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29 - 31 January, 2018
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria , VA

Operational Energy Resource Center

Download the 2019 Operational Energy Onsite Agenda

Welcome to the IDGA’s 12th Operational Energy Summit, focused on helping our military to face challenges and opportunities to use energy to maximize force effectiveness. Here are a few things we will cover a ...

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Operational Energy Past Attendee Snapshot

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Exclusive Content

Progress Update: Executing the Operational Energy Strategy in 2019

The Department of Defense has recently completed four of the 15 targets identified in the Operational Energy Strategy. Download this report for a process update on which goals/targets have been completed, the DoD's operational energy goals for 2019, as well as a look at how the Department's FY 2019 budget...

Past Presentation Packet

In preparation for Operational Energy 2019, we wanted to exclusively share these past presentations with you. Below you will find expert content on: Power and Energy Enabling Multi-Domain BattleEnabling Tactical Energy IndependenceThe Intersection of DoD Operational Energy Strategy and Industry TrendsMulti-domain Battle Concept: Challenges for Army EnergyMateriel and Non-materiel Solutions...

Operational Energy Post Show Report

Operational Energy Summit 2018 was our best Homeland event yet! Check out the most unforgettable moments from the summit in the Post Show Report. Included in the report is a list of our top speakers, attending companies, top benefits of attending, and what our attendees had to say!Check out the...

Volume 1 & 2: Operational Energy in Action

Energy is a fundamental enabler of military capability. The ability of the United States to project and sustain the power necessary for defense depends on the assured delivery of this energy. It must be available at home and abroad, across air, land and sea, often through adverse weather and against...

Volume 1: Operational Energy in Action

Energy is a fundamental enabler of military capability. The ability of the United States to project and sustain the power necessary for defense depends on the assured delivery of this energy. It must be available at home and abroad, across air, land and sea, often through adverse weather and against...

Volume Two: Implementing the Operational Energy Budget

The Operational Energy Team has put together a two volume report on the Operational Energy Budget, as well as updated strategies, changes and challenges, a summary of the military's objectives and goals. Take a look at volume two here.

Case Study: Autonomous Sea Power

This case study investigates how the Fred Olsen wave energy conversion technology can be applied as a power source and communication platform for an autonomous underwater vehicle AUVs charging station at 1,500 feet.


A Conversation with Mr. Roberto Guerrero

We sat down with Mr. Roberto Guerrero, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Air Force Operational Energy, to hear an outlook on optimizing operational energy use in the Air Force. As well as: Reducing operational energy demand in the near termFilling existing gaps with new energy solutions Modernization and acquisition priorities to...

Breakthroughs in Energy-Storage Technology

At ARPA-E there have been several breakthroughs in energy-storage technology that could transform the electrical grid. We spoke with the Senior Commercialization Advisor, Ryan Umstattd, PhD, about this, and the future of energy-storage as well as how current projects and new technologies could be implemented into the military.If you would...

CERDEC On Energy Storage Solutions

Mr. Jose Collazo is a Chemical Engineer at the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC). He discusses with us some of the solutions that CERDEC is pioneering under the Advanced Integrated Soldier Power (AISP) and Energy Informed Operations Science Technology Objective. Mr. Collazo also explains what he believe is...

Onsite Interview with HDIAC's Technology Scout Matt Sanderson

Check out this interview on military technology from onsite at Operational Energy 2018 with HDIAC's Technology Scout Matt Sanderson!


ABB Microgrid and Battery Energy Storage Systems

US utilities are meeting unique electricity demands with standardized battery energy storage systems that are quick to deploy. This whitepaper discusses ABB's state-of-the-art microgrids and battery energy storage systems (BESS) are providing utilities and industries with innovative alternatives.  Whitepaper courtesy of ABB.

Past Presentations

Power and Energy Enabling Multi-Domain Battle

Beth Ferry, Power Division Chief, CERDEC U.S. Army, presents on the CERDEC power division, CSA priorities, future technologies and more.

Enabling Tactical Energy Independence

Chris Hurley, Power Team Lead, CERDEC U.S. Army, presents on the Soldier Power Development Program, future technologies, resourcing opportunities and more.

The Intersection of DoD Operational Energy Strategy and Industry

Doreen Swanson, Senior Program Manager, Cummins Power Generation, presents on the AMMPS Microgrid with energy storage, trends in power generation technologies, and the next generation of AMMPS.

Multi-domain Battle Concept: Challenges for Army Energy

Mr. Jack Surash, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Energy and Sustainability; Assistant Secretary of the Army, IE&E, presents on recent goals achieved in installation energy, proposed plans for the future, and more.

Solutions for Reducing Fuel, Water, and Waste on Expeditionary Camps

Joseph Quigley, Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis Lead, SLB-STO-D, NSRDEC, US Army, and Janet Langley, System Engineering Integration Lead, SLB-STO-D, NSRDEC, US Army present on:  Evaluating Army S&T sustainment technologies for resource reduction potential Understanding system interactionsAchievable reductions with integrated approaches

Identifying and Reducing Energy Risks in Expeditionary Missions

Col. Brian Magnuson, Director, Marine Corps Expeditionary Power Systems, presents on reducing energy waste, protecting energy micro-grids, and using training and enhanced operations to increase energy efficiency.

Reducing Energy Demands to Increase Warfighter Mobility

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Baker, Product Manager for Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit, U.S. Army, presents on using advanced software to reduce energy demand-Deploying next generation lithium-ion batteries for increased warfighter mobility.

Multi-domain Battle Concept: Future Battlefield Power

Colonel Bill Myer, Director, Operational Energy and Contingency Basing ASA, Installation, Energy and Environment, U.S. Army, presents on OE domains, the vehicle OE approach, and universal power.

Challenges & Strategies for Reducing Operational Energy Demands

Captain Mark R. Vandroff, USN Commanding Officer Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, U.S. Navy, presents on increasing fuel efficiency requirements for future planned aircraft acquisitions, upgrading current weapons systems to improve fuel efficiency, and promoting an energy conservation friendly environment in the force.

Operational Energy Impact on Mission & Sustainment Effectiveness

Mr. Brian Ernst, Project Manager, Joint Operational Energy Initiative (JOEI), TARDEC; Mr. Morris G. Hayes, Division Chief, Modeling Analysis Division, TRAC; Mr. William R. Fisher, Lead, Power and Energy Team, AMSAA, present on data management and validation, scenario development, model capabilities, and example analysis.

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