Military Smart Grids & Microgrids Conference (SMG-C)

Venue: Sheraton National Hotel

Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: May 01, 2012 End Date/Time: May 02, 2012
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Agenda
I. Incorporating Smart and Microgrids in Government Strategies and Plans

“OUSD/IE Perspectives”
THE HONORABLE DR. DOROTHY ROBYN, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment

“OSD/AT&L Mission Assurance Strategy and Energy Needs”
MR. RAY TRECHTER, Deputy Director, Mission Assurance, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy, OSD (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics)

“Army Energy Strategy”
DR. ED SHAFFER, Chief, Energy and Power Division; Army Research Lab Lead, Power and Energy Technology Focus Team, Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM)

“Air Force Energy Strategy”
DR. KEVIN GEISS, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy, US Air Force (tentative)

“Navy Energy Strategy”
MR. THOMAS HICKS, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy, US Navy (tentative)

“Interoperability in the National Grid”
DR. ALLEN HEFNER, Jr., Assistant to the National Coordinator of Smart Grid Interoperability, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

“Keys to Successful Government/Industry Energy Partnerships”
COLONEL (ret) DAN NOLAN, Chief Executive Officer, Sabot 6; [COL Nolan was the first director of the DoD Power Surety Task Force]

“Navy Installation Energy Management and Smart Grid Pilot Initiatives”
CAPTAIN KEN BRANCH, Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington; Regional Engineer, Naval District Washington
• “Smart” Guiding Principles
• Smart Grid Objectives
• Systems Interoperability
• Technology Strategy

“Energy Test Bed Demonstration Projects in Support of Microgrids”
DR. JEFF MARQUSEE, Director, DoD Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)


II. Government Smart and Microgrid Initiatives

“Army Microgrid Initiatives“
SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy and Sustainability, US Army

“Air Force Smart and Microgrid Initiatives”
DR. DARYL HAMMOND, Chief Engineer, Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency (AFCESA) [invited]

“Microgrid Implementation – The MicroGrid Solution at 29 Palms”
MR. MARQUES RUSSELL, Senior Engineer, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Twenty-Nine Palms

“SPIDERS – Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Reliability and Security”
SENIOR MICROGRID ENGINEER, Construction Engineering Research Lab (CERL), US Army

“SPIDERS Microgrid Design, Implementation, and Cyber Security”
DR. JASON STAMP, Principal Investigator, SPIDERS (Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security), Sandia National Laboratory

“DOE Microgrid Initiatives”
MS. MERRILL SMITH, Program Manager, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy (DOE) [invited]

“Smart and Microgrid R&D”
MR. STEVE BOSSART, Lead Energy Analyst, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), DOE
• Technology Development
• Modeling
• Standards and Best Practices
• Analysis
• Evaluation and Demonstration

“Continuously Optimized Reliable Energy (Core) Microgrids – The Planning and Design Approach: A Case Study and Potential Regional Applications”
MR. ROBERT WESTBY, Laboratory Program Manager – Federal Energy Management, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
• NREL Approach to Microgrid Planning and Design
• Operationalizing the Microgrid to Contribute to Energy Supply on a Continuous Basis
• Allow Opportunities to Optimize the Design on Either Economic Dispatch, Energy Surety, or Renewable Integration
• Diversify Fuel Sources within Microgrid Generation Portfolio to Include Renewable Resources When Available on the Site

“Microgrid Initiatives at INL”
DR. RICHARD D. BOARDMAN, Energy Security Initiative Lead, Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

“HI Power and Tactical Microgrids”
MR. CHRIS WILDMANN, Program Manager, Hybrid Intelligent Power Program (HI Power), Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC)


III. Roles for Renewable Energy in Smart Grids and Microgrids

“The Role for Hydrogen Fuel in Military Microgrids and Smart Grids”
DR. KAREN SWIDER LYONS, Head, Alternative Energy Section, Chemistry Division, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL); and DR. R. Rocheleau, Director, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii

“Integrating Renewable Energy in Smart Grids”
MR. ARTHUR (CHIP) COTTON, Program Manager, Energy Research and Development, General Electric Global Research

“Renewable Integration in Smart and Microgrids”
DR. LAWRENCE E. JONES, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Policy and Industry Relations, Alstom Grid, Inc.

“Maximizing Renewables in Microgrids”
MR. BILL BECKER, Director, Business Development, Spirae, Inc.
• Innovative Control Strategies
• Reliably Integrating High-Penetration Renewable Energy in Islanded Microgrids


IV. Implementing Smart Grids and Microgrids

“Military Smart Grids – Technical Challenges and Capabilities”
MR. ROGER JENKINS, Director, Military Smart Grids, SAIC Energy, Environment and Infrastructure, LLC

“Operational Intelligent Microgrids”
MR. RICH GODLASKY, Senior Manager, Intelligent Microgrid Solutions, Lockheed Martin

“COTS and Defense Microgrids – Why We Don’t Need to Continue to Fund ‘One-Off’ Solutions”
MS. SHAWNTIA GORDON, National Application Engineer, Eaton Corporation

“Microgrid Implementation”
DR. JAYANT KUMAR, Smart Grid Products, Alstom Grid, Inc.

“Optimizing Military Microgrids to Maximize Energy Economics, Reliability and Security”
MS. AUDREY ZIBELMAN, Chief Executive Officer and President; and MR. ALAIN STEVEN, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Viridity Energy

“Directly Coupled® DC Microgrids and Their Applicability to DoD”
MR. PAUL SAVAGE, Chief Executive Officer, and MR. Jeff Daudert, Key Accounts Manager, Nextek Power Systems
• DC Microgrids – Defense in Depth Approach to Energy
• Ultra-Efficient Power Distribution Systems
• Recognizing and Optimizing Power Requirements and Generation Sources

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