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Energy & MicroGrids Workshop: Register Now! 

This informative workshop is hosted by the Gulf Coast Energy Network, Eglin Air Force Base, and the Doolittle Institute. Seating is limited and this workshop will sell out. Sign up today! Register Now! 

Wednesday June 3, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT

Doolittle Institute near Uptown Station
73 Eglin Parkway Northeast
Suite 112
Ft Walton Beach, FL 32548


  • 8:00-9:00: Registration / Networking
  • 9:00-9:30: Opening Remarks
    Mr. Dave Robau, Gulf Coast Energy Network
    Dr. Steve Butler, Doolittle Institute
  • 9:30-10:15: Micro-Grid and Energy Storage
    Mr. Edward Buck, Eaton Corporate Research & Technology
  • 10:15-10:30: Break / Networking
  • 10:30-11:30: Energy Challenges for the Department of Defense
    Mr. Tarone Watley, U.S. Air Force, AFCEC & Army Representative (Invited)
  • 11:30-1:00: Lunch / Networking
  • 1:00-1:30: Successful Partnership Initiatives
    Mr. Sid Saunders, Pendulum Services
  • 1:30-2:30: Energy Surety and Critical Infrastructure
    Mr. Jim Plourde, Schneider-Electric
    Mr. Billy Sasser, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • 2:30-2:45: Break / Networking
  • 2:45-3:30: Issues and Opportunities at Eglin Air Force Base
    Mr. Jack Kiger, U.S. Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base
  • 3:30-4:00: Public-Private Partnership (P3) and Financing Models
    Mr. Peter Flynn, Bostonia Partners, LLC
  • 4:00-4:45: Afternoon Panel: University Research and Technology Transfer
    Mr. Bob Ready, University of Central Florida/Florida Solar Energy Center
  • 4:45-5:00: Closing Remarks
    Mr. Dave Robau, Gulf Coast Energy Network

Visit the Fort Walton Beach Vacation hotel guide for accommodation recommendations. Thank you to our sponsor Schneider Electric!


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