Power Up Energy Expo 2020

Now in its 12th year, the annual Power Up Energy Expo brings hundreds of subject matter experts in architecture, engineering, construction, and power generation together for 2 days of information sharing, networking, and business development. Power Up is the largest business event for energy and sustainability professionals along the Gulf Coast. This event will consist of presentations from State, City, County officials, Federal and Military contracting officials, architectural, engineering, and construction firms, energy services companies and many more. Join us and connect with new clients and other industry professionals, and meet with exhibitors in the Technology Demonstration Area to learn about new business opportunities for large and small businesses.

Brigadere General Patrice A. Melançon

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Opening Keynote Address

Brig. Gen. Patrice A. Melançon is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

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Day 1: Keynote

At the direction of the Secretary of the Air Force, General Melançon is leading a team to program and prepare to execute nearly $3 billion in funding to construct a digitally connected, 21st century Air Force base capable of supporting up to three squadrons of F-35s and one squadron of MQ-9s. This session offers a timely discussion around current mission priorities at Tyndall AFB followed by a Q&A session.

Day 1: Session 2: Finance & Contract Acquisition

Building the “Base of the Future” requires coordination between different federal agencies to discuss contract vehicles and funding requirements. The sessions offers an in-depth discussion around the financial tools and financing structures that the Air Force uses to ensure mission requirements.

Day 1: Session 3: Utility Partnerships for Energy Assurance

Military installations across the country are transitioning their utility systems and moving to implement Utility Privatization (UP). This structure offers many benefits to the installation. This session brings together Energy Service Companies and Utility Partners for a discussion around the benefits of UP with a variety of case studies.

Day 1: Session 4: Resilient Construction Standards

In the wake of extreme weather events such as Hurricane Michael and Super Storm Sandy, it is clear that new design standards and innovative building solutions are needed to protect military installations from the impacts of climate change. This session covers the new building requirements and new methods of fortified construction.

Day 1: Session 5: Energy Management Case Studies

Energy fuels the mission and how we manage energy is more important than ever. The panel brings together experts from the Air Force, Veteran’s Administration, and Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) to highlight some recently completed projects and share some lessons learned and financing mechanisms to bring projects to fruition.

Day 1: Closing Keynote

Mr. Brian Stahl serves as the Deputy Base Civil Engineer for the 25th Civil Engineer Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base. Check out this session and hear a first-hand account and status update on various reconstruction efforts and mission priorities at Tyndall AFB.

Day 2: Opening Keynote

Ms. Jennifer L. Miller serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy. We are so fortunate to have her join us and offer her unique perspective. Be sure to check out this informative session and the Q&A that follows

Day 2: Welcome Message

As Acting Director for the Energy Directorate at Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Les Martin offers a unique perspective energy management, generation, distribution, and storage across Air Force installations. As Les departs from AFCEC and heads on to his next assignment, he leaves some parting words of wisdom. We thank Les for his leadership and dedication to the Air Force.

Day 2: Session 1: Technology’s Role in the “Base of the Future”

In this high-anticipated session, you will learn the Air Force’s plans to turn Tyndall Air Force Base into the “Base of the Future” and a model for other military installations. This session is moderated by Tyndall’s Program Management Office and will feature a number of innovative technologies and solutions to elevate the mission at Tyndall.

Day 2: Session 2: Exploring Energy Resiliency at Tyndall Air Force Base

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, Congress doubled-down on its commitment to build Tyndall back better and stronger than before. This requires a new paradigm shift a break from traditional design and construction. This session brings together thought leaders from the federal labs and the local utilities to discuss new technologies to deliver energy resiliency for mission assurance.

Day 2: Session 3: Building Resiliency with Community Stakeholders

To build a truly resilient installation you must often look beyond the fence line. Bringing in community stakeholders is critical to the installation and building a culture of resiliency. This panel explores opportunities for new partnerships to work collaboratively to benefit both the installation and the community.

Day 2: Closing Remarks

GCEN Executive Director Dave Robau gives closing remarks and thanks to everyone that attended and helped with Power Up Energy Expo 2020.

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