Government and institutional facility managers are being tasked with alternative energy reduction mandates for environmental, security and financial reasons.
The Security and Sustainability Forum’s free webinar series centers on successful case studies and guidance for designing and implementing renewable energy technology and energy efficiency programs on military bases, national parks, government buildings, college campuses, medical complexes, prisons and other institutional property to meet government and institutional energy utilization program goals.
Registration is open for the entire series as they continue to finalize the panelists. Visit http://securityandsustainabilityforum.org/renewableenergyseries for updates.
June 2nd 1:15 to 2:15 PM ET Renewable Energy Policy – The State of Renewable Energy. Led by Peter Saundry, Executive Director of the National Council on Science and the Environment, the series opens with a one hour session to examine the state of renewable in the United States and across the Globe.
- David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (invited)
- Reid Detchon, Vice President for Energy and Climate at the United Nations Foundation and Executive Director of the Energy Future Coalition (Confirmed)
- Michael Randolph Brower, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) (Confirmed)
June 26th 1:15 to 2:45 PM ET- Webinar #1 – The US Federal Agency Market: Meeting Energy Reduction and Renewable Energy Mandates: This introductory session will feature government leaders from DOD and other federal agencies who will address regulatory and procurement challenges industry and agency stakeholders need to consider when developing facility energy plans.
July 10th Webinar #2 – Renewable Energy Technology Applicability: This session will provide an overview of technology applications, cost competitiveness of alternatives and their feasibility for government and campus environments. Seasoned industry and government officials will provide guidance on what is working and what is not working.
July 24th Webinar #3 – The Effective Marriage of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in an ESCO Contract for Municipalities, and Educational and Hospital Campuses: The value of Energy Services Company (ESCO) contracts have been well documented after 30+ years of deployments. Until recently, renewable energy has been too expensive with long paybacks which did not line up with traditional energy conservation measures. However, the recent reduction in cost combined with technological performance advancements makes renewable energy, such as solar PV, desirable in ESCO contracts. Our panel, comprised of industry, finance and government leaders, will break down an actual case study and provide insight on the advantages and pitfalls.
August 7th 1:15 to 3:45 PM ET- Webinar #4 – The Intersection of the Microgrid, Renewable Energy, and Storage: Microgrids save money and increase resiliency and reliability; but how do you achieve a successful, economic deployment and do it using private capital? Our case study is led by industry and academic leaders who have successfully deployed area-wide microgrids.
August 21st 1:15 to 3:45 PM ET- Webinar #5 – Public Private Partnerships (PPP): Using private capital to own and operate systems on government and institutional property is an attractive model for cash-strapped entities that want the benefits of lowering energy use and reducing costs without any upfront capital. Our panel of finance and procurement experts breaks down both a recent successful PPP and a project that did not achieve financing.
September 4th 1:15 to 3:45 PM ET- Webinar #6 – The Leading Edge of New Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies Coming to the Market: Leadership from DOE and other research centers will provide the latest information on where renewable energy technology is headed and the implications for profitable deployment.
September 18th 1:15 to 3:45 PM ET- Webinar #7 – Developing the RFP: Energy efficiency and renewable energy contracting is a new art for many government and institutional entities. Whether a direct purchase or in a third-party owned and operated public private partnership, procuring these highly valuable cost reduction systems requires new ways to navigate legal, regulatory and functional challenges. Our panel of contract and finance experts from federal and state agencies, finance organizations and higher education discuss their RFP process to provide insight into what has worked well and provisions to avoid.