Master Planning is a comprehensive and inclusive process to integrate energy and sustainability into a portfolio and provide a roadmap for an efficient, useful, cost efficient and robust energy infrastructure system. This track explores several critical planning concepts to organize and improve existing energy-related resources and capabilities and develop actionable initiatives. Explore the sessions below:
Installation Energy Master Planning
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Description: This session will focus on the importance of formulating an enterprise-wide energy and sustainability plan. Attendees will learn the basic planning concepts, including project prioritization, utilizing data collection, auditing, and analysis. Industry experts will introduce key regulatory terms and requirements.
Integrated Energy Master Plan
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Description: An integrated energy master plan (IEMP) that is closely linked to the overall installation master plan is crucial to ensure that the IEMP aligns well with the longer-range plans for the installation to avoid conflicts. Understand the components of an excellent IEMP, and learn from agencies that have worked with the longer-range master plan to chart the path to success for an energy program.
Geographically Dispersed Portfolio Management
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Description: This session will explore advanced topics and emerging trends in energy management that can help increase energy efficiency and sustainability at the facility, campus, and agency levels.
Energy Resilience Studies
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 8:30am – 10:00am
Description: The resilience of utility systems at federal installations is critical to the continuity of operations. Most federal installations and campuses have not addressed their resilience issues, but the U.S. Army is actively conducting studies to identify vulnerabilities and to plan for emergency operations and remedial action. This session will demonstrate the U.S. Army’s approach to resilience studies so that other agencies can learn and adopt best practices.
USACE Sustainability Component Plan
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Description: More now than ever, having energy, water, and waste fully integrated into a holistic master plan is critical to facilitate efficient use of limited fiscal and natural resources. Gain insight on Sustainability Component Planning through this session on how the U.S. Army identifies the most cost effective means of achieving net zero energy, water, and waste.
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Description: Understand how utilities privatization (UP) plays a part in the energy integrated plan for installation and, specifically, how UP has evolved in today’s complex world with many challenges, including new technologies, cyber security, resilience, and microgrids. Understand the importance of how installations with privatized utility systems affect the long-range planning and alternatives to meet today’s challenges and mission assurance requirements.
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Description: Because of today’s rapidly changing world, implementing a comprehensive solution to the management of energy systems requires an integrated understanding of energy resources. This session will show the importance of using an interdisciplinary approach to optimize your energy plans and meet your goals.
Water Resource Management
Date: Thursday, August 17, 8:30am – 9:30am
Description: An effective water resource plan is one tool that can help identify a range of solutions to meet your needs and identify the key requirements toward meeting your organization’s mission requirements. Understand what goes into an effective water resource plan and learn how others have used these plans to effectively advocate for the necessary steps and projects to implement to plan for the future.
Regulatory Challenges: NEPA, Interconnection, and Local
Date: Thursday, August 17, 9:45am – 11:15am
Description: As a representative of the nation’s largest energy customer, the federal government, come discuss various regulatory or code requirements that affect the viability of energy projects. Areas of discussion will include the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), air permitting, utilities interconnection agreements, historic building issues, anti-terrorism/force protection, and other code constraints.