Army Installation Resilience Challenges and Opportunities to Advance Mission Readiness

Friday October 2, 2020 – 1:15 to 2:45 PM EDT

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Secure and reliable access to energy and water on Army installations is essential to its ability to deploy, fight, and win in a complex world. The Army installation objectives of maintaining world class training facilities, the ability to project power or surge the industrial base, and command and control are not achievable without secure and resilient access to energy and water. However, with rare exception, installations rely on commercial utilities outside the gate for energy and water.

Today, there exist a number of energy security vulnerabilities, both natural and man-made, associated with interdependent electric power grids, natural gas pipelines, and water resources and systems, which often jeopardize installation security and mission capabilities. The same holds for campuses, industrial parks, and municipalities.

Watch George Washington University’s Environmental and Energy Management Institute in a 90- minute exploration of installation level resilience challenges and solutions. with Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installation, Energy and the Environment) top officials and industry resilience experts.

The webinar is produced by the Security and Sustainability Forum and Zpryme.
Meet the Panel

Hon Alex Beehler Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment. Mr. Beehler is the primary advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army for all matters related to Army installation policy and oversight, and coordination of energy security and management. In addition, he is responsible for policy and oversight of sustainability and environmental initiatives and resource management.

Mr. J. E. “Jack” Surash is the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary (E&S) responsible for overall program direction, establishment of policies, development and refinement of strategies, and oversight for implementation of all programs and initiatives related to Energy Security and Sustainability within the Army.

Mr. Michael F. McGhee is the Executive Director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives and is responsible for large-scale renewable energy projects to bring energy security to Army installations leveraging private sector financing. 

Jeffrey Marqusee – Moderator
Dr. Marqusee is a senior research advisor at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He has over 20 years of government technology and policy leadership. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the DoD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program.
Industry Speakers
1 – Fred Bonewell, Chief Security, Safety & Gas Solutions Officer, CPS Energy
2 – Scott Manson, Technology Director, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL)
3 – Mehdi Ganji, Director of the Smart Cities Team at Willdan and Chairman of the of the Research & Development Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE Smart Cities Group 
4 – Johan Ulloa, Manager, Distributed Energy and Energy Efficiency Sales, Constellation Energy, Constellation
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