Powering the Grid: How Are We Going to Electrify America?

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

With the massive push to electrify our buildings and communities that is about to be upon us under the new federal administration, now is the time that design-build teams need to assemble around innovative, cost-effective, and pragmatic approaches to deliver the electrification of America. With the integration of batteries, the sun’s power can not only produce energy, but can be charged and discharged at the right times to lead to carbon-free energy, 24/7. Design-build delivery and integration is crucial to cost effective, renewable microgrids. Learn the point of view of designers, vendors, Owners, and installers and how we are going to get this done, together.

Session Learning Objectives:  1. Understand how renewables and storage are being deployed to grids more resilient and robust 

2. Understand the current best practice in microgrid design buildings 

3. Describe the benefits and financial realities of electrification and battery deployment 

4. Determine how to procure appropriate renewable and storage systems

Kevin Hydes, PE, Peng, CEng, LEED Fellow

Chair and Founder

Integral Group

With over 30 years of experience as an engineer, Kevin Hydes has spent the past 20 years focusing on green design and advancing its cause. He is internationally renowned as a leader in sustainable design, and for his contributions to the green building movement for which he was recognized with a USGBC Leadership Award in 2019. As Integral Group’s founder and first CEO & President, Kevin established a reputation as an innovator, pioneer, and green business leader.  In 2020 he assumed the position of Chair of Integral Group’s board working in a balanced leadership partnership with Integral Group’s CEO, Bill Overturf. In his new role Kevin is responsible for thought leadership, driving innovation across the firm, working with global clients on ground-breaking projects, and continuing to promote the values, vision and beliefs upon which he founded the firm.  Kevin served as the Chair of the USGBC for 2005-2006, was a founder and director of CanadaGBC and a former Chair of the WorldGBC.

Sam Brooks


Integral Group

A passionate leader a seasoned background in each stage of advanced energy project development — including strategic planning, advanced analytics, design, and financial project structuring — Sam helps clients cut energy costs, risks, and carbon. With a reputation for challenging conventional wisdom, Sam excels in breaking through traditional cost barriers to renewable energy, microgrids, and zero carbon.


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1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available