Pre-Event WS: Don't Get Rocked by a Hurricane: Using the TRN Lite to Enhance Resilience at Your Site  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
2 hours
8:00AM - 10:00AM (ET)

Pittsburgh, PA

0.3 CEU

Please bring a laptop to this workshop to take advantage of the hands-on assessment time included in this workshop.

Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

Planning can help reduce uncertainty, facilitate coordination, and drive performance -and resilience planning is no different. Resilience planning and implementation of identified solutions can help Federal facilities continue critical missions or return to service faster in the event of an energy or water disruption. But many facility staff don't know where to start or how to prioritize future investments. Attend this workshop to explore FEMP's new Technical Resilience Navigator (TRN) Lite, a streamlined resilience planning tool which aims to help facility staff answer these questions and identify potential resilience solutions to address their site's biggest risk drivers. Bring your data to complete a TRN Lite assessment at the training or leverage example cases to show the diversity of sites, hazards, and potential solutions with which the TRN Lite can assist. Visit the TRN website ( to learn about key or explore example data in the TRN Lite to help you identify what types of data you should start collecting to make the most of this exiting and interactive workshop.


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.

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.

Hannah Hudson, Mechanical Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)  

Hannah Hudson is a mechanical engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with a background in performing energy assessments for industrial and commercial facilities. Her experience includes evaluating energy and water efficiency, renewable energy technologies, and resilience solutions. At PNNL, Hannah provides analysis and support by developing holistic energy plans at the facility, campus, and enterprise level.

Sophie Baur, Earth Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)  

Sophie Baur is an earth scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with a background in data science and environmental science. At PNNL, Sophie works primarily in risk analysis and climate change resiliency, with experience in risk assessment associated with energy and water resiliency, carbon sequestration, and nuclear applications

Learning Objectives

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

  • Indicate how to access and use FEMP's TRN Lite;
  • Identify how to apply the TRN Lite to initiate a resilience planning process;
  • Recognize how identified risk drivers can be addressed by resilience solutions.