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Airmen from the 374th Airlift Wing hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil a new power plant at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 3. The combined heating and power plant came as a result of an energy savings performance contract with Schneider Electric that went into effect in 2020. The plant modernizes and expands energy control systems for Yokota, reduces the base’s carbon footprint and allows access to power independent from local sources. Read the full article...

photo of a facility for generating geothermal powerSeeking to fortify defense infrastructure, the Department of the Air Force has signed agreements for groundbreaking geothermal energy prototype facilities at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. When operational, the new facilities will deliver continuous clean energy for direct consumption at the installations. Read the full article...

The Department of the Air Force, in partnership with the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, reached a critical milestone Aug. 31, in piloting advanced nuclear energy technology with the issuance of the Notice of Intent to Award a contract to Oklo Inc.

Oklo Inc. will site, design, construct, own and operate a micro-reactor facility licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The notice initiates the acquisition process to potentially award a 30-year, firm-fixed-price contract to the vendor after successfully obtaining an NRC license. Read the full article...

photo of a facility for generating geothermal power Installations across the Department of the Air Force often are reliant on off-site energy. As extreme weather, cyberattacks, and man-made threats continue to threaten energy infrastructure, the department is constantly looking for ways to make installations more energy resilient, creating more lethal and ready power projection within the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. Read the full article...

photo of a wind turbine in a field Climate change is reshaping an already increasingly complex global security environment. We must adapt and respond to that threat. Extreme weather and environmental conditions are imposing high costs on Department of the Air Force installations and missions while simultaneously posing new risks to our ability to train and operate effectively. Read the full article...

photo of a plane silhouetted against a blue sky seen through the branches of surrounding trees The Department of the Air Force acknowledges that unprecedented changes to the global climate and increasingly severe weather events create new challenges for continued mission assurance. As one of the largest energy consumers, the Department of Defense has a unique opportunity to catalyze private sector investment and expand the economy and American industry by transforming how we build, buy, and manage electricity, vehicles, buildings, and other operations. Read the full article...

On Feb. 14, the Department of the Air Force is kicking off a $10 million next-generation energy performance contract that will deliver resilient and reliable energy at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

The pilot project is the federal government’s first-ever effort to adopt and integrate a commercial Energy-as-a-Service, or EaaS, business model, which gives customers access to energy management services without upfront costs, to provide resilient, efficient, and cost-effective energy that will benefit an installation. Read the full article...

 Micro-Reactor Pilot Program at Eielson AFB—Feb 7, 2023

Schedule of Events

The following are Energy-related events in which OEA plans to participate. If you also plan to be at one of these events and would like to connect with someone from our office, or if you are an event organizer and would like to invite OEA to participate in your event, please Contact Us.

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 June, 2024


Tactical EV Conferences & Expo (TEVCON)
June 4-6, 2024
San Diego, CA, USA
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 May, 2024


SAME JETC
May 14-16, 2024
Orlando, FL, USA
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ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit
Professional discussions focused on innovative approaches to energy challenges, commercialization of cutting-edge technologies, and investigating research collaborations.
May 22-24, 2024
Dallas, TX, USA
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 April, 2024


gasworld Decarbonization summit, Industrial Gases & Clean Energies 3.0
April 8-11, 2024
New Jersey, USA
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IDGA Operational Energy Summit
Assessing alternative energy sources currently being tested and evaluated and how they can be applied.
April 9-10, 2024
Washington, DC, USA
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 March, 2024


Hydrogen Policy Leaders Convention
Topics: Discussing policy in the development of the hydrogen economy: production, storage, transportation, usage
March 1-3, 2024
Tysons Corner, VA, USA
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Energy Exchange DoE
Topics: Energy priorities, goals, and strategies, aligning policy with engineering, the Federal clean energy economy
March 26-28, 2024
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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 February, 2024


National Association of Defense Communities Federal Market Workshop
Federal agency officials tasked with setting and implementing Federal energy efficiency and infrastructure policies meeting with ESCOs.
February 29, 2024
Washington, DC, USA
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 January 2024


PowerGen International
Meeting with utilities and emerging technology companies and engineers to discuss innovation in power generation.
January 23-25, 2024
New Orleans, LA, USA
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AFCEC Design & Construction Partnering Symposium
Leading a breakout session discussing ERCIP to communicate program initiatives with lessons learned from HAF to base-level civil engineers. Offers civil engineering community the tools and approaches to manage AF projects in support of execution goals established by leadership at the policy level. Mr. Phillips speaking on February 1.
January 30 - February 1, 2024
HYBRID conference from San Antonio, TX
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 November, 2023


SAME Small Business Conference
November 1-3, 2023
San Antonio, TX, USA
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Ribbon Cutting ESPC
November 3, 2023
Yokota AB, Japan

Installation Innovation
November 6-8, 2023
Orlando, FL, USA
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DERS & Microgrids Connect
November 8-9, 2023
Oxon Hill, MD, USA
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Hydrogen Policy Leaders Convention
November 12-14, 2023
Tysons Corner, VA, USA
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3rd Infrastructure & Estate Working Group Meeting
Topic: USAFE Energy Roadmap in Italy November 15-16, 2023
Rome, Italy

Enlit Europe
Topics: How does AF OEA achieve resilient energy systems? Flexibility by linking decentralized assets.
November 28-30, 2023
Paris, FRA
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Resilience Week/Defense TechConncect
Topics: Public/Private partnerships, disaster mitigation for critical infrastructure, unexpected and malicious threats, cybersecurity, energy equity and community resilience
November 28-30, 2023
Washington, DC, USA
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DoD Energy & Environment Innovation Symposium
Topics: Installation energy and water projects, improving water security and resilience
November 28-December 1, 2023
Arlington, VA, USA
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 October, 2023


Geothermal Rising
October 1-4, 2023
Reno, NV, USA
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Hydrogen Americas Summit
October 2-3, 2023
Washington, DC, USA
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Smart Data for Energy Optimization Summit
October 3-4, 2023
Oxon Hill, MD, USA
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Power Up Energy Expo + Tri-regional JETS
October 10-12, 2023
Panama City Beach, FL, USA
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Hydrogen North America
October 11-12, 2023
Houston, TX, USA
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Energy Marketing Conferences
October 17-18, 2023
New York, NY, USA
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IDGA Defense Logistics & Support
October 25-26, 2023
Bethesda, MD, USA
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 September, 2023


PIVOT 23
Month-long Virtual Conference
Houston, TX, USA
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Air, Space, & Cyber Conference
September 11-13, 2023
Oxon Hill, MD, USA
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RE+
September 11-14, 2023
Las Vegas, NV, USA
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U.S. Installations in EUCOM Working Meeting
September 12-14, 2023
Rome, ITA

Energy & Mobility Forum
September 12-15, 2023
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 August, 2023


EPRI Summer Seminar
August 6-8, 2023
Washington, DC, USA
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 July, 2023


AFIT for Energy Managers
July 10-14, 2023
Dayton, OH, USA
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Defense Strategies Institute DoD Energy & Power Summit
July 12-13, 2023
Oxon Hill, MD
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NARUC Summer Policy Summit
July 16-19, 2023
Austin, TX, USA 
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U.S. Installations in Italy Working Meeting
July 19-20, 2023
Rome, ITA

 June, 2023


ADC Maryland Defense Forum
June 5-6, 2023
Annapolis, MD, USA
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The Smarter E Europe
June 14-16, 2023
Munich, DEU
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Oklahoma Military Environmental & Energy Summit
June 15, 2023
Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Summer Infrastructure Council
June 27-30, 2023
Dayton, OH, USA

 May, 2023


Society of American Military Engineers- Joint Engineering Training Conference
May 2-4, 2023
San Antonio, TX, USA
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Facilities & Campus Energy North America
May 3-4, 2023
Oxon Hill, MD, USA
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Federal Planning Division Conference
May 22-25, 2023
San Diego, CA, USA
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 March, 2023


NRECA PowerXchange
March 3-8, 2023
Nashville, TN, USA
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Association of Defense Communities National Summit
March 6-8, 2023
Washington, DC, USA
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National Association of Defense Communities Federal Market Workshop
March 9, 2023
Washington, DC, USA
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IDGA Operational Energy Summit
March 14-15, 2023
Washington, DC, USA
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ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit
March 22-24, 2023
Oxon Hill, MD
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Finance First
March 24, 2023
Webinar

San Antonio Electromagnetic Defense Quarterly Update
March 24, 2023
San Antonio, TX, USA

Investing in Advanced Nuclear Energy
March 30, 2023
New York, NY, USA
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 February, 2023


NARUC Winter Policy Summit
Feb. 12-15, 2023
Washington, DC, USA
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 January, 2023


AFWERX Innovation Industry Days
Jan. 24-26, 2023
San Antonio, TX, USA
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