Microgrids: Market Forces, Technology and Implementation


Updated Title: Microgrids: Market Forces, Technology and Implementation 

Old Title:  Power Reliability Trends and the Application of:
         Microgrids and Battery Storage Solutions

Location:        EATON, 1000 Cherrington Parkway, Moon Township, PA 15108
Date:              22-September-2016 (Thursday)
Time:              6:15-7:00 PM - Light Dinner, 7:00-8:30 PM – Presentation and Q & A
Sponsors:       PES/IAS chapters
Register:        Please register by COB Wednesday September 21st, 2016. 

Mr. Gabriel J. Paoletti, P.E.

New Power Reliability Trends and the Application of Microgrids and Battery Storage Solutions


In addition to natural disasters, there are several other power distribution related trends that are affecting the ability of maintaining emergency power during and after an unplanned outage, especially a prolonged outage.  This discussion will review the market trends and their impact on maintaining power resiliency. An overview of the history of the grid will be provided, and the current trends driving the need for Microgrids and battery storage applications.  Topics will include:


  • Grid Power Distribution History
  • Megatrends, MicroGrids & Customer Segment Drivers
  • MicroGrid Functions & Capabilities
  • Bidirectional Inverter / PGE & Military MicroGrid
  • Portland General Electric MicroGrid Video
  • Eaton MicroGrid Video 
  • Controls & Cybersecurity: SMP Gateway (Eaton EAS Products)  
  • Battery Technology Considerations & Monitoring
  • Distributed Generation Options
  • MicroGrid Feasibility Study & Implementation

Government / State Initiatives

PDH's: If you would like to receive PDHs, please bring a copy of this announcement to this meeting and please contact Dave Vaglia for verification of your attendance. A non-Member who would like to receive PDHs is required to pay $10 to IEEE Pittsburgh Section. A Member who would like to receive PDH is required to show membership ID.

Directions from the Pittsburgh: Take I-376 W / US-22 W / US-30 W toward Airport. At Exit 57, take ramp to right for I-376-BL West toward Moon. Bear right and follow signs for Ewing Rd. Turn Right onto Ewing Rd. At the top of the hill turn left onto Cherrington Pkwy. Building is a half mile down on your right. Enter the building at the front entrance and sign in with the security guard.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 22 Sep 2016
  • Time: 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • 1000 Cherrington Parkway
  • Moon Township, Pennsylvania
  • United States 15108
  • Building: EATON

  • Co-sponsored by Steven Dobos
  • Starts 15 August 2016 10:00 AM
  • Ends 21 September 2016 05:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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Gabriel J. Paoletti, P.E. Gabriel J. Paoletti, P.E.

Bio: Gabriel J. Paoletti, P.E., IEEE Senior Member, MBA
Eaton Application Engineering Manager
Eaton Electrical, 2608 Tauton Drive, Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Email: gabrieljpaoletti@eaton.com
Phone: Office: 856-664-5132, Cell: 609-970-0338

Gabriel J. Paoletti, P.E. received a B.S.E.E degree from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa. in 1976 and an MBA from Rutgers University, Camden, NJ in 2009.  He received the IEEE Engineer of the Year Award for 2009 (Northern New Jersey Chapter) for new product and service innovation which improved the efficient distribution of electrical power.  Mr. Paoletti has over thirty-seven (37) years of engineering service experience with Westinghouse, ABB and Eaton Electrical (Cutler-Hammer) Engineering Service.  His experience includes electrical power distribution design, installation, commissioning, upgrading, modernizations, predictive and preventive maintenance, and failure analysis.  Mr. Paoletti is currently involved with Smart Grids and Microgrid applications linked to current and oncoming market trends.  He is also a patent participant for a switchgear partial discharge sensor and he received Patent # 7,646,308 for “System for Monitoring Electrical Equipment and Providing Predictive Diagnostics”, January 12, 2010.

Mr. Paoletti is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Pennsylvania and Delaware.  Mr. Paoletti has had technical papers published in the IEEE-IAS concerning microprocessor-based protective relays (1990), vacuum modernization of MV circuit breakers (1997), partial discharge technology related to MV motors and MV switchgear (2001 & 2004), condition-based maintenance of MV switchgear (2002) failure indicators of electrical equipment (2005) and safety and environmental evaluation of insulating materials in MV (2009) and Past, Present and Future Maintenance Practices (2011). Mr. Paoletti is currently Division Applications Engineering Manager for the Eaton Engineering Services and Systems Division. He also was a contributing author to the IEEE-Buff Book regarding topics on maintenance, testing and calibration (2002).

Gabriel J. Paoletti, P.E.