Equals Darnell's Power Forum Plus Green Building Power Forum Plus Smart Grid Electronics Forum
Darnell's Energy Summit
Redefining Efficient Power for Buildings

Welcome to Darnell's Seventh-Annual
International Forum on DC Power and Micro Grids

Identifying Challenges, Progress and Opportunities for the use of DC Power Distribution in Facilities and the Creation of a Flexible and Dynamic Power Infrastructure

Now part of Darnell's Energy Summit, Green Building Power Forum (GBPF) addresses the occurring convergence of technologies that will change how buildings are powered. These technologies include the continued rapid growth of distributed generation resources (photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, fuel cells, micro turbines, etc.); the emergence of high-efficiency lighting technologies (especially solid-state LED lighting); wireless building automation systems; demand-side management of building energy use by electric utilities; and more.

"This is a dynamic period in the development of dc power distribution. The latest edition of the National Electrical Code is the first to include 380-Vdc power for buildings, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute has issued a 400-Vdc standard, the International Electrotechnical Commission is actively developing global dc-powering standards and there are a growing number of dc-powered data centers around the world. Darnell's Green Building Power Forum is the only place where global thought leaders gather on an annual basis to assess progress and plan next steps, including the emergence of software-defined microgrids. This year, we have co-located GPPF with Darnell's Power Forum and the Smart Grid Electronics Forum as part of Darnell's Energy Summit, giving you an opportunity to attend any sessions of interest during these simultaneous events." - Jeff Shepard, President, Darnell Group

The Seventh Annual Green Building Power Forum will consider all aspects of building power including both high-voltage and low-voltage dc distribution, hybrid ac and dc distribution architectures, and dc microgrids.

The Green Building Power Forum will serve the needs of a broad community of stake holders including:

  • Design engineers and engineering management
    • Computing, communications, lighting, white goods, etc.
  • Component and equipment makers
    • Distribution panels, lighting systems, etc.
  • Distributed generation system makers
    • PV panels, fuel cell systems, micro turbines, etc.
  • Utilities
    • Electric Power Research Institute, local utilities, etc.
  • Government and other organizations
    • Department of Energy, EPA, government labs, universities, etc.
  • Facilities Designers, Engineers, Architects, Builders and Operators
    • Critical facilities, commercial/industrial buildings, etc.
  • Industry and Financial Analysts

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