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Energy Resilience & Offshore Wind Energy Sessions at Virtual Summit (Oct 27-28)

For more information or to register, visit: https://summit.ncmbc.us
VIRTUAL SESSION FOCUS:
OCTOBER 27, 2021:
0830-0930: Energy Resilience at N.C. Military Bases –
How Should a Strategy Be Developed?
North Carolina military bases are vulnerable to natural disasters, especially impacts to the energy system. Many energy systems were built decades ago but it is not realistic for all these systems to be immediately replaced. It is also not feasible nor practicable to island an entire base with a microgrid, despite a successful pilot project on one part of the base. So how can an installation provide system reliability while transitioning older systems to on-site renewable energy generation? How does an installation know exactly how to meet its critical energy requirements in an emergency? What steps will support an installation’s power needs independently for fourteen days? This session will cover how Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune globally address energy resilience given these considerations.
0945-1045: Offshore Wind Energy Target for N.C. –
How Will it Work with the Military in the State?
Many states, North Carolina included, have enacted an offshore wind energy target. North Carolina has three offshore wind energy sites, including Kitty Hawk, which is being developed by Avangrid Renewables. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently gave approval for the Kitty Hawk site to move forward with an Environmental Impact Statement. Learn from Avangrid Renewables on how they are working with the BOEM and the military to move this offshore wind site forward. In addition, this session will feature discussion from the Commonwealth of Virginia on how they have worked collaboratively with the military on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind site. This offshore project will be completed by 2026 and has plans for 188 wind turbines anchored 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.
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Considering the current COVID operational environment, anticipated government travel restrictions and the commitment of all co-hosts to provide a valuable, impactful and safe event, we are postponing the in-person Summit until April 6-7, 2022.  We are as disappointed in this decision as everyone who will read this message, but ultimately, we feel it is the best decision given the current environment and trending figures.
Although we cannot gather in-person in October, we invite you to participate in a free, virtual “Summit-Light” web conference, scheduled for October 27-28, 2021.  We hope that you will participate in those sessions.  For more information visit: https://summit.ncmbc.us.
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