Utilizing Grant & Other Funding Resources to Assist with Implementing Resilience Based Measures and Decarbonization  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
1.5 hours
8:30AM - 10:00AM (ET)

Pittsburgh, PA

0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

While energy efficiency investments can be paid through performance contract savings, resilience measures or decarbonization projects are often harder to pencil out. Outside funding sources are available to assist agencies in developing more holistic projects, including resilience measures or decarbonization projects. This session will cover funding sources such as FEMP's Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT), Energy Resilience Conservation Investment Program (ERCIP), Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and Local, State and Federal Grant programs.


Irwin Kim, Director, Concurrent Technologies Corporation  

Irwin Kim is a Director at Concurrent Technologies Corporation and leads the MCICOM Energy Support Contract from the Crystal City, VA office. His team provides global comprehensive support at the headquarters, region, and installation levels addressing diverse topics, covering energy resilience, energy efficiency, water resilience, utilities management, vehicle and building electrification, energy projects (ESPCs, UESCs, EULs, and PPAs), data management, policy, programming, and strategic planning. Mr. Kim has supported Department of Defense Energy Programs for the past 10 years and prior to that, he worked with utility companies and regulatory agencies on energy efficiency and demand response programs. Mr. Kim is a licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Measurement & Verification Professional, and LEED AP.

Jim Mckechnie, PW8 Energy Team Lead, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command  

Jim McKechnie is the Energy Team Lead for the NAVFAC Southwest PW8 Energy team. He proudly leads his team of project managers to execute ESPC and UESC projects at Navy and Marine Corps installations in the Southwest area. Mr. McKechnie has spent 6+ years in the Navy and was previously an Installation Energy Manager at Naval Base San Diego. Prior to that, he spent 7 years working in the private sector in energy consulting.

Neil Tisdale, Utilities Energy Manager, United States Marine Corps  

Neil Tisdale is a CEM and the Utilities Energy Manager Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort South Carolina. He began Federal service at Charleston Naval Shipyard in 1985 and moved to MCAS Beaufort in 1995. Major Energy projects executed include (1) Housing Geothermal Heat Pump UESC, (2) Base Wide EMCS, (3) Two Trane Geothermal ESPC's and (4) ESPC Enable contract replacing exterior and runway lighting. Current projects under development and execution include: UESC that includes ERCIP project (P-505), Electrical Hardening and Black-start CHP and P-507, Microgrid and Backup Power. The goal is to harden the electrical grid against destructive weather and provide power to the installation during a 14-day disruption. Neil is married to Paula his wife Paula for 35 years. They have 5 children, 3 grandchildren, 4 Great Danes, 2 cats and 12 chickens. He and Paula like camping, hiking and an occasional vacation at Myrtle Beach.

Amanda Renjifo, Lead Federal Energy Business Developer, Duke Energy  

Amanda Renjifo is the Lead Federal Energy Business Developer for Duke Energy. Amanda plays a key role in fostering partnerships with federal customers and driving strategic energy solutions through Utility Energy Services Contracts (UESCs). She combines her previous energy services company (ESCO) and federal energy management experience to successfully navigate customers through the UESC project investigation, development, and implementation phases. She currently supports multiple active Department of Defense (DOD) and federal agency projects within Duke Energy's regulated service territory. Amanda holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and is pursuing a MS in Engineering Management with a focus in energy systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Select how these funding opportunities can be combined;
  • Recognize how these funding sources can enhance your project;
  • Identify how NAVFAC supports the Navy and Marine Corps on initiating a UESC;
  • Recognize how NAVFAC works with the utility on initiating a UESC.