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

8 April, 2014 - 9 April, 2014, 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% over the next decade. According to the Secretary of Defense, over 40 DoD military bases either have currently operating microgrids, planned microgrids, or have conducted studies or demonstrations of microgrid technologies. Emerging Government & Military spending on “Smartgrid” technologies will include advanced metering, transmission efficiencies, smart switches, enhanced demand response capabilities, distribution automation, energy management systems, plus many other technologies all may pave the way for the creation of “intelligent,” self-managing energy grids.

This incredible program unites the key planners and technical experts who are leading the way in developing smart and microgrid systems. Issues that will be addressed will include:

  • 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 fixed and 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?
  • What role will renewable energies play?
  • What is the status and forecast for critical smart grid technologies?

These critical issues will be presented and discussed during two full days of sessions that will also include networking and exhibiting opportunities & audience question and answer sessions.

Over 20 Leading Experts from: DUSD/I&E, ASN/I&E, ASA IE&E, OPNAV N45, ARL, Army/MEP, ARPA-E/DOE, PEO-Ships/USN, SPAWAR,Army ERDC/CERL, HQ USAF Civil Engineer, EPSA/DOE, NETL/DOE, Constellation Energy, Sandia Natl Lab, Idaho Natl Lab, S&C Electric, Energetics & McCoy Consulting

  • DoD and Government Smart Grid and Microgrid Plans, Forecasts & New Initiatives
  • DOE Strategies Plans and Initiatives
  • Fixed vs. Tactical/Mobile Microgrids
  • Cutting-Edge Tools and Techniques for Smart/Intelligent Microgrid Design, Development & Implementation
  • Future Roles for Alternative & Renewable Energy in Smart & Microgrids

Who You Will Meet

  • 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 as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


  • The Honorable Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations & Environment, DoD
  • The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy & Environment, (ASA IE&E)
  • RADM Kevin Slates, Director, Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division (OPNAV N45)
  • Dr. Eric Rohlfing, Deputy Director for Technology, Advanced Research Projects Agency, DOE
  • Dr. James Galvin, Program Manager for Energy & Water, ESTCP, DUSD, (I&E)
  • Mr. Christopher King, Senior Advisor, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, DOE
  • Mr. Chris Bolton, Chief, Project Manager Mobile Electric Power, Technical Management Division, US Army
  • Dr. Edward Shaffer, Chief, Energy and Power Division, ARL; Lead, Army Power and Energy Technology Focus Team, RDECOM
  • Mr. Stephen Markle, Acting Director, Electric Ships Office (PMS-320), Program Executive Office – Ships, US Navy
  • Mr. Steve Bossart, Senior Energy Analyst, Project Management Center, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), DOE
  • Mr. William Eng, Chief, Energy Branch, Environment and Energy Division, HQ USAF
  • Captain Charles Decker. USA, Senior Representative, Energy Branch, ERDC/CERL
  • Mr. Daniel Paul Stout, Senior Manager, Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Technology, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Dr. Richard Boardman, Chemical Engineer, Idaho National Laboratory, Energy Systems & Technologies
  • Mr. Stan Pietrowicz, Senior Principal Security Consultant in Applied Communication Sciences’ Cyber Security Practice and Smart Grid Program Manager, Applied Communications Sciences
  • Dr. Louis Hutchinson, III, Vice President, Public Sector, Constellation Energy
  • Dr. Jason Stamp Principal, Investigator, SPIDERS, Sandia National Laboratory
  • Dr. Timothy McCoy, President, McCoy Consulting, LLC and Former Director, (PMS-320), US Navy
  • Mr. David Chiesa, Director, Business Development for Commercial and Industrial Markets, S&C Electric Co.
  • Dr. Charles Chen, Program Director, Renewable and Alternative Energy, Energetics, Inc.
  • Mr. Tarone Watley, Energy Surety, US Air Force Civil Engineer Center
  • Mr. Ronald Gauthier, Navy Scientist & Smart Grids Project Manager, SPAWAR


Event details

8 April, 2014
9 April, 2014
Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
District Of Columbia
United States


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