Thursday, September 27, 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
595 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA 02215
Questrom School of Business | Classroom 414/419
Vice Admiral U.S. Navy (Retired), Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment
Director of Workforce Development, MassCEC
Manager - Outage Coordination, ISO New England (U.S. Navy Veteran)
Agenda subject to change (All times in Eastern)
Welcome and Introduction
Global Energy Challenges
Keynote lecture on global energy challenges including, but not limited to: climate change as a national security threat; cyber and physical infrastructure vulnerabilities; US government priorities and diplomacy; military preparedness, strategy, and operational energy analysis
Oil, Gas, Coal, and Nuclear
Lecture on domestic and international trends in oil, gas, coal and nuclear industries: impacts on energy dependence and international market; environmental, economic, political, and regulatory considerations.
Grid, Electricity, Resilience and Security
Discussion on US electric grid functionality, limitations, vulnerabilities; adaption needed for advanced energy systems; international trends in adopting advanced energy and grid upgrades; cyber and physical threats, attacks, and weather related resilience efforts.
Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Efficiency, and Technology
Lecture on renewable energy industry trends; overview of domestic and international adoption of wind, solar, hydro, off-shore; sustainability and efficiency principles; technology gaps and investment needs; overview of economic soft power benefits of R&D; R&D investment trends and key research areas.
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
- Military to Energy Transition: Panels and lectures on lessons learned and resources available from other veterans and professionals working in the energy industry, energy policy, and energy entrepreneurs
- Energy in Practice: Panels and lectures on active programs and projects from area experts in the industry, government, and academics
Strengthening Our Energy Security Future
Closing remarks or panel on the military influence and veteran’s role in adopting advanced energy solutions to diversify the U.S. economy, increase resilience & reliability, and mitigate the global impacts of climate change