Resilient, reliable, and redundant energy systems are essential for mission accomplishment but can be challenging to decarbonize. This training session will focus on novel and innovative ways to make installations, campuses, and buildings more resilient and keep the power flowing to critical operations while achieving sustainability goals. Attendees will hear about advances in microgrid technology, distributed generation options, and operational strategies to enhance resiliency/reliability and improve efficiency while providing environmental benefits. The integration of existing and new technologies and optimization strategies will be explored.
Robert Turk, Manager Technical Development, Senior Systems Engineer, Energy & Grid Systems Integration, Idaho National Lab
Kurt Myers, Project Manager and Staff Electrical Engineer, Idaho National Lab
Chris Niebylski, Project Manager, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Mike Savena, Utility Operations Director, Department of Defense - Navy
Meghan Dutton, General Manager, Renewable Energy, Wheeler Machinery Co. and Gardner Energy LLC
Upon completion of this session attendees will:
- Identify the challenges of decarbonization;
- Recognize innovative technical solutions that provide resilience while achieving sustainability goals;
- Identify strategies to enhance reliability and efficiency; and
- Apply solutions and strategies at installations where appropriate.