Achieving Energy Resilience and Sustainability through Emerging Technologies and Public-Private Partnership  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
1 hour
10:00AM - 11:00AM (ET)

Pittsburgh, PA

0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This session bridges the gap between private industry and government requirements. It provides insight into industry's most innovative technologies and how those can be developed and deployed in support of the Federal government using private capital and public-private partnerships (P3s). Discover the potential of emerging energy technologies such as long duration energy storage, green hydrogen, and advanced nuclear, alongside innovative business models such as P3, "As-a-Service," EULs, and PPAs in achieving energy resilience and sustainability. Our panel of experts will provide an overview of the technologies and their applications for military installations, discuss business models and strategies to acquire innovative and capital-intensive infrastructure projects, and offer insights into successful applications and best practices. Tailored for energy professionals, policymakers, and installation energy managers, this interactive session aims to equip attendees with actionable strategies to optimize energy systems, foster sustainable practices, and build a resilient energy future through public private partnerships.


Josephine Tucker, Managing Director of Clean Energy and Infrastructure, JLL  

Josephine Tucker is a Managing Director at JLL and leader of the firm's Clean Energy and Infrastructure Advisory group. As the Head of the Clean Energy and Infrastructure Advisory Group, she oversees all engagements providing transaction and advisory solutions that target clean energy and infrastructure for individual assets and global portfolios. She has more than 15 years of experience in energy, real estate, and transportation, with a focus on planning and economic and financial analyses. Her past clients include state and local and entities nationwide, the federal government, and government agencies in Australia including a special advisor to Infrastructure Australia.

Leslie Ponder, Global Solutions Director, Advanced Energy Storage, Black & Veatch  

Leslie Ponder is a Global Solutions Leader for Black & Veatch's Energy and Process Industries market segment focused on Advanced Energy Storage. She is responsible for developing industry-leading solutions through technology innovation. Leslie uses her industry experience and technical acumen to align Black & Veatch's portfolio of advanced energy storage technologies, electrification, decarbonization, and environmental and sustainability solutions for small-scale services engagements through large-scale engineering, procurement, and construction projects.

Larry Watkins, VP of Development, AlphaStruxure  

Larry Watkins is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of expertise in commercial, industrial, and sustainable energy design, construction, finance, and development. He is an expert in developing Energy as a Service (EaaS) solutions for AlphaStruxure within the commercial and industrial sectors. With a strong track record, Larry has successfully negotiated and closed over $600M in financed EaaS projects since 2019. Prior to joining AlphaStruxure, Larry held significant roles at renowned companies such as Fluor, Skanska, and Bernhard. He is also a respected leader, having served on the Board of Directors for the Associated General Contractors (AR). Larry is dedicated to pioneering sustainable energy solutions and creating progress in the industry.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the key drivers of the energy transition and how they impact the U.S. military: Including grid constraints, extreme weather events, the need to decarbonize, the electrification of the economy, and the decentralization of energy systems;
  • Identify the latest emerging technologies in the energy sector, including long duration energy storage, green hydrogen, and advanced nuclear. They will learn about the principles, applications, and potential benefits of these technologies in achieving energy resilience and sustainability;
  • Recognize innovative business models such as Public-Private Partnerships (P3), "As-a-Service" models, Energy Use Agreements (EULs), and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). Attendees will analyze how these models can facilitate the development and implementation of large capital projects, while promoting carbon free and resilient energy ad adoption of innovative technologies;
  • Select applications of emerging technologies and innovative business models within the Department of Defense; Best practices and lessons learned from successful implementations; Strategies to make informed decisions and overcome potential challenges in energy projects.