July 14-15, 2021 | National Harbor, MD

The 3rd Annual DoD Energy and Power Summit will focus on the technologies and policies necessary to support greater energy efficiency, resiliency, affordability and environmental sustainability for the Department of Defense for both fixed and mobile environments at home and abroad. DSI’s Summit will bring together senior members of the Military Services, DoD, Federal Government, Industry & Academia in a ‘Town-Hall’ style forum for active dialogue and the interchange of ideas and knowledge over two days. 


2021 Confirmed Speakers:

Joseph Bryan
Senior Advisor for Climate
Office of the Secretary of Defense


Joan Johnson, SES
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Navy, RDT&E, ASN (RD&A)


Christine Ploschke
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army
Energy and Sustainability (ADASA(E&S))


Peter Lynch, P.E., SES
Assistant Commander for Public Works


BrigGen Jimmy Canlas, USAF
DLA Energy


Benjamin Richardson
Advanced Energy & Materials (AE&M) Portfolio, DIU


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Why You Should Attend This Summit:

As military technology continues to rapidly develop, from weapon systems ashore and afloat to advanced Solider sensors and tactical electric vehicles the power needs and supporting infrastructure of these systems evolves and grows as well and will require unique capabilities to be delivered to diverse and austere environments.

Technologies and methods will have to be developed in order to guarantee that American forces will have the power needed to complete any mission, anytime, anywhere.

At the same time, aging infrastructure and the threat of natural disasters and enemy attacks have left DOD bases and installations vulnerable. In 2020, the Army, Navy and Air Force have all released updated energy installation strategies that impact the current energy and power systems and inform the capability expectations and needs of these systems for future installations.

Our current Administration has deemed climate change the “greatest threat” to US national security and historic commitments to climate action and clean energy are underway to address this threat. DoD has stood up a Climate Advisory Group to help inform DoD’s critical role in fulfilling those commitments and help the Services in their future planning.

DSI’s Summit directly supports these DoD and Federal Government priorities by providing a forum 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.

Join us to engage in this critical dialogue and walkaway with new knowledge gained and an expanded network.

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 organization’s overall 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 Government employees.

*Summit is Closed to The Press/ No Recordings*


Topics to be covered at the 2021 Summit:

– Enabling Resilient, Efficient, and Cyber Secure Energy for Joint Forces, Weapon Systems and Installations

– Strategic updates impacting energy and power systems and overall Master Planning from recently published Installation and Energy Strategies from Army, Navy and Air Force

– Increasing renewables, storage and onsite generation to support installation energy assurance, resilience and sustainability

– Increasing renewables, storage and onsite generation to support installation energy assurance, resilience and sustainability

– Energy scavenging technologies to passively power equipment and charge batteries for individuals and small units

– Powering advanced technologies including weapon systems, sensors and radars ashore and afloat

– EVs for tactical and non tactical applications in DoD

– Developments in extreme batteries, micro nuclear reactors, fuel cells, and bioenergy

– Cyber secure control systems

– Using data and integrated energy management systems for increasing efficiencies and reliability


At Our Summit You 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 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.

Influence: 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 and Sponsorship Information:

The 2021 DoD Energy and Power Summit provides opportunities including tabletop exhibits, speaking roles, Tech Talk product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Download the 2021 Sponsorship Prospectus Here


Participating Organizations at Past Summits:

ABB Inc., Airbus Defence and Space, Aerotek, AFRL, Alban CAT, Allegheny Science & Technology, ARA, USSOCOM, Ardica, Argonne National Lab, Army Research Laboratory, Bionic Power, DEVCOM, Cummins Power Generation, DHS – U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Emergency Management, Dist. Of Columbia, Dept Energy & Environment, DLA-SPPD, Dynetics, Expeditionary & Developmental Power & Energy Branch, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Fairlead Integrated, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, George Washington University, Go Electric Inc., High Impact Technology, LLC, IAP Worldwide Services, Institute for Defense Analyses, KeyLogic, LexTM3, LPP Combustion, LLC, Military Sealift Command, Moog, NGA, Nishati, Inc., NOVA Power Solutions, Inc., NSWC Carderock,, OASA (IE&E), OPNAV45, PEO AVN, Raytheon, RPA-E, Sandia National Laboratories, Sechan Electronics, Siemens, Sierra Nevada Corporation, SNC, Spark Thermionics, Inc., The MITRE Corporation, TwoPointEnergy, LLC, UEC Electronics, Universal Technology Corporations/AFCEC, US Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Justice