Every organization has a mission. Every mission faces potential disruptions from energy losses caused by power outages from unforeseen events. Through this track, you will learn practical approaches for developing the capabilities for your organization to continue its critical operations during times of disruptions. Explores the sessions below:
Resilience: Beyond the Buzzword
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Description: Resilience has become the hottest concept in strategic energy planning discussions. Implementers and proponents of resilient energy projects need to understand the fundamental principles that they are striving to achieve. In this session, you will learn about the elements that characterize resilient systems from experts in a variety of fields inside and outside the energy world and learn how to apply them to your organizations.
Planning for Regional Resilience
Date: Tuesday, August 15 , 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Description: Cooperation and collaboration are critical elements of resilient systems. Actors from utilities, industries, military installations, local leaders, and government organizations have important, interconnected roles in delivering power to support critical missions. Energy managers and agency leaders must develop this network to provide continued, uninterrupted support to their missions. Learn the key aspects of planning beyond your campus boundaries.
Microgrids for Resilience
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Description: Come hear how microgrids support energy resilience. You will learn how to identify critical energy nodes and how to establish design considerations related to different grid outages scenarios to improve resilience of critical missions. Gain a better understanding of the different types of microgrids, how they enhance energy resilience, and where they have been most successfully implemented.
How Resilient Are You? How to Measure Resilience
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 8:30am – 10:00am
Description: The United States depends on the reliable movement of energy through increasingly complex technical systems, concurrently increasing the risk of disruption. These risks require energy managers to understand how their systems react and respond to disruptions. This session will explore methods to measure the resilience of facilities and infrastructure, as well as how to use those metrics to manage systems and prioritize future investments.
Resilience Project Examples in the Military
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Description: Speakers from the military services will discuss how they developed and executed energy resilience projects. Learn how they successfully implemented various energy technologies and how they overcame challenges. This session will assist installation personnel in completing projects that will enhance the resilience of their installations.
Service Approach to Resilience through Renewable Integration
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Description: Hear from military leaders about their approaches to implementing solutions to enhance energy resilience. They will discuss what their organizations have learned to evolve their business models and identify opportunities to maximize mission assurance.
Energy/Water Nexus and Site Resilience
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Description: Water and energy are interconnected systems that can have cascading impacts on mission operations. Available supplies of water and access to wastewater streams are important planning factors that energy managers must incorporate in their installation/campus resilience plans. Speakers will explain the energy/water nexus and the critical role water plays in resilience.
Resilience Strategies Beyond Microgrids
Date: Thursday, August 17, 8:30am – 9:30am
Description: Microgrids are not the only path to resilience. For many facilities, building a microgrid is too expensive or otherwise impractical. Learn how to make your facilities more resilient by having diverse power supplies, keeping the infrastructure well maintained, enhancing monitoring, and hardening more critical vulnerabilities such as substations. Come away with practical advice on improving the resilience of your facilities and critical assets.
Value Proposition of Resilience Investments
Date: Thursday, August 17, 9:45am – 11:15am
Description: Many energy managers do not know how to quantify benefits from resilience projects to secure funding and justify their investment and planning decisions. Learn from speakers how to identify quantifiable, tangible benefits and how to communicate those benefits throughout your organization.