The Department of Defense is poised to become one of the biggest customers for renewable energy in the U.S.
Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
Infocast, the leading business intelligence and networking events producer in the energy industry, has announced its 2nd Annual Defense Renewable Energy & Military Microgrids Summit to be held on November 28-30, 2012 in Arlington, VA.
The Department of Defense is poised to become one of the biggest customers for renewable energy in the U.S. Its goal of deploying 3 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy by 2025 is one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history. The Energy Initiative Task Force (EITF) has begun issuing RFPs to source 2 GW of renewable power for Army and Air Force facilities, and the Navy’s 1 GW Task Force is ramping up a similar program. These new programs will require tens of billions of dollars in private investment and finance.
The opportunities for project development and finance will be explored at Infocast’s 2nd Defense Renewable Energy & Military Microgrids Summit, with the DoD’s new acting Deputy Under Secretary for Installations and Environment, Mr. John Conger, to deliver the Keynote Address.
The second Defense Summit will bring together military policy makers and program managers with leading renewable energy developers, utility service providers and financiers to explore how the DOD’s energy requirements can be met through their combined efforts. High-level executives from technology leaders such as Eaton Corporation, Hannon Armstrong, Lockheed Martin, S&C Electric and Siemens and financiers from Morgan Stanley, Keybanc Capital Markets and US Bancorp.
The event will also feature a full-day, pre-conference workshop, responding to DoD Renewable Energy RFPs, that will focus on the rules, regulations and contracting methods that can be used in acquiring renewable energy.
For more information, to register for the summit, or to participate as a speaker or sponsor, visit the event website at infocastinc.com/defense12 or contact us at (818)884-4444.
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