SERDP & ESTCP Webinar Series

SERDP and ESTCP have launched a webinar series to promote the transfer of innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions developed through projects funded in five program areas. The webinar series targets Department of Defense and Department of Energy practitioners, the regulatory community and environmental researchers with the goal of providing cutting edge and practical information that is easily accessible at no cost.

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Webinar #105 (02/06/2020)

Battery Storage Resiliency Results from Installation Microgrid Simulations and Opportunities for Field Demonstration 

Mr. Craig Schultz, ICF

Dr. Jeffrey Marqusee, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

February 6, 2020

12:00 PM ET (9:00 AM PT)

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Abstract

One of the most important and complex energy questions facing military installations is whether and how battery storage should be implemented to increase resiliency. This webinar will review storage resiliency results from detailed simulations that several leading microgrid organizations performed using realistic installation data under contract to ESTCP. The goals of the webinar are to (i) highlight battery and installation characteristics associated with the best resiliency and economic outcomes, and (ii) encourage interest for field demonstration of the most promising resiliency applications of batteries in microgrids as this ESTCP research and development program advances. 

Speaker Biographies 

Craig Schultz

Mr. Craig Schultz is a Senior Advisor at consulting firm ICF in Fairfax, VA. He focuses on renewable energy and energy security issues for military installations and other large energy users and has spent 24 years in the energy industry. He leads ICF engagements ranging from market assessments and feasibility analyses to project selection, policy formulation, transaction structuring, negotiation, and implementation. Craig has conducted projects for the U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, and Interior as well as the EPA, USAID, state energy agencies, electric utilities, Fortune 500 energy end-users, and private-sector energy developers and financiers. Craig has been working with ESTCP since 2010 on battery storage and microgrid economics and reliability performance. He earned a Bachelor’s degree with phi beta kappa honors from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and an MBA with beta gamma sigma honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Marqusee

Dr. Jeffrey Marqusee is a senior research advisor at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Prior to joining NREL, he served as a Chief Scientist at Noblis, a nonprofit science, technology, and strategy organization. He has over 20 years of government leadership in research, technology development, and policy aimed at making the Department of Defense a more sustainable and effective organization. At DoD, he served as the Executive Director of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). He led the DoD’s science and technology investments in energy and environment. Before joining DoD, he worked at the Institute for Defense Analyses, Stanford University, the University of California, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Marqusee earned a doctoral degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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