September 22, 2020 - Webinar: Community Microgrid, where Resilience Meets Economics and Clean Energy

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    Community Microgrid, where Resilience Meets Economics and Clean Energy

    The Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) Community Microgrid (CoMWIT) project stakeholders include WIT, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Headworks facility, Fire Station 39, and Low-Income Mission Main Building, which will benefit more than 400,000 Boston residents. CoMWIT primary stakeholders Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), Eversource, and Dr. Ganji will talk about their findings on the CoMWIT study, the barriers and challenges, and how they have addressed them using the collaborative environment built as a result of this MassCEC-funded project.


    About the Presenter:

    mehdi ganji


    Dr. Mehdi Ganji

    R&D Committee Chair and leads Willdan’s Smart Cities Team

    Mehdi Ganji is IEEE Smart City R&D Committee Chair and leads Willdan’s Smart Cities Team, expanding the knowledge of smart grid technology across the company—with emphasis on power system grid resiliency, reliability improvement, and smart grid technologies. Dr. Ganji has been the Principal Investigator of a number of microgrid projects in the State of New York (NY PRIZE), Massachusetts, and California. Currently, he is leading the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Smart Campus project in Turkey. As an executive consultant to Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, he has worked on more than 30 smart grid research and implementation projects focused on the development of microgrid planning and operation applications for different market segments, and the identification of the various microgrid business models. His areas of interest include energy markets, data analytics, and its role in Smart Cities applications, electric vehicle integration, transactive energy, and energy management systems. He has been actively engaged in several technical and industrial working groups such as IEEE 2030.7&8 and the State of California Microgrid Commercialization Roadmap.


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