Educational campuses, large health care facilities, and campus-type real estate developments have an increasing interest in maintaining access to a secure, affordable, homegrown energy supply; enhancing efficient energy use; and being “green” in their electricity use and production. Superstorm Sandy recently underlined the advantages gained by institutions that can go off the grid and keep the lights on without the local utility. A microgrid may be the solution to all of these concerns.

This seminar, co-sponsored with the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP), the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), and the Health Resources Network, will give you a better understanding of how your institution can consider, develop, and finance microgrids.

A leading energy consultant for health care institutions will address techniques for improving ROI on on-site energy investments, and several microgrid developers will present real-life case studies.  


1:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Seminar
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Reception


R. Thomas Hoffmann, Practice Co-Leader, Energy and Project Finance Group, Ballard Spahr

Darin Lowder, Associate, Energy and Project Finance Group, Ballard Spahr

Howard H. Shafferman, Practice Co-Leader, Energy and Project Finance Group, Ballard Spahr

Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Partner, Environment and Natural Resources Group, Ballard Spahr

Jan Kaputkin, CEO, HRN Energy Management

Representatives of Constellation, an Exelon Company; dGen (a unit of NRG Energy); and Clark Construction, Energy and Structured Finance 

For more information, contact Lisa M. Prickril at 215.864.8252 or

Program Contact

Lisa M. Prickril