The American Council on Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) 2nd U.S. Military and Renewable Energy Industry Forum will “discuss the practical realities of the DoD [Department of Defense] business process from the perspective of each of the military services, so that the private sector can develop a clear understanding of military goals,” according to ACORE’s website.
According to ACORE, “the U.S. Department of Defense is the biggest single energy user in the U.S. and is expected to spend $150 billion, or 43 percent more than current costs, on fuel and electricity over the next decade. The DoD plans to procure 25 percent of this energy from renewable energy sources by 2025.”
Objectives for this year’s forum include:
- Outlining the specific technology and project priorities of each of the military services and the opportunities for integrated system solutions
- Identifying the procurement processes that will reduce the cost of base and operational energy projects and encourage increased renewable energy deployment (including standardization, contracting, siting and permitting)
- Leveraging private sector finance to allow DoD to reach beyond its budget boundaries by identifying both proven and innovative finance models
The forum will be held May 9, 2012 at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC. Fees for the event are as follows:
General Registrant (For-Profit): $345
ACORE Member (For-Profit): $245
General Registrant (Government & Non-Profit): $145
ACORE Member (Government & Non-Profit): $105
Interested in attending this event? Click here to complete the online registration process.
About the U.S. Military and Renewable Energy Industry Forums: “ACORE’s U.S. Military and Renewable Energy Industry Forums bring together DoD officials and the renewable energy industry to focus on the opportunities, challenges and solutions related to the expanded use of renewable energy in support of national defense. The collaboration aims to ensure that our nation’s military has access to state-of-the-art products and services in order to achieve mission objectives, while lowering energy costs through efficient procurement processes and use of private finance.” — ACORE
About ACORE: “ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE provides a common educational platform for a wide range of interests in the renewable energy community, focusing on technology, finance and policy. We convene thought leadership forums and create energy industry partnerships to communicate the economic, security and environmental benefits of renewable energy.
“The scope of ACORE’s membership spans all constituencies in the renewable energy sector, including financial institutions, government leaders, educators, end-users, professional service providers and allied non-profit groups.
“ACORE accomplishes much of its work by convening the thought leaders in each of these constituencies, publishing collaborative research and facilitating communications among our members, their stakeholders and the media.” — ACORE