GridFWD 2022

Join the Grid Forward community for our big annual event in Denver, October 24-26 at Empower Field.

With the focus “Ensuring a Resilient 21st Century Energy System,” GridFWD 2022 will bring together a wide range of energy leaders to explore and advance federal resources and regional developments to harden the grid from disruptions and facilitate a smooth energy transition.


Sign up for our Tours

We have selected tours for the afternoon before the event for those coming into town before. Space for these will fillup fast so confirm your place in registration by mid September to ensure a place.

Tour 1/2: NREL Research Facilities (FULL)

Tour 1: 1-3 PM , Tour 2: 1-3 PM 

Shuttle transportation from Denver

The national lab facilities at NREL host industry leading capabilities for advanced grid research. The tour will takeplace at NREL’s Golden, CO campus and will focus on research capabilities for grid modernization and resilience. Attendees will tour multiple labs in the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) with active research on power system integration, buildings, electric vehicles, energy storage, and hydrogen. 

Tour 3: Colorado State Powerhouse

Tour 3: 2-5 PM 

Shuttle transportation from Denver (1PM departure, 6PM return)

A retired coal plant has been turned into a leading engines and advanced energy research facility at the CO State
Campus in Fort Collins. Over 100K sq feet of spaces makes it one of the largest universities facilities in the country. After the university tour, the group will walk over to near by New Belgium Brewery to see some of the advanced energy operations they have in place for powering their operations with clean energy.

Tour 4: Panasonic / Xcel Microgrid (FULL)

Tour 4: 2-4PM 

This tour is located at the Panasonic smart mobility campus in east Denver. The location is where Panasonic is
developing new products to make transportation smarter, safer and cleaner. The Pena Station off the light rail hosts a solar carport, charging for EVs, batteries and advanced controls. Meet professionals from Panasonic and Xcel to hear about the Microgrid project, how its being used, and where similar efforts like it are heading.

Tours are now full. 

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GridFWD 2022 is hosted by Colorado Public Power

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