Microgrids and Rural Resilience

This session will describe various business models and technology considerations for improving rural resilience. Particular attention will be paid to microgrids. Co-ops who have successfully deployed microgrids will discuss what they have learned during the planning and procurement phases. They will also outline the key decision points in the process that led to a successful project.


  • Ben Schenkman – Energy Storage and Microgrid – Sandia National Laboratory                        
  • Chuck Richardson – Vice President, Engineering – South River EMC
  • Jan Ahlen – Director, Energy Solutions – NRECA