July 28-29, 2020 | Washington, DC

In the evolving threat landscape, the United States military has recognized a need to reduce its dependence on established logistical networks for power generation and refueling. The current system leaves warfighters vulnerable to attack and is financially and environmentally unsustainable. In an effort to effectively compete against great power competitors, the United States military is shifting towards a more resilient energy strategy that will increase operational flexibility and success. DSI’s DoD Energy and Power Summit will focus on the current and future policies, programs, and R&D aimed at creating a more energy-resilient force both overseas and at home.

2020 Confirmed Speakers: 

  • W. Eric Smith, SES
  • Deputy Commander
  • Defense Logistics Agency Energy


  • Alan Parks
  • Acting Director, Operations Directorate
  • Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G9


  • Cory Goetz
  • Chief, Technical Management Division Project Manager
  • Expeditionary Energy & Sustainment Systems


  • James Caley
  • Director of Operational Energy
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy


  • Cody Reese
  • Expeditionary Engineering Director


  • Col. Jesse Kemp, USMC
  • Director
  • Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office 



Why You Should Attend this Year’s Summit:

This educational Symposium will bring together senior DoD officials, military leaders, academia, and solution providers to explore emerging concepts and capabilities in necessary to support the use of power and energy for the Department of Defense. With DoD being the number one energy user in the world, the creation of efficient and resilient methods of supplying the Warfighter with power, both at home stations and across the world, is a critical mission  


DSI’s 2020 DoD Energy and Power Summit will discuss the efforts the DoD and other organizations are putting into creating more robust and effective power capabilities across the full spectrum of military operations. As emerging technologies require greater energy generation the DoD will need to figure out how to provide this vital resource to warfighters in austere and distant environments.


This symposium will feature senior level discussions that emphasize the critical need for the rapid acquisition and development of power and energy systems across the DoD and government This program will allow for open and honest dialogue to solve difficult technical and strategic challenges energy generation and resilience presents the nation.






Topics to be Covered at the Summit:
  • – Synchronizing DoD operational energy needs with current operations and world-wide missions
  • – Developing a Robust Army Energy Infrastructure to Enable Total Force Readiness
  • – Equipping the Warfighter with Resilient Capabilities to Reduce Sustainment Demand
  • – Providing the DoD with effective and efficient energy solutions
  • – Improving Energy Storage Capabilities to Increase Operational Flexibility
  • – Providing versatile power generation during full-spectrum operations


At our Summit you will have the ability to:

      • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the most complex issues facing the DoD and Federal Government as it relates to expeditionary power and energy.
            • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest operational energy priorities of interest to the DoD and Federal Government.

                    • Impact:  Help foster ideas. Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our town hall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission


                  Exhibit & Sponsorship Information:


                            • The 2020 DoD Energy and Power Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

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                          Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:
                          • DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD & Federal Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department’s mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.
                          • DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.
                          • The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.
                          • (Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)


Advisory Board

DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings.  In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all.  Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.