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Download the 2018 Operational Energy Agenda

Welcome to the IDGA’s 11th Operational Energy Summit, focused on helping our military to face challenges and opportunities to use energy to maximize force effectiveness. Here are a few things we will cov ...

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Breakthroughs in Energy-Storage Technology

At ARPA-E there have been several breakthroughs in energy-storage technology that could transform the electrical grid. We spoke with the Senior Commercialization Advisor, Ryan Umstattd, PhD, about this, and the future of energy-storage as well as how current projects and new technologies could be ...

Top Content of 2016

Here is some of the most popular content from the last event including Powering The Future Soldier. Interview with Don Juhasz on Future Energy and Power Reliability and Energy Security Presentation.

A Look At the Industry Insiders

This content get an exclusive look at, our past attendees, what was included in the 2016 summit , testimonials from industry leaders, statistics from previous summits and more!  If you would like to receive this content piece via email, just email us at

Powering the Future Soldier

Has it ever looked so cool or been this easy to potentially never run out of power? I think not. See what the engineers from the Command, Power and Integration Directorate (CP&I), an element of the U.S. Army, has in store for our future soldiers such as; Renewable energy that can be gathered ...

A Letter to Convince Your Boss

Present your approving manager with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend the Operational Energy Summit and you'll be sure to receive permission to join us. If you would like to receive this in your inbox, just

Operational Energy Registration Form

Want to Fast Track your Operational Energy Registration? It's easy - Download this form, fill it out and send it to idga@idga.org - Fast, Simple, Done

CERDEC On Energy Storage Solutions

Mr. Jose Collazo is a Chemical Engineer at the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC). He discusses with us some of the solutions that CERDEC is pioneering under the Advanced Integrated Soldier Power (AISP) and Energy Informed Operations Science Technolog ...

Autonomous Sea Power

Case Study of Communication and Power Supply Solution for AUV Recharge and Communication Station Using Wave Energy Converter Technology. If you would like to receive this content piece via email, just email us at

Current Attendee Snapshot - OPE 2018

Take a peek at who you can expect to network with on-site based on our Current Attendee Snapshot.Alternatively, feel free to send your request to

Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus

Be the first to secure exclusive sponsorship and exhibition opportunities through Thought Leadership Sessions, Benchmarking Workshops, Innovation Think Tanks, Interactive Discussion Groups, Exhibit booth and more. Download the Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus to s ...

Interview with HDIAC's Technology Scout Matt Sanderson

Check out this interview on military technology from Operational Energy 2018 with HDIAC's Technology Scout Matt Sanderson!

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Utilizing Smart Micro-Grids to Streamline Energy Production, Distribution, and Usage

Dr. Ashok Kumar & Tom Bozada, both Project Managers at the US Army Engineer R&D Center (ERDC), discuss the working definition for tactical microgrid, Advanced Medium Mobile Power Sources (AMMPS), and results after 60 days of implementing the AMMPS, the Tactical Microgrid Standards Consortium (TMSC), creating interoperability between devices, and...

Future Energy Concerns and Solutions - Interview with Don Juhasz

This exclusive interview with Don Juhasz, Director, Director Energy Resource Management, Defense Logistics Agency, previews his speaking session at the upcoming Tactical Power Summit and will uncover; Some of the energy solution challenges facing the DoD and other government agencies, programs that will help reduce the energy intensity for the...

Saving Lives through the Logistics of Energy Supply

DLA's mission is to support the services with the energy products necessary to conduct their missions whether training or combat. Many renewable and fuel alternatives are being implemented where possible to reduce the energy intensity baseline, but there are instances where a higher cost is paid to ensure the safety...

When the Tooth Forgets the Tail: Integrating Operational Energy Implications into System-Level Combat Effects Modeling

Endy M. Daehner, PhD, Physical Scientist, RAND Corporation presented on: Reconciling current energy guidance and future requirements is challenging. Rand corporation discusses their research on developing a methodology for a system-level assessment of the impact of operational energy (focusing on fuel needs) on combat and logistics effectiveness, as well as...

United States Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Program

Col Brian Magnuson, Director, Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O), USMC Presents on Energy sources for remote operations to enhance endurance, the effective Use of operational energy resources as well as sustaining expeditionary forces. If you would like to receive this in your inbox, email us today.

Tipping the Balance of Power Forward

Mr. John Howell, Product Director, Soldier Systems & Integration (SS&I), PEO Soldier, discusses Modular power management systems, power demand growth at the platoon level, as well as the evolution of soldier power, and much more in his 2016 presentation. If you would like this sent right to your inbox, please...

Reducing Sustainment Demands

Chris Bolton, Lead Engineer and Technology Management Division Chief PM Expeditionary Energy & Sustainment Systems, PEO CS & CSS presents information on providing integrated, scalable and affordable expeditionary energy as well as reducing energy constraints on the warfighter. Read more about integrating tactical power wolutions to the forces here.

Operational Energy Summit 2018 Current Attendee Snapshot

Who has signed up to attend the 2018 Operational Energy Summit? Great Question! Download our Current Attendee Snapshot today! If you want it sent directly to your email, just email idga@idga.org and we will send it right over!

Operational Energy In Action Volume 1

Energy is a fundamental enabler of military capability. The ability of the United States to project and sustain the power necessary for defence depends on the assured delivery of this energy. It must be available at home and abroad, across air, land and sea, often through adverse weather and against...

Operational Energy in Action Volume Two - Implementing the Operational Energy Budget

The Operational Energy Team has put together a two volume report on the Operational Energy Budget, as well as updated strategies, changes and challenges, a summary of the military's objectives and goals. Take a look at volume two here.

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Agenda - Operational Energy Summit 2018

Welcome to the IDGA’s 11th Operational Energy Summit, focused on helping our military to face challenges and opportunities to use energy to maximize force effectiveness. Here are a few things we will cover at the summitClosing short term energy gaps by upgrading current military facilities’ equipment to improve energy efficiencyIncreasing...