Faster Resilience Assessments: An Introduction to the New Technical Resilience Navigator Lite  

Education Type: 
1 hour
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

Interested in resilience planning, but don't know where to start? This training will introduce participants to the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) new tool - the Technical Resilience Navigator (TRN) Lite. Based on FEMP's existing TRN resilience planning tool, this new, streamlined tool offers users a way to kick-start their resilience planning efforts by quickly identifying risks to critical loads and potential solutions that might help reduce risk and enhance resilience. This interactive training will include an overview of resilience and risk concepts and provide a demonstration of the new TRN Lite web tool.


Ethan Epstein, Program Manager, Federal Energy Management Program  

Epstein, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program Ethan Epstein is the Program Manager and Technical Lead for the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) resilience program. At FEMP, Ethan works with both the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to provide federal facilities with technical assistance and develop resources and tools focused around energy/water resilience and climate change. This includes developing strategies to integrate various programmatic efforts including but not limited to climate adaptation, mitigation and resilience, decarbonization, resilience quantification, and resilience planning.

Julia Rotondo, Program Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  

Julia Rotondo is a Program Manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with over 9 years' experience working on energy, cybersecurity, climate change, resilience, and buildings efficiency issues. This experience includes leading cybersecurity strategy development, research on connected technologies, and technology roadmap development. At PNNL, Julia works on developing resources to enhance the resilience planning capabilities of federal facilities, developing resources to enhance the cybersecurity posture of federal facilities, and strategic approaches for addressing climate change.

Kathryn Otte, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  

Kathryn is a data scientist in the Risk Modeling & Optimization group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She specializes in developing risk algorithms and simulation tools for federal agencies. Her research applications include resilience planning, aviation security, building digitalization for energy efficiency, and cybersecurity for agriculture.

Doug Elliott, Senior Research Economist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  

Doug Elliott is a senior research economist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Since joining the lab in 1991, he has participated in a variety of projects focused mainly in the areas of resource efficiency and policy, cost-benefit and regulatory analysis, and software development. Currently, he supports DOE's Federal Energy Management Program through the development of components of its Technical Resilience Navigator. He also supports energy and water security strategy, measurement, and assessment development for the Headquarters, Department of the Army. Doug received a BA in Economics from Whitman College and an MA in Economics from the University of Virginia.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Access and use FEMP's TRN Lite;
  • Identify how to apply the TRN Lite to initiate a resilience planning process; and
  • Identify tangible next-steps for how to initiate and pursue using the TRN Lite at their own sites.
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