Art Samberg

17-Oct-2018, 4:00 - 4:30PM

Session: Energy Resiliency & Security

Track A | Energy Security & Government Energy Management | FEDENERGY WORKS

Implementing Energy Resilience at Federal Facilities

Art Samberg
Program Director
North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center



Energy! Federal facilities cannot operate without it. Yet, natural disasters, cyber attacks and infrastructure failures threaten to cause power disruptions that have the potential to expose economic and national security vulnerabilities. Some of these concerns are new, while others have existed for generations. That being said, most federal agencies are looking at energy more broadly now than in the past. Energy systems need to balance sustainability and resiliency goals. The bottom line is that many federal facilities house operations that are critical to sustaining human life and health as well as national security. Energy is required to support the mission of these facilities.

For many agencies, distributed energy resources provide opportunities for meeting mandates for both energy independence and sustainability. This presentation will provide an overview of existing resiliency and sustainability requirements at Department of Defense (DoD) installations, which likely house the largest concentration of critical infrastructure operations in the Federal government. Once these requirements are explained, the presentation will review the available technologies to support energy resilience, including development of a microgrid utilizing distributed generation technologies such as solar with battery storage, wind and combined heat and power (CHP). The pros and cons of these different technologies will be discussed. Additionally, a few case studies will be presented so the audience can see practical applications of one or more of these technology options and how they factored into the site’s longer-term energy strategy.


Art Samberg is the Assistant Director for the DOE Southeast CHP TAP and a Program Director at the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University. Mr. Samberg specializes in Combined Heat and Power, renewable energy and industrial energy efficiency projects. Mr. Samberg provides educational outreach and conducts technical assessments for facilities that are considering deployment of clean power and/or energy efficiency upgrades, including CHP. Mr. Samberg received his Master’s Degree in meteorology from Rutgers University and has spent most of his career providing air quality and environmental permitting and consulting services to the power generating and renewable energy industries.



Track: A Energy Security & Government Energy Management | FEDENERGY WORKS | Session: Energy Resiliency & Security


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