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Collaboration on Technology, Procurement and Finance Solutions to Enhance National Defense

January 26, 2012
8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Virginia

The Department of Defense (DoD) is employing a host of strategies to harness the power of renewable energy, conserve energy resources, and efficiently manage energy demand. This by invitation only senior leadership Forum will examine the strategies and the technological and financial opportunities and challenges related to the expanded use of renewable energy in support of national defense. The forum will highlight innovative ways the purchasing power of DoD and the ingenuity of private sector industries and financiers can be used to lower costs and support the military's mission.

The Forum, the first in a series, will be focused on the following goals:

  • Based on forecasted mission statements and force structures, establishing energy requirements to meet those needs with minimum cost in lives and money;
  • Identifying existing and forecast technological gaps that are not addressed by off-the-shelf energy technologies and applications;
  • Defining next-generation financing structures that will help DoD accelerate the adoption of renewable energy at both installation and operational levels while minimizing or eliminating budgetary impacts; and,
  • Defining model procurement methodologies to accelerate project development, reduce procurement overhead, enhance project value, and maximize results for DoD and the taxpayer.

The Forum will identify mechanisms to help DoD achieve mission objectives, save taxpayer expenditures, and reduce barriers to renewable energy deployment.

Following the Forum, ACORE will establish a member-led initiative to continue support of the collaboration between the DoD and the renewable energy industry through focused activities, including: market, technology, procurement and policy analysis; meetings; conferences; and communications. 

The Forum will feature addresses by:

The Honorable Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment
The Honorable Sharon Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs
Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (USN-Ret.), ACORE President

Additional speakers and panelists at the January 26th forum will include senior level representatives from the DoD, military services and national security community and the renewable energy industry, financiers and non-profits.

Registration fees:

General Registrant (For-Profit): $345
ACORE Member (For-Profit): $245
General Registrant (Government & Non-Profit): $145
ACORE Member (Government & Non-Profit): $105

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