ARLINGTON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/24/12 -- Infocast's highly anticipated Defense Renewable Energy & Military Microgrids Summit will take place at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA on May 30-June 1, 2012 -- with Department of Defense (DOD) Deputy Under Secretary Dr. Dorothy Robyn as keynote speaker. This event takes place as the Obama Administration focuses on renewable energy initiatives that were announced during the President's latest State of the Union address.
The DOD's goal of deploying 3 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy by 2025 is one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history. From the Air Force's recently announced project to install over $1B of distributed solar on bases and installations across the country, to the Army's new Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) program that plans to issue PPAs in 2012 for 2GW of power, the services are moving smartly ahead with their plans to spur the development and installation of renewable energy ranging from utility-scale projects to rooftop solar for base housing. New programs are quickly springing up to purchase renewable power for installations -- programs that will require tens of billions of dollars in private investment and finance.
The Defense Renewable Energy & Military Microgrids Summit will feature speakers from an array of esteemed organizations such as the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Department of Energy, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Siemens. The Summit will bring together military policy makers and program managers with leading renewable energy developers and financiers to explore how the DOD's energy requirements can be met through their combined efforts. The attendees will hear how the DOD's new $238 million R&D programs are aiming to increase energy security on base while spearheading the development of innovative new smart grid technologies.
For more information, to register for the Summit, or to participate as a speaker or sponsor, please visit the event website at www.infocastinc.com/defense12 or contact the Event Producer Duane Galila at 818-888-4444.
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