Mission-Critical Microgrids
Date & Time
Thursday, May 25, 2023, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The electrification of emergency service fleets is an inevitability, but our infrastructure was not designed to accommodate an all-electric fleet. The power needs of mission-critical electric vehicles (EV) are unique, and beyond the capacity of our current electric grid and backup generators. The fire service, and other service providers with mission-critical responsibilities, must develop robust, resilient charging systems able to operate in extreme conditions. This Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) must be able to function even when the power is out, especially during a disaster. The fire service needs microgrids: a combination or local power generation, storage, controls and distribution designed to meet the unique loads required for emergency service EV fleets. Microgrids provide many other benefits including community-level resiliency, safety and security; and thankfully, they are obtainable through energy-as-a-service financing. Because they produce power they also produce value, making them a practical investment for a public-private partnership. The time is now to begin planning and designing your infrastructure for an electric future, and it will include microgrids.
Location Name
Grand Ballroom D-G
Full Address
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
1 S Broadway St
St. Louis, MO 63102
United States