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The Power of Sustainable Transit Systems: Georg Josi Moderates Panel Discussion at Mpact Transit & Community Conference 2023

October 24, 2023

Join DIALOG’s Georg Josi, Partner and structural engineer, as he moderates a panel discussion “Microgrids: More Than Powering Buses” at Mpact Transit & Community Conference 2023 on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Event Details

Date:                                Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Time:                               10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MT
Location:                        Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, Phoenix, Arizona
Fee:                                 (USD) General/Private firm: $895 | Public Agency/Nonprofit: $695 | Student: $225 | One Day $395

Click HERE to register for the event.

Microgrids: More Than Powering Buses

Transit systems across the world share the ambition to be more sustainable and resilient. In response, electrification has become a buzzword. Yet electrification by itself isn’t necessarily more sustainable and resilient than power from fossil fuels. Microgrids to fuel buses can make a huge difference. Harnessing renewable energies such as solar, wind or hydro, microgrids reduce GHG emissions, provide an independent power source for transit agencies, allow communities to participate in utilizing the energy and, in many instances, reduce lifecycle costs for the operator. A panel of industry experts will explore microgrids – how they work, the opportunities they present, and the challenges they face.

Meet the Panelists: 

  • Moderator: Georg Josi, PhD, P.Eng., Partner, DIALOG, Edmonton, AB
  • Chrissy Mancini Nichols, National Director of Curb Management and New Mobility, Walker Consultants, San Francisco, CA
  • Tim Victor, eMobility Project Lead, Scale Microgrids, Los Angeles, CA
  • Michael Yambrach, Chief, Office of Energy and Sustainability, Department of Transportation, Montgomery County, Maryland

About Mpact Transit & Community 2023

The annual Mpact Transit + Community conference – formerly known as Rail~Volution – takes place from November 5-8, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona, focusing on the interplay of transit, connected mobility options, land use and development in creating better lives and brighter futures. A network of Practitioners, leaders, and advocates from communities across the United States and Canada share best practices, real-world solutions, and innovative approaches to the challenges that face cities and regions of every size.