Military Mobile Power Summit


“Enhancing Military Capability through Effective and Efficient Operational Energy”
January 13-14, 2015 
The Mary M. Gates Learning Center | Alexandria, VA


2016 Summit is moving to JUNE , 2016 | The Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA. Exact dates coming soon.

DSI’s Military Mobile Power Summit is a senior level, educational “Town Hall” forum that will bring together selected technology, engineering, and requirements offices, along with thought leaders to key policy-makers across military and civilian offices in a forum for the discussion of current and future energy and power initiatives.




  • Mr. Richard G. Kidd, IV, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Energy and Sustainability,  Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army Installations, Energy & Environment
  • Mr. William Moore, SES, Deputy Commanding General, CASCOM
  • COL Steve Sliwa, USA, Director, Army Rapid Equipping Force
  • LTC David Hibner, USA, Commander, 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), USACE
  • RADM Kevin R. Slates, USN, Director, CNO Energy & Environmental Readiness Division , OPNAV N45
  • CAPT James C. Goudreau, USN, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Installations, Energy & Environment (office confirmed)
  • Ms. Sharon Beermann-Curtin, Program Officer, Power and Energy and Science Technology Lead, Code 33, ONR


  • Col James Caley, USMC, Director, USMC Expeditionary Energy Office


  • Mr. C. Douglas Ebersole, SES, Director, Aerospace Systems Directorate, AFRL


  • Mr. Troy Warshel, Director of Current Operations,  Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs
  • Col David B. Chisenhall Jr., USAF, Chief, Engineering Division, Logistics Directorate (J4), Joint Staff


  • Dr. Ryan Umstattd, Senior Commercialization Advisor, Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Energy (ARPA-E)
  • Mr. Stephen Gorin, Director, DoD Energy Programs, National Renewable Energy Laboratory , NREL
  • Dr. Ned Stetson, PM, Hydrogen Storage, Fuel Cells Technologies Office, DOE
  • The Military  Mobile Power  Summit is compliant with Department of Defense operating guidelines, and adheres to the most recent standards of the Office of General Council, Standards of Conduct Office:
  • *Currently, SOCO advisory 09-03: 7.(a)… purposes of jer 3-211 (a)(7) the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), OGE standards of ethical conduct for employees of the executive branch: currently 5 cfr part 2635 and 31 u.s.c. 1353 as it pertains to OGE standards
  • *Qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41 and is compliant with The Office of Government Ethics, Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch: currently 5 CFR part 2635 and 31 U.S.C. 1353 as it pertains to OGE Standards.
  • *The Military Mobile Power Summit is open to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered a compliant education and training forum



This Summit offers several distinct opportunities for a few organizations to demonstrate their technologies or solutions that address the Summit subject matter, or to partake in a thought leadership role.  If you are an organization that would like to learn more about how you can be involved, please visit us at: Sponsors and Supports Page



This Summit welcomes members from the Military Services and federal government, the private sector, academia, and nonprofit to attend.  Several attendees from our 2014 Summit included:
Leidos, ONR, Dewey Electronics Corp., SAIC, DuPont, Protonex, USSOUTHCOM, US Army 81st Regional Support Command, Sandia National Laboratory, Virginia Tech ,USPACOM, OASD(R&E) Weapons Systems, L-3 Space & Propulsion Systems , Siemens, Princeton Power Systems,  MEP Army, NDU, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense OEPP, Eaton Corporation, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Concurrent Technologies Corporation,  Thales Defense & Security, Inc.,US Army Engineer R&D Center (ERDC),OPNAV N45, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC-CERL, Cavotec,  BRTRC, Gehrlicher Solar America Corp., CTSI , Barbaricum, Ultra Electronics, AMI, Cirque Energy Inc., General Atomics, ConEdison Solutions,TM3 Systems Incorporated ,Battelle, North Dakota University,  HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc., Southern Research Institute, DYNO Oil Co., Lightwave Solar Electric, LLC,Orma- Transatlantic Energy, Inc., U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency (ODCS G4),U.S. Army Research Laboratory, OASA(IE&E) ,Oak Ridge National Laboratory, PM Force Sustainment , ARL

DSI’s Military Mobile Power Summit allows for civilian and military users across the energy and power spectrum to come together to learn, discuss, debate, and help advance  several key areas within the mobile power community such as:

  1. – Tactical energy harvesting technologies
  2. – Portable power for austere weather environments
  3. – Tactical renewable energy programs
  4. – Biofuels and advanced “drop in” fuels
  5.  -Optimization of microgrids
  6. – Advanced fuel cell technologies
  7. – Energy integration in data-to-decision: Intelligent power management
  8. – R&D in waste-to-energy conversions for FOBs
  9. – Tactical Shelters and energy storage
  10. – Utilizing multiple energy sources


At our Summit you will have the ability to:

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the operational energy community.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some the latest technologies of processing, exploitation and dissemination of power sources.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments and will receive a pre-Summit questionnaire for precise questions and subject matters you would like our speakers to address



The DoD is the biggest institutional energy consumer in the world, with over 75% deriving from  “operational energy” (OE): the energy required for  training, moving, and sustaining military forces and weapons platforms for military operations.

In the spring of 2014, DoD released it’s DoD Energy Policy Directive that is designed to help advance energy security, mitigate costs, and enhance military capability through energy improvements in the years ahead.

With this increased focus within the OSD, there are enhanced  efforts and initiatives underway across all the Services to help transform the mobile power and operational energy needs of our military.

Secretary of the Army John McHugh wrote, “It is Army policy to increase tactical and operational effectiveness through efficient use of energy in all modes, including dismounted, mounted, aviation and base camp/sustainment operations.”

The Navy has been working on developing their “Great Green Fleet”, including strong focus on “drop-in” alternative fuels, and improved engine and shipboard energy efficiencies, while advancing the use of renewable energy sources.

With the Marine Corps turning back to their amphibious / expeditionary roots, they are looking for the ability to deploy expeditionary forces that can operate self-sufficiently in terms of energy (except for vehicle fuel), and innovative ways at harvesting energy and utilizing renewables in a deployed environment.Mobile electric power, field generators  and intelligent power distribution / gridding, improved tactical shelters and more efficient energy storage  will all go towards advancing the effectiveness, security, and efficiency of expeditionary operational energy needs..

The Air Force, for example, is working to reduce consumption of aviation fuel, advancing next-gen turbine engines, and increasing the use of alternative fuels.

Today, the military’s continued investments in renewable energy and power, will aid to preserve lives on the battlefield, protect the nation’s security and save taxpayer money.

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