Saturday August 18, 2018

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Liberty Station Conference Center

2600 Laning Rd, San Diego, CA 92106





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Rep Scott Peters

California's 52nd Congressional District

Len Hering

Center for Climate & Security Advisory Board, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)


Logan Allen

Oil & Gas Practice Principal, Regatta Solutions Inc

Nathan Johnson

Senior Sustainability Scientist, Arizona State University


Hanna Grene

Director of Policy, Center for Sustainable Energy


Allan Abela

Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President, EPC Power Corp. (U.S. Navy Veteran)


Jason Anderson

President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego


Paul Carp

Director of Research and Senior Analyst, GreenBiz

Marc Costa

Policy & Regulatory Manager, The Energy Coalition


Phillip Gibbons

Energy and Sustainability Program Manager, Port of San Diego


Andrea Marr

Senior Program Manager, Willdan (U.S. Navy Veteran)

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Brendan Reed

Director, Planning and Environmental Affairs, San Diego Airport Authority


Lee Rodrigues

Senior Instructional Designer, SunRun (U.S. Army Veteran)


Mick Wasco

Installation Energy Manager, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

David Weil

Director of Campus Sustainability & Carbon Neutrality, UC San Diego (U.S. Navy Veteran)


Heather Werner

Principal, Semper Varia



Agenda Subject to Change (All times in Pacific)

8:30 am

Participants Arrive

8:45 am

Welcome and Introduction

Dan Misch, Veteran's Energy Seminar Creator and Program Manager

9:00 am

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

RADM Len Hering, U.S. Navy (Retired)

9:30 am

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.

Logan Allen, Oil & Gas Practice Principal, Regatta Solutions Inc

10:30 am


11:00 am

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.

Nathan Johnson, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Arizona State University

12:00 pm

Lunch (Provided)

12:30 pm

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.

Hanna Grene, Director of Policy, Center for Sustainable Energy

1:30 pm


2:00 pm

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

4:00 pm

Strengthening Our Energy Security Future

Closing remarks 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

Representative Scott Peters, California's 52nd District

5:00 pm


Stone Brewing Company (2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106)