The Role of Advanced Energy in National Security and a Resilient Grid
Introduced and moderated by:
Deputy Director for Climate and Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center
A conversation with:
Senator Kelly Ayotte
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions;
Former US Senator (R-NH)
Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Federal Solutions
The Hon. Lucian Niemeyer
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment
US Department of Defense
Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a discussion about the role of advanced energy in supporting the security and resilience of the American electric grid.
The electric grid is a critical artery of American commerce—the place where traditional power plants and transmission lines intersect with a growing number of new, distributed energy resources. At the same time, the vulnerability of the grid to attacks or cascading failures create risks for America’s economy and national security—the latter all the more acute in relation to US military installations and operations. The Department of Defense and the military services are exploring the potential for new energy technologies to improve energy security, resiliency, and efficiency. What role can advanced energy, from renewables to energy storage to fuel cells and digital energy technologies play in enhancing grid performance and security, and how should Congress and others consider these resources in the context of discussions around national infrastructure investment?
A group of high-level national security and industry leaders will lead this wide-ranging discussion about opportunities for bolstering America’s critical energy infrastructure by using a portfolio of advanced energy technologies coming to market.
Lunch will be served.
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