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Government & Military Smart Grids & Microgrids Symposium
Strategies, Programs, Opportunities & Challenges

24 October, 2013 - 25 October, 2013, Washington, DC, United States

DoD and DOE – Leading the Way in Developing Smart Energy Grids and Microgrids

The world microgrid market topped $4 billion in 2010, and according to a recent Congressional study the military microgrid market alone is projected to increase by 375% from 2010-2020. Microgrids, localized groupings of power generation, storage and load management units, can operate, if necessary or by design, independently from the larger power grid. Because of their size and flexibility, they are able to incorporate alternative sources of energy more easily and promise to provide increased reliability and security, critically important for both military installations (fixed and mobile) and for homeland security/the national power grid. Emerging “smart grid” technologies, including advanced metering, transmission efficiencies, smart switches, enhanced demand response capabilities, distribution automation, energy management systems, electric vehicle integration, microelectronics, integrated communication systems and others, may pave the way for the creation of “intelligent,” self-managing energy grids.

This outstanding conference brings together the key planners and technical experts who are leading the way in developing military smart and microgrid systems.

  • What role do smart grids and microgrids play in OSD and Service energy strategies and acquisition plans?
  • What is the status of government smart grid and microgrid initiatives and pilot projects?
  • How do fixed-site vs. mobile requirements differ?
  • What are the emerging lessons learned in tactical deployments?
  • How do OSD and Service plans and developments intersect with DOE plans and US national smart grid strategy?
  • What are the cybersecurity challenges for smart and microgrids?
  • What role will renewable energies play?
  • What is the status and forecast for critical smart grid technologies?

Over 25 Leading Experts from: DUSD/I&E, OASN/EI&E, Army G-4/ OEO, ARPA-E/DOE, ARL, USAF Civil Engineer, PEO-Ships, NIST, OPNAV/N45, CERDEC, BNL, NETL/DOE, Ft. Hunter Liggett, BENS, NREL/DOE, CASCOM, ERDC/CERL, Sandia, Constellation Energy, Eaton, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Siemens, IBM, DRS Technologies, Blue Pillar, HDT Expeditionary Systems, and IPERC examine: examine:

  • DoD and Service Smart and Microgrids Plans and Initiatives
  • Intersections with DOE Plans and Initiatives
  • Lessons Learned from Current Military Microgrid Installations
  • Fixed vs. Mobile/Deployed Microgrids
  • Latest Tools and Techniques for Smart/Intelligent Microgrid Design, Development and Implementation
  • Microgrids and Net-Zero Energy Planning

Who You Will Meet

Some of the titles  who have attended past events

  • CEOs/COOs/CIOs
  • Presidents/Vice Presidents
  • Principles
  • Commanding Officers
  • Associate Director RDECOM T&E TFT
  • Sr. Directors
  • Sr. Director P&E
  • Director of Defense Sales
  • Director of Business Development
  • Directors of Energy
  • Directors, Business Development Managers
  • Director Smart Grid Solutions
  • Operations Officers
  • Program Directors
  • Program Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Product Development Managers
  • Government Business & Marketing Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Sr. Managers, Federal Accounts
  • Technology Managers
  • Scientists
  • Chief Engineers
  • Sr. Engineers
  • Lead Engineers
  • Test Systems Engineering Managers
  • Members Of Technical Staff
  • Management Analysts
  • Technical Fellows
  • Professors


Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Drive,
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: (703) 807-2000)

(Mention  “Technology Training” for a special room rate)
Attendee accommodations must be arranged directly with the hotel.

The agenda is available under downloads at the right side of the page.


  • Dr. Cheryl Martin, Deputy Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency, DOE
  • Mr. Robert Catell, Chairman, Microgrids Task Force, BENS; former Chairman, US National Grid
  • Dr. James Galvin, Program Manager for Energy and Water, ESTCP, DUSD (I&E)
  • Dr. Edward Shaffer, Chief, Energy and Power Division, ARL; Lead, Army Power and Energy Technology Focus Team, RDECOM
  • Dr. Vic Ramdass, Director, Operational Energy Office, US Army G-4
  • Mr. Steve Gorin, Director, Defense Energy Programs, (NREL) DOE
  • Senior Representative, Director, Shore Energy Policy, OASN/EI&E
  • Mr. Mark Correll, Deputy Civil Engineer, DCS, Installations, Logistics and Mission Support, USAF
  • Dr. Allen Hefner, Jr., Assistant to the National Coordinator, Smart Grid Interoperability, NIST
  • Captain Jim Goudreau, Director, Navy Energy Coordination Office, N45
  • Colonel Bruce McPeak, Director of Material Systems, CASCOM, US Army
  • Dr. Timothy McCoy, Director, Electric Ships Office (PMS-320), PEO-Ships, US Navy
  • Dr. Lou Hutchinson, III, Vice President, Constellation Energy
  • Mr. Steve Bossart, Senior Energy Analyst, NETL/DOE
  • Mr. Chris Wildmann, Program Manager, HI Power, CERDEC
  • Mr. Todd Dirmeyer, DPW Energy Manager, Ft. Hunter Liggett
  • Dr. Jason Stamp, Principal Investigator, SPIDERS, Sandia National Lab
  • Mr. Richard Godlasky Sr., Manager, Intelligent Microgrid Solutions, Lockheed Martin
  • Dr. Gerald Stokes, Associate Laboratory Director, Brookhaven National Lab
  • Dr. Charles Chen, Technical Programs Manager, ACTD, Northrop Grumman
  • Mr. Hugo Bashualdo, Senior Manager, Microgrid and Distribution Planning, Siemens Power Technologies
  • Dr. Darrell Massie, Chief Technology Officer, Intelligent Power & Energy Research Corporation (IPERC)
  • Captain Charles Decker, Energy Branch, ERDC/CERL, US Army
  • Mr. Bryan Farrens, Director, Government Business Development, Eaton Corp.
  • TBD, IBM Global Utilities
  • Mr. Kevin Kushman, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Pillar
  • Mr. Matt Steinbroner, Vice President, Engineering, DRS Technologies
  • Mr. David Lovelady, Senior Consultant, Microgrid and Distribution Planning, Siemens Power Technologies
  • Mr. Scott Barker, Program Manager, USMC/Joint Programs, HDT ESG
  • Mr. Chris Colelli, Business Manager, USMC/Joint Programs, HDT ESG


Event details

24 October, 2013
25 October, 2013
Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
District Of Columbia
United States


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