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Holdmann to be featured speaker in Microgrid 2021 Virtual Conference

Alaska Microgrid Group cofounder and board member Gwen Holdmann has been selected to speak in a panel discussion on June 1 at 9:00 am Alaska Time on "New Strategies to Hasten Microgrid Adoption in Remote Regions."

More than 800 million people worldwide still lack reliable power, most of them in developing countries. What will it take to electrify these regions with microgrids, minigrids and nanogrids? This panel will discuss strategies to speed the process.

The panel will be moderated by Will Heegaard, Operations Director, Footprint Project. Other panelists include:

  • Oscar Aitchison, Power Systems Engineer, Engineering & Operations, Okra Solar

  • Samantha Childress, Solutions Architect Manager, Microgrid & DER, Schneider Electric

  • Jesse Gerstin, Director, Sustainable Business Development, SimpliPhi Power

  • Zihe Menge, Senior Associate African Energy, RMI (formerly Rocky Mountain Institute)

From May 11 to June 3, the Microgrid 2021 Virtual Conference will explore topics from economical energy, sustainability, electric reliability and future impact. There will be a pre-recorded presentation as well as a live Q&A event.

Full agenda of speakers and topics can be found at Note all times displayed on Microgrid Knowledge are Eastern Time (ET).

Photo of Gwen Holdmann
Gwen Holdmann is a founding AMG board member.


Registration for the virtual conference is free to those who attend the live event. Register in advance at .


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