Microgrids play an important role in the development of a smarter electric grid and present security and safety challenges which must be addressed. Ever wanted to attend the National Defense University? On June 18, 2013, the Department of Energy and the National Defense University will co-host the Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) Industry Day. Industry Day will provide organizations interested in implementing a secure microgrid with guidance on assessing their facilities’ needs, translating them into procurement requirements and assembling the necessary site data package for bidders.

This event is open to all stakeholders with an interest in the development of secure microgrids, ranging from policy and regulatory bodies and equipment vendors to those tasked with the development of standards and specifications and the utilities that will be interconnecting with these microgrids.

Industry Day Highlights:

  • Performance Metrics for Evaluating New Microgrids
  • Approaches to Controlling Architecture Specifications
  • Utility Interconnection and Service Agreement Issues
  • Cybersecurity
  • SPIDERS Technology Case Studies including lessons learned and results of the Phase 1 Operational Demonstration performed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH).


June 18, 2013
8 a.m. E.T.
National Defense University
300 5th Avenue
Fort McNair, DC 20319-5066 

Register soon as space is limited. Attendance is limited to one representative per energy company/agency office/university lab. All confirmed registrants will receive a confirmation email with location information and meeting agenda.