Benefits of Hybrid Energy Systems for Resilience  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This 2019 Energy Exchange recorded session explores hybrid energy systems, which may include renewable and non-renewable generation (possibly with storage) and may often comprise larger microgrids. While offering the benefits of fuel and asset diversity, hybrid storage systems add complexity and require careful management, including complex control systems. This session delves into these topics and shares project-specific information that describes management of hybrid energy systems and how the resulting solutions can enhance resilience.


Michael Young, Technical Project Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Maj Shawn Doyle, Base Civil Engineer, Otis Air National Guard Base

Rick Pierce, Installation Energy Manager, Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, attendees will understand:

  • The limitations of each type of energy system;
  • Decision criteria that led to the selection of the specific energy system in the planning stage;
  • How to identify critical factors in deciding which energy system to operate and when; and
  • How controls and automation have made the process of managing the hybrid system easier and where additional opportunity for improvement is present.

The session featured in this on-demand course was recorded on August 21, 2019, at the 2019 Energy Exchange held in Denver, Colorado (Track 4, Session 7).

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