The Department of Defense, the biggest single energy user in the U.S., is getting serious about implementing renewable energy to meet 25% by 2025 requirements. New programs are springing up to purchase renewable power for installations—programs that will require tens of billions of dollars in private investment and finance—making providing energy to the military the greenest area in the green energy field. From the Air Force’s recently announced project to install over $1B of distributed solar on bases and installations across the country, to the Army’s new EITF program that plans to issue PPAs in 2012 for 2GW of power, the services are moving smartly ahead with their plans to spur the development and installation of renewable energy ranging from utility-scale projects to rooftop solar for base housing. There is room at the table for almost any type of player in the renewable energy space…but not for everyone in the industry. The source selection and PPA process are likely to be run with military precision, and only those organizations who gain a thorough understanding of DoD’s technological challenges and constraints on contracting will gain access to a market estimated to grow to $2 trillion by 2025. Infocast’s Defense Renewable Energy and Military Microgrids will bring military policy makers and program managers together with leading renewable energy developers and financiers to explore how the DoD’s energy requirements can be met through their combined efforts. They will not only discuss the military’s acquisition plans and programs, but also examine how the PPA and development process might be improved upon from the utility world to reduce major development risks and costs, and how innovative alternative energy technologies might be deployed to enhance energy security.Agendas BrochureRegister by Tuesday, May 22, 2012 to be included in pre-printed badges, sign-in sheets and attendee lists.
May 30, 2012 - June 1, 2012 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Key Bridge Marriott1401 Lee HighwayArlington, VA 222091-800-228-9290