Eduardo Guerra  

Track C: Advanced Energy Systems
Wed/PM 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Global Business and Project Development Lead, Microgrids​ 
UL Solutions
United States
Destination Decarbonization: Design and Optimize Microgrids to Cut Carbon, Reduce Costs and Deliver Resilience

Today, energy demand is surging, utility tariffs are more complex and grid outages are making the evaluation of projects increasingly challenging. Meanwhile, the pressure is on to cut carbon emissions while providing reliable, low-cost power. The solution lies in distributed generation. But how do you design a DER that reliably meets the electric load, keeps the lights on when the grid goes down and cuts carbon and energy costs? Learn from the case study of a facility that developed a microgrid to meet these goals. See how energy modeling of distributed energy resources and side-by-side comparison of the technical and economic performance of various system configurations helped minimize risks and enable the successful development of a reliable renewable energy microgrid solution.  

Attendees will discover:
The complex variables to consider in designing effective distributed energy systems
The impact of stacking value streams (energy and demand cost savings, utility programs, incentives)
A real-world example of putting solutions into action

Eduardo Guerra has over 16 years of experience in energy efficiency, distributed generation and renewable energy in the private and regulated sectors. In his current role as the UL Solutions lead for grid-connected microgrids, Guerra leads the HOMER Grid advisory team, business development and project fulfillment. Before joining UL, he was the director of project development at Ecosave, where he was responsible for building the distributed generation business unit in North America. Earlier, he managed the implementation of non-wires alternatives (NWA) for the utility of New York City. Guerra holds a Bachelor and Master of Science Degree in Biochemical Engineering, a Master of Science in Energy Management with a focus on environmental engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business.

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