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EMerge Alliance to Host First Live Microgrid at the HUD Innovation Housing Showcase in Washington, DC

EMerge Alliance is participating in this year’s Innovative Housing Showcase, hosted by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development on the grounds of the National Mall in Washington, DC, June 9-11, 2023. EMerge Alliance, and one of its governing members, Block Energy, will demonstrate a live microgrid on the National Mall. The event, which is open to the public, features new building technologies and affordable housing solutions and will highlight innovative building technologies that address affordability, energy resilience, and the future of housing, according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


“We are excited to be invited to demonstrate how advanced microgrids can further the development of secure, resilient & equitable clean energy availability for affordable housing,” said Brian Patterson, Co-founder and Chairman of EMerge Alliance. “We are developing early vanguard standards for microgrids to help reduce cost and mitigate financing risk in this rapidly evolving technology in support of HUD’s mission to create quality, affordable homes for all.”


EMerge Alliance is an open industry association for DC and hybrid AD/DC microgrid power systems. Its members represent product manufacturers, architects, building owners and developers, engineering firms, environmental consultants, utilities, government agencies, and related academic and industry groups. To learn more about membership benefits, please visit their membership page with contact information.


About EMerge Alliance

EMerge Alliance is a nonprofit, open-industry membership association leading the rapid adoption of safe, resilient DC and hybrid AC/DC distributed energy microgrid power systems. EMerge Alliance develops vanguard standards, catalyzes market development, and educates the industry on various microgrid models.
EMerge Alliance is a client partner of RE+ Events.

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