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Welcome to the IDGA’s 12th 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 a ...

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Past Presentation Packet

In preparation for Operational Energy 2019, we wanted to exclusively share these past presentations with you. Below you will find expert content on: Power and Energy Enabling Multi-Domain BattleEnabling Tactical Energy IndependenceThe Intersection of DoD Operational Energy Strategy and Industry TrendsMulti-domain Battle Concept: Challenges for Army EnergyMateriel and Non-materiel Solutions...

Volume 1 & 2: Operational Energy in Action

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...

Volume 1: Operational Energy in Action

Energy is a fundamental enabler of military capability. The ability of the United States to project and sustain the power necessary for defense 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.

Case Study: Autonomous Sea Power

This case study investigates how the Fred. Olsen wave energy conversion technology can be applied as a power source and communication platform for an autonomous underwater vehicle AUVs charging station at 1.500 feet.

Past Presentations

Power and Energy Enabling Multi-Domain Battle

Beth Ferry, Power Division Chief, CERDEC U.S. Army, presents on the CERDEC power division, CSA priorities, future technologies and more.

Enabling Tactical Energy Independence

Chris Hurley, Power Team Lead, CERDEC U.S. Army, presents on the Soldier Power Development Program, future technologies, resourcing opportunities and more.

The Intersection of DoD Operational Energy Strategy and Industry Trends

Doreen Swanson, Senior Program Manager, Cummins Power Generation, presents on the AMMPS Microgrid with energy storage, trends in power generation technologies, and the next generation of AMMPS.

Multi-domain Battle Concept: Challenges for Army Energy

Mr. Jack Surash, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Energy and Sustainability; Assistant Secretary of the Army, IE&E, presents on recent goals achieved in installation energy, proposed plans for the future, and more.

Materiel and Non-materiel Solutions for Reducing Fuel, Water, and Waste on Expeditionary Base Camps

Joseph Quigley, Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis Lead, SLB-STO-D, NSRDEC, US Army, and Janet Langley, System Engineering Integration Lead, SLB-STO-D, NSRDEC, US Army present on:  Evaluating Army S&T sustainment technologies for resource reduction potential Understanding system interactionsAchievable reductions with integrated approaches

Identifying and Reducing Energy Risks in US Marine Expeditionary Missions

Col. Brian Magnuson, Director, Marine Corps Expeditionary Power Systems, presents on reducing energy waste, protecting energy micro-grids, and using training and enhanced operations to increase energy efficiency.

Reducing Energy Demands of Tactical Radios to Increase Warfighter Mobility

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Baker, Product Manager for Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit, U.S. Army, presents on using advanced software to reduce energy demand-Deploying next generation lithium-ion batteries for increased warfighter mobility.

Multi-domain Battle Concept: Future Battlefield Power

Colonel Bill Myer, Director, Operational Energy and Contingency Basing ASA, Installation, Energy and Environment, U.S. Army, presents on OE domains, the vehicle OE approach, and universal power.

The Navy’s Challenges and Strategies for Reducing Operational Energy Demands in Current and Future Warfighting Force

Captain Mark R. Vandroff, USN Commanding Officer Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, U.S. Navy, presents on increasing fuel efficiency requirements for future planned aircraft acquisitions, upgrading current weapons systems to improve fuel efficiency, and promoting an energy conservation friendly environment in the force.

Operational Energy Impact Analysis on Mission and Sustainment Effectiveness

Mr. Brian Ernst, Project Manager, Joint Operational Energy Initiative (JOEI), TARDEC; Mr. Morris G. Hayes, Division Chief, Modeling Analysis Division, TRAC; Mr. William R. Fisher, Lead, Power and Energy Team, AMSAA, present on data management and validation, scenario development, model capabilities, and example analysis.

In the news

Powering the Future Soldier

See what the engineers from the Command, Power and Integration Directorate (CP&I), U.S. Army, has in store for our future soldiers such as; Renewable energy that can be gathered just by moving, vehicle seats that can wirelessly charge your devices, and batteries so thin they conform to your body.  If...

Interviews

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 implemented into the military.If you would...

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...

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 Technology Objective. Mr. Collazo also explains what he believe is...

Onsite Interview with HDIAC's Technology Scout Matt Sanderson

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

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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...