October 2, 2020

1:15 pm EDT


Power outages don’t discriminate. Unless there is a plan for keeping the most important assets running, the entire community goes dark when the power fails. Critical assets go down in homes, businesses, muncipal buildings, schools and military installations alike.

This webinar focuses on resilience on Army installations, which means more than sustaining power 24/7. It also depends on maintaining community resilience and coordinating with the electic utility. Water supply and often waste management, as well as goods, services, and employees come from the locality. All are in it together – the installation, the community and the utility. Concepts revealed in this discusion apply to all communities, with or without a military installaton presence.

Join George Washington University’s Environmental and Energy Management Institute in a 90-minute exploration of better ways for Army installations and utilities to plan together for more cooperative “macrogrid” resilience outcomes in coordination with municipalities.

Army speakers include

  • Hon Alex Beehler, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment
  • Mr. J. E. “Jack” Surash, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary (E&S)
  • Mr. Michael F. McGhee, Executive Director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives
Industry Speakers
  • Fred Bonewell, Chief Security, Safety & Gas Solutions Officer, CPS Energy
  • Scott Manson, Technology Director, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL)
  • 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
  • Johan Ulloa, Manager, Distributed Energy and Energy Efficiency Sales, Constellaton Energy, Constellation
  • Moderated by Jeff Marqusee, Senior research advisor at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and former Director of DoD’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)

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