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Mar 2016
Mar 2016


Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel 900 S Orme Street Arlington , Virginia 22204
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Infocast's 6th Defense Renewables Summit

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Meeting the DoD's 20% Renewables Goal & Securing the Nation's Critical Cyber & Energy Infrastructures

DoD and Government Decision-Makers Share Their Renewable Energy Wants, Needs and Key Requirements in Increasing Energy Resiliency & Surety

  • Joe Bryan, U.S. Navy
  • Colonel James Caley, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Mark Correll, U.S. Air Force
  • Monica DeAngelo, U.S. Department of Navy
  • Allison Genco, U.S. Department of Navy
  • Pamela J. Griffith, DLA Energy
  • Christine Harada, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Tom Hattery, DOE FEMP
  • Jermaine Hector, Department of the Navy Renewable Energy Program Office
  • John Kliem, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installation & Environment)
  • Richard G. Kidd IV, U.S. Army
  • Dr. Timothy Unruh, Department of Energy

Leading Utilities and Renewable Energy Developers Discuss Working with the DoD and Structuring Bid-Winning Projects

  • Anthony Colonnese, Ameresco, Inc.
  • R. David Hague, Gehrlicher Solar America Corp.
  • Jim Holton, Georgia Power
  • Jamie Link, EDF Renewable Energy
  • Christopher Mathey, Constellation Energy
  • Scott Provinse, VMG Energy Group
  • Miguel Romero, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power
  • Brad Sharp, Solarcity
  • Steve Vavrik, Apex Clean Energy
  • Jeff Weiss, Distributed Sun

NEW FOR 2016: IoT, ISP, & Microgrid Providers Discuss & Explore How They Can Secure the Nation's Critical & Cyber Infrastructure

  • The Honorable William C. (Bill) Anderson, U.S. Air Force
  • LTG Ed Cardon, U.S. Army Cyber Command
  • Dean Fox, AECOM
  • Isabella Groegor-Cechowicz, SAP SE
  • Chuck Manto, Instant Access Networks
  • Earl D. Matthews, Maj Gen, (Ret), CISSP, Hewlett Packard Enterprises
  • Joe Portale, Lockheed Martin, IS&GS
  • William Pott, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • David Robinson, Honeywell Energy Services Group
  • Stephen F. Schneider, Leidos, Inc.

The Department of Defense (DoD) is making great strides towards its goals of meeting at least 20% of energy demand with renewable energy resources by 2020. But between the Army MATOC program, DLA and Navy acquisitions, over $7B in investments is needed in the near-term to supply renewable energy to the DoD and this opportunity can ultimately amount to tens of billions in private investment. Energy security initiatives have led to large off-base utility-scale wind and solar projects with utilities for the benefit of increased grid and base resiliency, a prime example being the historic 210 (MW) Mesquite Solar 3 project by the Department of the Navy (DON) in partnership with Sempra and WAPA. Developments such as Fort Hood’s large-scale, microgrid-capable solar & wind project is enabling the DoD to meet its energy security goals. With Cybersecurity concerns on the forefront, the telecom industry and the “industrial internet” have key roles to play in the expansion of reliable, secure and resilient network capability.

But questions remain regarding project economics and financing. Success in this arena will demand going far beyond bidding on project announcements. In many ways the real work begins now. Defense renewable energy contracting is evolving in an attempt to increase project finance ability. How can projects comply with complex federal acquisition regulations and individual service requirements, while remaining attractive to financiers and profitable for developers? Only the developers that gain a thorough understanding of each Service’s renewable energy needs, and how procurement programs work, can structure projects that meet the key business requirements of the base, utilities and financiers alike in this growing market.

Infocast, a world leader in renewable energy finance, investment and development events, designed the 6th Defense Renewables Summit, March 15-16, 2016 in Arlington, VA, to bring DoD, Air Force, Army and Navy decision-makers together with renewable energy developers, utilities, system integrators, financiers, EPCs, cybersecurity, energy storage, smartgrid and telecom experts to meet the renewable energy goals and security needs of the DoD. The summit will explore how viable, financeable projects can be developed to the benefit of all. The summit will provide the latest on emerging guidelines and processes that merges the complexity of federal acquisitions with the risk allocation methods of project finance.

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