The value of Energy Services Company (ESCO) contracts have been well documented after 30+ years of deployments. Until recently, renewable energy has been too expensive with long paybacks which did not line up with traditional energy conservation measures. However, the recent reduction in cost combined with technological performance advancements makes renewable energy, such as solar PV, desirable in ESCO contracts. Our panel will break down actual case studies and provide insight on the advantages and pitfalls.

 

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Leadership from DOE and other research centers provided the latest information on where renewable energy technology is headed and the implications for profitable deployment.

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Gary Dirks


Moderator: Gary Dirks, Director of LightWorks, Arizona State University

Gary is director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and director of LightWorks, an Arizona State University initiative that capitalizes on ASU’s strengths in solar energy and other light-inspired research. Before joining ASU, he was the president of BP Asia-Pacific and the president of BP China.

 

 

 

The Webinar Panel

Chris Brown


Chris Brown: Partner and Chief Scientist with Sail Capital Partners.

Chris is a scientist and entrepreneur with diverse business and technical backgrounds.  His past experiences have spanned multiple verticals, including electronics, textiles, and telecommunications. His background and experience position him at the crossroads of business and technology. He holds a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. in Physics from North Carolina State University.

Graham Stevens

Graham Stevens: Associate Director at Navigant Consulting.

Graham specializes in energy technology with particular expertise in photo voltaics.  He works closely with the research staff at Navigant Research and will be reporting on the latest information about renewable energy technology.

 

Otto Van Geet

 

 

Otto Van Geet:  Senior Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL),where most of his work is in the Federal Energy Management Program.

His expertise includes renewables screening and assessment, passive solar building design, use of design tools, photovoltaic (PV) system design for on and off grid applications, energy audits, and minimizing energy use and GHG generation for building and communities.

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Intersection of the Microgrid, Renewable Energy, and Storage

by Arturo Herrera on September 7, 2014

Todd Foley from the American Council on Renewable Energy moderated the August 7th webinar on Micro Grids, which is the 5th webinar in SSF’s Renewable Energy on Institutional Property Series.  Here is a general description of the panel topics and backgrounds.
  • Introduction to the Role of Microgrids on Institutional Property:  Todd Foley, ACORE’s Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Relations, leads strategic integration of policy development, research, external communications and interaction with Federal and state government and regulatory officials.
  • Investor Considerations and Successful Examples:  Michael Huerta is the Managing Partner of GridCo Storage Capital, LLC, an investment manager focused on the acquisition and optimization of energy storage infrastructure. He also currently serves as Executive Director of Aerea Resources, an owner-operator of behind-the-meter energy assets.
  • Approach to Development of Successful Microgrid Projects:  David Hague, Senior Director of Marketing at Gehrlicher Solar help put the webinar together and will be a panelist in the session. David brings years of business and engineering experience in renewable energy, smart grid, and cleantech.
  • Innovations in Energy Storage and Micro Grid Systems:   Ryan Wartina, Chief Strategy Officer, Growing Energy Labs, Inc. (Geli). Geli develops software to integrate, network, and economically operate energy storage systems.

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Renewable Energy Series – Energy Mandates

by Arturo Herrera on September 3, 2014

 

This introductory session will feature government leaders from DOD and other federal agencies who will address regulatory and procurement challenges industry and agency stakeholders need to consider when developing facility energy plans.

Karla Perri 

Led by Karla Perri, The Spectrum Group and former Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Environment at DoD.

Panelists:

Tim Unruh: Director of the Federal Energy Management Program, US Department of Energy

Kevin Kampschroer: Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, US General Services Administration

Kate Brandt: The Federal Environmental Executive at the Council on Environmental Quality

Lisa Jung: Acting Director, Facilities Energy and Privatization, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Energy);

 

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Renewable Energy Series – Energy Technology

by Arturo Herrera on September 3, 2014

Led by Peter Saundry, Executive Director of NCSE the series opened with a one hour session to examine the state of renewable in the United States and across the Globe.

Panelists:

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Keith Alverson interview

September 3, 2014

Some of you may have seen cartoonist and trained scientist Jim Toomey’s 2 minute videos on the oceans.  This coincides well with the August 19th interview with Keith Alverson from the United Nation’s Environment Program. The webinar was based on eco-based approaches to climate adaptation. Here is a link to Toomey’s video. http://www.rona.unep.org/toomey Keith is [...]

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Renewable Energy Series – Public Private Partnerships

September 2, 2014

The sixth webinar in SSF’s Security and Sustainability Forum’s free series on Renewable Energy on Institutional Property was held on August 21.  In this session, our panel of experts delved into successful public private partnership to design, finance, construct and operate renewable energy systems as part of an organization’s overall energy management program.   Using private capital to [...]

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Renewable Energy Series – Energy Policy

September 2, 2014

The July 10th webinar in SSF’s Renewable Energy on Institutional Property series focused on technologies and successful paradigms for long-term energy management.  The session is packed with usable information important to those responsible for facility management as well as planners, consultants, vendors and students. This session provided an overview of technology applications, cost competitiveness of alternatives and [...]

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The National Climate Assessment Recommendations and Implications

May 9, 2014

Listen to the Authors of the National Climate Assessment in Today’s Webinar The National Climate Assessment (NCA), released by the White House on May 6, 2014, stresses that erratic weather is already changing life on Earth and will become more disruptive over time. However, the 800-plus page report with over 200 scientific contributors, concludes that [...]

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Local Green Economic Development’s Role in Living in the Climate of the Future

May 2, 2014

Federal and States set standards, support response actions to extreme events and also fund regional protections such as flood control measures. But, municipalities across the globe are on the firing line to directly adjust to the impacts of a changing climate. Local green economic development nonprofits, like Bethesda Green, the topic of an SSF Conversation [...]

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