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Southeast Region Military Energy and Environmental Roundtable

October 24, 2017

Southeast Region Military Energy and Environmental Roundtable (OCT 24)


The Offices of Senator Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center, the Environmental Defense Fund, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality are pleased to host the Southeast Region Military Energy and Environmental Roundtable (Oct 24) in conjunction with the Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental Summit (Oct 24-25) at the Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington, North Carolina.


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WHENOctober 24, 2017 from 1300-1700

WHERE. Wilmington Convention Center, 515 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

PURPOSE. The Southeast Military Energy & Environmental Roundtable (MERV) provides a forum to discuss emerging federal government policies, Department of Defense (DoD) and military service programs, and implementing initiatives at military installations in the energy and environmental fields. A senior government keynote speaker will outline policies and goals of the new administration, and set the stage for discussion of energy and environmental programs during the sector-specific breakout sessions that follow.

ENERGY (MERV-E). The energy track will include sessions that address DoD-wide energy program goals as well as energy projects that support energy security and force readiness. The sessions will also identify emerging technologies that meet military service and installation objectives and policy and regulatory challenges.  

  • Military Service and Installation Energy Priorities, Programs and Projects. This session highlights three service offices and their energy installation priorities. The discussion covers the different implementation and funding approaches.
  • Case Studies: Emerging Technologies, Innovative Practices and Successful Implementations to Meet Energy Priorities. Industry and utility experts discuss installation projects that have increased energy resiliency.  The discussion includes project results, partnerships and finance.
  • Facilitated Discussion: Gaps, Needs and Solutions to Meet Energy Goals. This facilitated discussion will give all energy track participants – industry and government – the opportunity to explore issues related to installation energy priorities and projects.

ENVIRONMENTAL (MERV-V). The environmental track will address DoD, military service and installation sustainability goals, challenges and initiatives. It will also address the regulatory environment and business capacity in the Southeast to mitigate challenges across a broad spectrum, to include: water, waste water, storm water, solid waste, air quality, historic and cultural preservation, etc. The roundtable will identify lessons learned, fiscally responsible and operationally successful strategies, and emerging and mature technologies available to promote sustainability goals and regulatory compliance, while enhancing the mission readiness of the force.




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