January 29 - 31, 2020
 Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

Operational Energy Resource Center

Download the 2020 Operational Energy Event Guide

Welcome to the IDGA’s 13th Operational Energy Summit, focused on helping our military to face challenges and opportunities to use energy to maximize force effectiveness.  This summit will once again be the annual comm ...

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The Year Ahead: Advancements in Operational Energy and Their Impact On Soldier Lethality

In October 2017, the Acting Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army established six Army modernization priorities to focus future investments. 6th on the list was soldier lethality. The delivery of accessible, renewable and powerful energy solutions will play a significant role in enhancing future operations...

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Operational Energy Past Attendee Snapshot

Interested in finding out who attended last year? Check out our Past Attendee Snapshot.If you prefer to receive a copy via email, contact idga@idga.org.

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2019 Presentations

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology and Its Military Applications

Discussion of accomplishments involving a commercially based fuel cell electric vehicle evaluationDiscussion of benefits of hydrogen fuel cells offer and the challenges that need to be overcomeBroad applications of fuel cell technology in the militaryKevin Centeck, Fuel Cell Technologies Team Lead, Ground Vehicle Power & Mobility, TARDEC

Reducing Energy Demands to Ensure Success in Multi-Domain Operations

Presentation by Colonel Christopher Corizzo, Chief, Sustainment Division ARCIC, US Army Multi-Domain OperationsModernization Priorities/Army Futures CommandDemand Reduction

Using Modeling & Simulation to Assess Operational Energy and Inform S&T Investments

Presentation by Brian A. Ernst, Team Lead, Operational & Trade Space Analysis, TARDEC, US ArmyOperational Energy Analysis Taskforce (OEATF)M&S Capabilities and Developed ScenariosExample Analyses

Operational Energy Analysis Support Using CBI Analysis Tools

Presentation by Raymond Folden, Product Director, Contingency Base Infrastructure, PEO CS & CSS, U.S. ArmyWhat CBI DoesCBI Desktop Analysis Tool (Mini-Model)Whole System Trades Analysis Tool (WSTAT)System of System Analysis Toolkit (SoSAT)

Fueling More Fight Through Innovative Energy Solutions

Presentation by Roberto Guerrero, Deputy Assistant Secretary Operational Energy, U.S. Air ForceOperational Energy & the Tyranny of Distance Defense Strategy, Air Force Priorities, and OE GoalsOperations Planning & Execution SolutionsFusing Operational and Maintenance DataInnovative Energy Solutions for New and Legacy Aircraft

DLA Battery Network “BATTNET”: Emerging Battery Technologies Supporting Operational Energy

Presentation by Matt Hutchens, Program Manager, Defense Logistics Agency.DLA OverviewDLA Strategic PlanDLA Research & Development (R&D)DLA R&D Battery Network (BATTNET)BATTNET Operational Energy (OE) Focus AreasEmerging Battery Technologies Supporting OEBipolar lead acid batteriesSolid state electrolyte batteriesAdvanced production methods for enhancing battery performance

Tactical Power and Energy Solutions Supporting the Soldier Lethality Cross-Functional Team

Presentation by Lauren Marzocca, Chemical Engineer, Soldier Power Development Team, CERDEC, US ArmySoldier Lethality CFT overviewIntegrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) power assessment and potential solutionsNext Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) power assessment and potential solutions

Mobile Nuclear Power Plants for Ground Operations

Presentation by Juan Vitali, Chief Strategist for HQDA G-4, US ArmyDSB Key RecommendationsReview: PESTEL Analysis SummaryTopics of Potential Concern and Mitigation

Interviews

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...

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!

Whitepapers and In-Depth Reports

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...

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...

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Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus

Be the first to secure exclusive sponsorship and exhibition opportunities through Thought Leadership Sessions, Benchmarking Workshops, Innovation Think Tanks, Interactive Discussion Groups, Exhibit booth and more. Download the Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus to see how you can get involved today!If you prefer to receive a copy, email Jeff.Latimer@iqpc.com.