29 - 31 January, 2018
Washington, D.C

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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 cover at the summit

    • Closing short term energy gaps by upgrading current military facilities’ equipment to improve energy efficiency
    • Increasing mission effectiveness through improved energy use in operational environments
    • Challenges for powering next-generation power hungry weapon systems
    • Integrating cyber secure micro-grids to improve energy resiliency for the U.S. military
    • and more...

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    Top Featured

    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.

    Exclusive Content

    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 just by moving, vehicle seats that can wirelessly charge your devices, and batteries so thin they conform to your body.  If you would like to receive this content piece via email, just email us at idga@idga.org, and we will send it right over to you!

    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.

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    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 the best option in reducing energy demand and logistics operations.If you would like to receive this content piece via email, just email us at idga@idga.org, and we will send it right over to you!

    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 idga@idga.org, and we will send it over to you straight away!

    Sponsorship Information

    2017 Operational Energy Attendee List

    Take a peek at who you can expect to network with on-site based on our 2017 Attendee Snapshot.

    Alternatively, feel free to send your request to Terence.Wu@idga.org to receive your copy via email.

    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 see how you can get involved today!

    If you prefer to receive a copy, email Terence.Wu@iqpc.com.

    Fast Track Your Attendance

    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 email us today and we will send it over to you.

    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

    Infographics

    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 idga@idga.org, and we will send it right over to you!


    Interviews

    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 DLA, tactical power technology. If you would like this sent right to you inbox, email us today and we will send it right over.

    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 of our soldiers. Don Juhasz of the Defense Logistics Agency explains…  If you would like to have this sent right to your inbox, email us today.

    Fast Track Your Attendance

    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!

    Presentations

    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 more! If you would like to receive this via email, just drop us a note and we will send it over right away.

    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 well applying the methodology to assess impact of operational energy on the Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) 2020. If you would like it sent right to your inbox, just email us today.

    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 email us today.

    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.

    Sponsorship Information

    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 summit

    • Closing short term energy gaps by upgrading current military facilities’ equipment to improve energy efficiency
    • Increasing mission effectiveness through improved energy use in operational environments
    • Challenges for powering next-generation power hungry weapon systems
    • Integrating cyber secure micro-grids to improve energy resiliency for the U.S. military
    • and more...