Technical Training Agenda
Update: The 2020 Technical Training Agenda has been finalized, click the session title for more information on session descriptions and speakers.
Energy Exchange 2020 provides over 40 training sessions in 6 tracks, where energy and water professionals can earn continuing education units (CEUs), find technically validated solutions, and engage with agency leadership and the private sector. Additional technical trainings will be made available to all participants after the event (August 10-14, 2020) on the 6connex platform as part of a one-time Energy Exchange extra on-demand offering. Participants be will notified when additional content will be available.
View the full agenda, including Plenaries and Current Conversations, with the Agenda at A Glance.
Now that the Energy Exchange 2020 week has come to a close, don’t forget to earn your Continuing Education Units (CEUs) before October 15th. Energy Exchange training sessions will continue to be available on the Energy Exchange platform.
Please note that the availability of CEU assessments in the post-August 10-15th will be moved to a weekly basis rather than a daily basis as during the live event. Each Wednesday between now and October 15th, the list of training sessions that you have taken will be sent to the NIBS WBDG Energy Exchange system and all of your assessments will be available Thursdays at 12:00pm. So, remember to check the WBDG system on Thursdays at 12:00pm to earn all of your Energy Exchange CEUs by October 15th!
Energy Exchange 2020 Training Focus Areas
Engaging with the Federal Government
Learn about how and what tools and resources are being used by federal agencies senior leaders to overcome challenges to secure resilient-efficient-secure continuous mission operations, including the incorporation of COVID-19 lessons learned. Hear leadership perspectives from the Department of Defense, Civilian Agencies, the Council on Environmental Quality, the Office of Budget Management, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity and DOE’s National Laboratories and others. A session on new contracting requirements will also be included.
Integrating Resilience at Federal Agencies
Learn about how federal agencies are addressing resilience. This track will focus on resilience planning and tools, ways to integrate energy and water efficiency opportunities with resilience requirements, and how to empower stakeholders to deliver resilient, efficient, sustainable, and secure solutions.
These concepts are key to establishing energy and water resilience, providing energy and water professionals the resources and tools needed to support mission assurance objectives.
Facility Design and Operation Foundations
Learn about building design and operations. This track will provide attendees with information on advanced modelling, artificial intelligence, grid interaction, and a holistic approach to energy efficiency within a facility. This track will also include discussions of how to access, integrate and analyze available data to make day-to-day decisions as well as to develop long-term energy plans.
Optimizing Federal Facilities and Portfolios Design & Operations
Learn basic and advanced concepts involved in securing Operational Technology (OT) systems against cyberattack. This track will include mitigation approaches, cybersecurity maturity models, assessment tools, cybersecurity of distributed energy resources, and lessons learned from other sectors to enhance Federal OT cybersecurity posture.
Deploying Efficient Technologies in Federal Projects
Learn about proven and emerging energy efficiency technologies and practices that enable a reduction in Federal energy cost and waste. These technologies include heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); advanced energy storage systems; renewable energy technologies; water conservation technologies; and alternative vehicle and fleet technologies.
Developing Financing for Federal Projects
Learn about approaches and strategies utilized to leverage third-party financing to meet federal energy and water efficiency goals and objectives. This includes best practices in performance assurance, measurement, and verification. Topics will include roles and responsibilities in O&M, financing resilience projects, and selecting a contracting vehicle.
For detailed information about CEUs and how to obtain your continuing education credits, visit the Training Credits page.
2020 Technical Training At A Glance
The Energy Exchange is your opportunity to take advantage of one of the most comprehensive training events of the year. Thought leaders from the federal, private, education, and state and local government sectors will convene virtually to accelerate the adoption of energy/water efficiency, integrated resilience, emerging and secure technologies, and replicable renewable energy solutions. Now is your chance to be a part of this unique annual event.