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Cummins is proud to sponsor the 8th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference. Due to precautions taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic, the HOMER Microgrid Conference are now hosting a free, five-day fully virtual international conference between October 12-16, 2020.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage with and learn from leading experts in the microgrid and distributed energy field
  • Learn new high-impact development opportunities to move forward in the expanding world of distributed generation
  • Get a front row seat to in-depth discussion and participate in live Q&A 
  • Catch up on the latest market developments, business models and trends

In addition to sponsoring the event, we will be contributing to the content as Katie Bell, Energy Markets Manager at Cummins Inc., will present on the varied energy management business models that exist to correspond to the diverse regulatory landscape as part of the session titled “Regulations for Power Suppliers: What, Where & Why” October 14, 2020 at 1:00pm MDT. 

Katie will compare two distributed energy resources installations at Cummins locations near Boston, Massachusetts USA, and Johannesburg, South Africa. Though these sites are both on-grid, near large urban centers, and combine office space with service and manufacturing capabilities, the factors that drive the economics are not the same. Through the lens of these examples, she examines these differences and explores how local incentives and regulations can dramatically change the approach needed to move distributed energy projects forward.

Regulations for Power Suppliers: What, Where & Why

October 14, 2020 | 1:00pm MDT

Regulation can make or break markets in the power industry. Discover the regulations in multiple jurisdictions and the impact and implications for microgrid deployment.


  • Karl Rábago (Pace Energy and Climate Center, Elisabeth Haub School of Law) Senior Policy Advisor: Moderator & Opening Remarks
  • Tom Stanton (NRRI) Principal Researcher, Energy & Environment: Microgrids Policy Progress in the State
  • Katie Bell (Cummins) Energy Market Manager: Varied Business Models for the Varied Regulatory Landscape

Katie Bell is an Energy Markets Manager at Cummins Inc. She studies energy market developments and models the economics of various power generation technologies and systems to evaluate their viability. Bell has eight years of experience working in the renewable energy sector, on a broad spectrum of efforts, which range from deploying renewable generation, to supporting business development, to advocating in utility regulatory filings for the advancement of distributed energy resources (DERs). She has previously worked in business development and government relations specializing on supporting regulatory initiatives across North America impacting customer adoptions of DERs, as well as having experience designing, analyzing, and advocating for various DER policies.

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