Main Conference Day 2

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration & Coffee

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Using cost-effective, cutting-edge building efficiency technologies to increase energy efficiency

-Energy efficient lighting, HVAC and controls
-Using reflective and radiative processes to decrease heat gain by facilities
-Using smart sensors to control energy use in the facility

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Using commissioning and retro-commissioning to increase the resiliency of Military facilities

-Lowering energy costs through improved ventilation and heat retention
-Withstanding and recovering from deliberate attacks, accidents, or naturally occurring threats
-Optimizing facility energy efficiency and indoor air quality, and occupant comfort

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Integrating cyber secure micro-grids to improve energy resiliency for the U.S. military

-Providing enhanced security against cyber attacks
-Layering standard cybersecurity measures on top of existing control systems
-Using a distributed architecture to safeguard the grid should any single controller be compromised

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM The benefits and shortcoming of powering facilities with solar and wind power

Baggu Murali, Manager, Power Systems Operations and Control Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), US Department of Energy
-Energy production is affected by the environment
-Wind and solar energy can theoretically eliminate the need for fuel convoys
-R&D is still needed to accelerate the speed at which wind and solar generate power

Baggu Murali

Manager, Power Systems Operations and Control Group
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), US Department of Energy

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Networking Luncheon

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Strategies for overcoming energy challenges of operating in extreme weather environments

-Outlining unique operational challenges of extreme cold and hot weather environments
-Providing energy efficient cooling and heating solutions
-Tactics for keeping energy costs low

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Expeditionary energy pivoting towards electric and renewable sources as a matter of national security

Captain Bruce Litaker, Assistant Program Manager, Batteries and Hybrid Power, SMALL EXPEDITIONARY POWER SYSTEMS, PEO CS&CSS, US Army
- Decreasing need for dangerous fuel convoys
- Increasing range of transport and combat vehicles
- Reducing reliance on fossil fuels

Captain Bruce Litaker

Assistant Program Manager
Batteries and Hybrid Power, SMALL EXPEDITIONARY POWER SYSTEMS, PEO CS&CSS, US Army

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Identifying and reducing energy risks in US Marine expeditionary missions

Brian Magnuson, Executive Director, Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office, United States Marine Corps
- Reducing energy waste
- Protecting energy micro-grids
- Using training and enhanced operations to increase energy efficiency

Brian Magnuson

Executive Director, Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office
United States Marine Corps

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Challenges of integrating renewable and alternative energy sources with traditional energy sources in the field

-Upgrading and optimizing on-site power generation
-Using smart grids which can combine power from different sources
-Updating future facility requirements to make upgrades more seamless

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Chairperson's Closing Remarks

5:15 PM - 5:15 PM End of Main Conference Day Two