POWER UP ENERGY EXPO 2017

Eglin Air Force Base – Hurlburt Field Energy Action Month

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Pre-Event Exhibits: 2:30 – 5:00PM

Outside of the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort

  • Energy Management Truck presented by Siemens.
  • Electric Vehicles & Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) on displays

Energy Management on the Road

Siemens Energy Management is coming to Power Up Energy Expo to provide our customers the ultimate technology experience with Siemens innovative solutions to tomorrow’s energy challenges…today. The Siemens Energy Management Truck and trailer offers an engaging overview of our entire energy portfolio – from generation to consumption. Learn how:

  • Our transmission and distribution products and solutions are helping customers address reliability, security, efficiency and digitalization in a changing energy landscape.
  • Our integrated power distribution solutions for customers in the federal, oil and gas, automotive, chemical, construction, data centers, food and beverage, power utilities, and mining markets.
  • Emerging topics like microgrids and integrated planning.

What’s inside: 
The energy system is changing, and with change comes challenges. Siemens understand that, and is ready to address the challenges our customers are facing.

Generation: Customers will learn more about our wind and renewable generation sources, innovative fossil power generation systems and our power services offerings.

Transmission and Distribution: Here we identify how Siemens products and solutions address reliability, security, efficiency and the increasing prevalence of big data across the transmission and distribution energy chain.
 

Totally Integrated Power: Centered on one of the walls is a representation of our Totally Integrated Power portfolio with actual power distribution products shown on the wall and the various means of connection shown in an architectural diagram.

Vertical Markets: Customers can select from nine different markets where Siemens partners to provide integrated power distribution products and solutions. Our focused vertical markets include federal, oil and gas, automotive, chemical, construction, data centers, food and beverage, power utilities, and mining.

Microgrids and Grid Planning: Learn about our microgrid solution, as well as integrated grid planning software and consulting in our center kiosks.

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Power Up Welcome Reception

5:30 PM Ramada Plaza Beach Resort Gulf-Front Tower

  

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017

Technical Sessions: 9:30AM – 4:30PM

 

9:30     Opening Remarks: Mr. Dave Robau, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Energy Network

 

9:45     Welcome Address: Hear from Base Leadership at Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field.

Ms. Christa Gunn, Deputy Base Civil Engineer, Hurlburt Field, U.S. Air Force

Mr. Mark Schlueter, Deputy Base Civil Engineer, Eglin Air Force Base, U.S. Air Force

 

10:30   Training Workshop 1: Building Energy Resilient Communities and Installations

 

Session Description: Learn about gird modernization efforts and long-range planning efforts to ensure energy resiliency and sustainability. Understand the components integrated energy master plan and how the Services are addressing this important issue. The session will also cover a case study on the sustainable community of Babcock Ranch, the first all solar town in America.

 

Moderator: Mr. Dave Robau, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Energy Network

Mr. Gary Nelson, Senior Vice President of Planning & Development, Kitson & Partners

Mr. Haris Alibasic, Assistant Professor, University of West Florida

 

11:30-5:30       Siemens Energy Management Truck is Open: Ramada Front Parking Area

 

12:00-1:00       Lunch/Networking

 

1:15-2:15         Training Workshop 2: What’s on the Energy Horizons?

 

Session Description: Learn about the basics and complexities of Microgrids and advances in energy storage technologies. Understand the environmental, policy, legal, and financial implications of the procurement process and how these energy solutions go from planning, to contracting, to installation.

 

Moderator: Mr. Dan Nocher, Installation Energy Manager, Eglin Air Force Base

Mr. Nazar Al-Khayat, Lead Microgrid Architect, Siemens Energy Management

Mr. Jason Valenstein, Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

 

2:15-3:15         Training Workshop 3: Lessons in Disaster Recovery and Energy Resiliency Planning

Session Description: Hurricane Harvey devastated the City of Houston during the 2017 Hurricane Season. Learn about the importance of resiliency planning efforts and the deployment of innovative strategies to include on-site systems that ensure reliable, secure, clean energy.

 

Moderator: Mr. Dave Robau, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Energy Network

Mr. Tom Rath, Siemens Government Technologies

Dr. Gavin Dillingham, Director of Policy, U.S. Department of Energy, Houston Advanced Research Center (via remote)

 

3:30-4:30         Training Workshop 4: Utility Privatization Roundtable

 

Session Description: Utility Privatization (UP) offers military installations a long-term solution for sustaining important infrastructure systems and the services they provide to base personnel and operations. Learn how installations are dealing with the challenges of aging infrastructure and leveraging UP to gain efficiencies and promote and enhance the military mission.

 

Moderator: Mr. Sid Saunders, Pendulum Services, LLC

Mr. Matthew Avery, Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (CHELCO)

Mr. Resiak “Zig” Zbigniew, American States Utility Services (ASUS)

Mr. Mark Clark, Okaloosa Gas District

 

 

DAY 2: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017

Technical Sessions: 9:30AM – 12:15PM

 

9:30     Opening Remarks: Mr. Dave Robau, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Energy Network

 

9:40     Training Workshop 6: Understanding Energy As A Service

 

Session Description: Today, the DoD is actively engaged in alternative energy projects, often involving Enhanced-Use Leases (EULs) and Energy Saving Performance Contracts (ESPC) to build microgrids and distributed energy plants on its own installations. With more than 300 renewable energy projects to date, the DoD must deal with arduous base-by-base negotiations involving local electric companies, state utility regulators, and private financiers Learn how the Air Force is proposing to deal with these issues under the concept called Energy As A Service (EAsS).

 

Mr. Shawn Bennett, Senior Advisor, Air Force Office of Energy Assurance, U.S. Air Force

 

 

10:15-11:15     Training Workshop 7: Creating Mission Resiliency Through Innovation & Community Partnerships

 

Session Description: As the Department of Defense (DoD) continues to face budget shortfalls, DoD leaders are looking for revolutionary ways to reduce costs while retaining capabilities critical to their missions. Community Partnerships have emerged as a viable way to address these challenges. This has resulted in a robust dialogue between installations and their surrounding communities that has led to innovative public-private partnerships (P3s) and even public-public-private partnerships (P4s) across the DOD. Learn about some creative examples of community partnerships that have resulted in enhanced military readiness.

 

Moderator: Mr. Jeff Fanto, Chief, Portfolio Optimization, Eglin Air Force Base, U.S. Air Force

Mr. Vince Sclafani, Senior IT Manager, Woolpert, Inc

Mr. Mel Young, Generation Asset Manager, Gulf Power Company

 

 

11:15-12:15     Training Workshop 8: Navigating the DoD’s Energy Alphabet: ESPC, UESC, ERCIP, NRG and SRM, ESTCP, PPA, MILCON, CRADA

 

Session Description: Learn about the variety of tools in the energy financing toolbox and when these financing mechanisms are most appropriate. Hear different perspectives and learn about a case studies involving Air Force and Navy projects.

 

Moderator: Mr. Dan Nocher, Installation Energy Manager, Eglin Air Force Base, U.S. Air Force

Mr. Les Martin, Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC),U.S. Air Force

Mr. Matt Ridley, Siemens Industry, Inc, Building Technologies Division

Ms. Sabrina Williams, Installation Energy Manager, Pensacola Naval Air Station, U.S. Navy

 

12:00-4:00       Siemens Energy Management Truck is Open: Ramada Front Parking Area

  

12:15PM POWER UP ENERGY EXPO 2017 ADJOURNS