Los Angeles, CA. – January 13, 2016 – Infocast, a world leading business intelligence and networking events producer in renewable energy finance, investment, and development has announced the 6th Defense Renewables Summit, scheduled for March 15–16, 2016 in Arlington, VA. The event will be co-located with the Microgrid Markets Summit East.
Great strides have been made by the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy in meeting the DoD’s 20% renewable energy goal by 2020. Energy security initiatives have led to large off-base utility-scale wind and solar projects with utilities for the benefit of increased grid and base resiliency. The 210 (MW) Mesquite Solar 3 project by the Department of the Navy (DON) in partnership with Sempra and WAPA, and Fort Hood’s large-scale, microgrid-capable solar & wind project will be highlighted at the event. Over $7B in investments is needed in the near-term to supply renewable energy to the DoD and this opportunity can ultimately amount to tens of billions in private investment.
The 6th Defense Renewables Summit will bring senior-level DoD, Air Force, Army, Marine Corp and Navy decision-makers together with renewable energy developers, utilities, system integrators, financiers, EPCs, cybersecurity, energy storage, IoT, ISP and smartgrid experts in order to meet the renewable energy goals and security needs of the DoD. The summit will provide the latest on emerging guidelines and processes that merge the complexities of federal acquisitions with the risk allocation methods of project finance, as well as how viable, financeable projects can be developed to the benefit of all.
The program is packed with experts from the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Federal Energy Management Program, Defense Logistics Agency, Western Area Power Administration, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, Apex Clean Energy, Ameresco, EDF Renewable Energy, VMG Energy Group, SolarCity, Georgia Power, Constellation Energy, Bostonia Partners, Hannon Armstrong, Siemens Government Technologies, and more!
New for 2016: IoT, ISP, and Microgrid experts from Distributed Sun, IPERC, Gehrlicher Solar America Corp., Booz Allen Hamilton, Leidos, Inc., Green Energy Corp, SAP, Lockheed Martin, U.S. Army Cyber Command, AECOM, Instant Access Networks, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, U.S. Department of Energy and more will discuss and explore how to secure the nation’s critical and cyber infrastructure. The summit is sponsored by Chadbourne & Parke and SolarCity, and is supported by the Center for Sustainable Energy and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).Attend