Partner Events:

CREF 2016 will take place this year at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, Florida from October 17 – 19.

CxEnergy 2017 Conference & ExpositionMonday, April 24 – Thursday, April 27, Orlando, FL: Save 10% on Registration with Discount Code GCEN10

cx-energyPresented by the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the Energy Management Association (EMA) and the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), the CxEnergy Conference & Expo has become the go-to event for commissioning, test and balance, and energy management professionals. The conference again offers a broad range of topics over a day and a half of concurrent technical sessions while providing plenty of structured time to visit carefully targeted vendors in the Expo Hall, and network with colleagues, speakers, and other experts. CxEnergy’s Exposition Hall showcases the variety of companies providing leading-edge commissioning and energy management products and services. The exhibitors’ product lines range from controls, instruments, and metering devices to consultative services in engineering and enterprise energy management. CxEnergy also offers pre-conference certification opportunities for Commissioning Authority (CxA) and Energy Management Professional (EMP). For questions, please contact ACG Headquarters at or call 202-737-7775.
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Past GCEN Events:

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2016 Power Up Energy Expo

Gulf Coast Energy Network’s signature event, Power Up 2016, is coming to Fort Walton Beach on  October 5th and 6th 2016. Register now! Early Bird discounts are available until September 19th.

Power Up 2016: Building Energy Resilient Communities highlights military requirements and opportunities for energy and construction projects at military installations and throughout the community. This workshop is held in conjunction with Eglin Air Force Base.  Mark your calendars and plan on joining us for the big event!


Contracting Tools, March 16-17, 2016
Hosted by the Gulf Coast Energy Network and Eglin Air Force Base.

  • Ms. Joann Cox and Ms. Karen Ziemba, Senior Contracting Officers, Assisted Acquisition Services Division, General Services Administration
  • Ms. Cherri Duval, Small Business Program Director, Contracting Office at Eglin Air Force Base
  • Mr. Sid Saunders, Pendulum Services Community Partnership Opportunities in Government Contracting
  • Mr. Dan Robeen, Engineering Division Chief, 96th Civil Engineering Group, Eglin Air Force Base Civil Engineering Outlook for Eglin Air Force Base, Team Eglin
  • Mr. Bryan Scism, Base Energy Manager, Eglin Air Force Base
  • Ms. Christa Gunn, Chief, Portfolio Optimization, U.S. Air Force Hurlburt Field
  • Ms. Alice Oberhausen, US Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Training Team, Area Wide Contract Tools and the Use of Utility Energy Services Contracting 
  • Mr. Jason Cartozian, Siemens presentationMr. Michael Reed presentation and Mr. Dean Yobs, Schneider Electric presentation, Industry Panel – Case Studies on Energy Savings Performance Contracting & Utility Energy Services Contracting
  • Mr. Leslie “Les” Martin, US Air Force Civil Engineering Center (AFCEC)
  • Mr. Chris Hood, Gulf Power Representative, Mr. Mark Clark, Okaloosa Gas District, and Mr. Steven Wolfrom, CHELCO Utility Panel – Energy Contracting from the Local Utilities’ Perspective
  • Dr. Steve Butler, Director, Doolittle Institute, Understanding Partnership Intermediary Agreements
  • Mr. Andrew Nelson, Chief Energy Branch, US Army Corp of Engineers, Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP)ERDC-CERL Overview
  • Ms. Canan “Janan” Balaban, Associate Director, Florida Energy Systems Consortium, University Partnerships for Energy Research 
  • Mr. Van Fuller, Director, Mid-Bay Bridge Authority, Value-Based Real Property Transaction



Power Up Defense Energy Forum Files October, 2015

Hosted by the Gulf Coast Energy Network and Eglin Air Force Base.


Energy & MicroGrids Workshop Files

This workshop was hosted by the Gulf Coast Energy Network, Eglin Air Force Base, and the Doolittle Institute.