



Lunch: 11:45 a.m. Presentation: 12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m.

* Public Transportation: SEPTA (Rail to 30th Street Station or Trolley to 22nd & Market Street) * Note: Registration closes on Friday, September 23rd at 5pm.