ACC Online Learning
ACC Assessing and Implementing Microgrids at Airports On-Demand Webinar
This 90-minute ACC on-demand webinar will define what microgrids are and describe how they can increase electric reliability and resilience at airports. Participants will additionally learn about other benefits of microgrids, including how they can lower costs and reduce carbon emissions.
At the end of this ACC on-demand webinar, participants will:
• Understand and define the different types of microgrids.
• Compare different microgrid functions and capabilities.
• Classify the different microgrid technologies and systems (control, communications, storage, and generation).
• Assess the costs and benefits of a microgrid at airports.
• Matthew Griffin (Moderator), Director, Regulatory Affairs and Education, Airport Consultants Council (ACC)
• David J. Smith, Director of Energy Services, Burns Engineering, Inc.
PDH, CM and LU credits/hours are not offered for this ACC on-demand webinar. However, after viewing the on-demand webinar, participants can download a certificate of completion.
David J. Smith
David J. Smith, Director of Energy Services, Burns Engineering, Inc.
David J. Smith is the Director of Energy Services for Burns Engineering, Inc. He has over 30 years of extensive energy industry experience with a background in efficiency, onsite power, renewable energy, microgrids, project finance, sustainability, planning and public policy. A proven systems thinker, Mr. Smith works to identify and develop integrated holistic strategies to maximize client cost savings, enhance energy resilience and lower emissions. Most recently, he has led several critical infrastructure microgrid assessments and design projects including for airports such as JFK, Denver, and Pittsburgh. Mr. Smith speaks regularly at industry conferences and has led or participated in several microgrid workshops. He has also been a guest speaker at The Wharton School, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania, speaking on topics ranging from energy efficiency, power grid resilience, microgrids, and co-generation. Mr. Smith received an AB in Economics from Harvard and earned a Masters of Science in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.