Macro Meets Micro in the Grid of the Future

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By Nicole Geneau

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This session examines efforts to coordinate improvements for the transmission system to enhance capacity, gain efficiency, and strengthen the ties between regional operators at the macro level and ensure adequate generation to meet future demand. The panel will talk about what it means to be a “prosumer” and showcase examples of how microgrid applications are being designed, implemented, and funded, by featuring local model projects. Find out how macro and micro align to enable resilience, and learn about financing strategies to add your facility into the mix.

Moderator: Geoff Oxnam, Founder & CEO, American Microgrid Solutions, LLC & Chair, Board of Directors, MCEC

Jake Friedman – VP, Project Development, Strategic Accounts, GreenStruxure
Nicole Geneau – SVP, Development, AlphaStruxure
Jana Gerber – President, North American Microgrid, Schneider Electric
Barbara Tyran – Director, Macro Grid Initiative
Michael Yambrach – Interim Chief, Office of Energy & Sustainability, Montgomery County

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About the Author

nicole geneau

Nicole Geneau

SVP, Development

Nicole Geneau is a tested leader with over 20 years of experience spanning clean and alternative energy, finance and investment, commercialization of innovation, strategy, and professional services. At AlphaStruxure, she leads the development team and supports developers to guide customers and deals in the pipeline from start to close.

Prior to AlphaStruxure, Nicole was Strategy and Market Development Director for Mortenson’s Integrated Energy Solutions business, actualizing electrification trends across the company’s vertical / commercial and energy /infrastructure operating groups. This includes incorporating electrified transportation systems, microgrids, distributed energy resources and utility grid modernization.

Nicole also brings extensive industry experience as a leader in large-scale renewable energy development. She was previously Development Director for NextEra Energy Resources where she was a key member of the team that delivered $2.5 billion of capital investment in renewable energy generation facilities in Canada. She was responsible for market entry strategy, development, landowner contracts, PPA negotiations, community and stakeholder engagement, government relations, siting and permitting, construction, operation, and financing. Prior to NextEra, Nicole managed a portfolio of investments in energy technologies working extensively with utilities and research institutions to foster innovation in the sector.

Nicole is a Sloan Fellow in Leadership & Innovation from MIT, a Fellow in Economics of Energy from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (University of Reading, UK) and has a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University in Canada.

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