Why Microgrids Are Becoming Important to Military Missions

July 27, 2022
Learn about the microgrid development the US military it pursue in the coming years in an effort to gain energy independence, security and sustainability.

The US military has advanced microgrids more than any other branch of government and now the Army plans to equip all of its bases with microgrids by 2035. Why is gaining energy independence, security and sustainability so important to the military and what kind of microgrid development will it pursue in the coming years?

Nicole Bulgarino of Ameresco moderates this discussion, which includes a question and answer session recorded during the live event.

Featured speakers include:

Nicole Bulgarino, executive vice president and general manager, federal solutions, Ameresco

Hanan Fishman, president of Alencon Systems

Jason Smith, general manager, Bright Canyon Energy

David Irwin, director of project development, U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives

This video was recorded during Microgrid 2022: Microgrids as Climate Heroes. The two-day event was designed to bring together industry leaders, visionaries, and those curious about microgrids. Held in June of 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the editors at Microgrid Knowledge gathered microgrid leaders for two days of interactive sessions designed to help innovators, developers, utilities, and technology and engineering firms exploring the microgrid space.

The event featured more than 100 speakers across thirty sessions. Panel discussions covered big picture ideas around macro economic influences on the microgrid market, how microgrids can be a building block of US infrastructure and climate goals, why microgrids are becoming important to military missions and the challenges with supporting an electrified economy. The event also included multiple breakout sessions where panelists presented real-world case studies. Each session allowed audience members to ask questions of the panelists.

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