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            DERs Connect 2022 : November 2022, Washington D.C. metro area

"Improving Energy Efficiency, Resiliency and Environmental Sustainability with DERs and Microgrids” 

This senior level educational and networking Summit It is designed to provide an interchange of knowledge and serve as a catalyst for collaboration across federal, state and private sector C&I facility, campus and installation energy stakeholders, utilities and industry. The Summit will focus on business and operational models and technical capabilities to support the greater integration and utilization of DERs and microgrids in our built environment and across our grid infrastructure.


The highly curated agenda offers two days of over 16 plenary sessions (no tracks!), 5 hours of dedicated networking and live technology and solution demonstrations onsite.

Previously RSC Summit Series Speakers have Included (in their role as):


The Honorable Alex Beehler

Assistant Secretary of the Army

(Installations, Energy and Environment)



Thomas Fanning

Chairman, CEO & President,

Southern Company



Lee Dunfee

Managing Director,

Engineering Operations,

Cushman & Wakefield


Larsh Johnson




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The Honorable John W. Henderson

Assistant Secretary of the Air force.

Installations, Environment

and Energy, USAF


Terence R. Donnelly

President and COO,




Carol Dooney

Senior Director,

Design and Construction

Howard Hughes Corporation


Jason Christman

Vice President,

Chief Product Security Officer,

Johnson Controls




Monica Mckenzie

Senior Partner,

Roosevelt Strategic Council



Kevin Kampschroer

Chief Sustainability Officer; Director

office of Federal High-Performance

Buildings, US. GSA


DV Rao,

SVP, Strategy,

CMS Energy



David Kang

Vice Chancellor for

Infrastructure and Sustainability,

University of Colorado, Boulder


Jennifer Hill

Head of M&A Strategy &

Execution / Managing Director,





Luis Hernandez

Senior Partner,

Roosevelt Strategic Council



Jennifer Groman

(in the role of)

Chief, Facilities Engineering,



Gurdeep Kaur,





Ken Shultes,

Associate Vice President for

Sustainability and Facilities Planning,

Dickinson College


Dr. Saifur Rahman

Joseph R. Loring Professor;

Director, Advanced Research

Institute, Virginia Tech

(*Several speakers are currently 'tentatively confirmed' until the approval of travel)

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Why Should you Attend the Summit:

RSC Summits are built on the foundation that great ideas and collaboration can occur when people with diverse expertise who may not work together on a daily basis, come together around a common challenge.

This Summit’s common challenge is how to improve energy efficiency, reliability, resiliency while reducing carbon emissions and improving overall environmental sustainability in built environments for the public, private and federal sectors. Join us to lend your unique viewpoint, skill set or share your technical capabilities and business know-how to help forge new pathways to overall energy ecosystems.

As the opportunity for American leadership in climate innovation is vast, the Biden- Harris Administration is outlining key planks of an agenda including but not limited to:

-The National Building Performance Standards Coalition, announced by the White House on Jan. 21, 2022 to support over 300,000 buildings within the federal government portfolio including decarbonization goals which can be achieved through greater use of DERs

-The new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program will allocate nearly $5 billion over the next five years to build and upgrade this essential infrastructure. An initial $615 million will be made available to states in Fiscal Year 2022

FERC order 2222 is helping to open wholesale markets to Distributed Resources

Critical facilities, from Military Installations to Hospitals, are turning to more onsite generation and storage to counter the increasing grid disruptions and to ensure resilient and reliable power.

C&I Facilities are increasing ESG goals and moving towards a decarbonized / net zero built environment. For many, the solution lies with integrating more onsite and offsite distributed generation and storage that is low carbon and sustainable.

Higher Education and large Institutional Campuses have long served as case studies towards onsite generation. As many move to increased levels of renewables, with some setting the benchmark at 100% renewable, along with the integration of EV charging, how will they manage these assets?

All these topics and more will be discussed and by joining us, you can engage in an interchange of ideas, expand your professional network of colleagues, customers, and clients with a diverse group, showcase your organizations innovations and walkaway with actionable takeaways.


2022 Summit Key Focus Areas to Include:

Business Models, Strategies, and Financing:

  • How do we build the business model of net-zero for our existing buildings and how can we utilize DERs (onsite and offsite) to support?

  • Successful business models (from project financing to Master Planning) for gaining c-suite buy-in for funding the use of DERs and microgrids to improve efficiency, resiliency, flexibility and sustainability projects for the built environment 

  •  Emerging regulatory landscape and operational strategies for the integration of DERs into the grid

  • Business and operational use cases for cluster and community microgrids for resiliency and reliability.

  • The regulatory landscape towards microgrids and DERS integration into the Grid.

  • Business and operational use cases for cluster and community microgrids for resiliency and reliability.

  • How can we work towards increasing onsite generation for our larger facilities and provide back greater community integration to evolve a smart, grid-interactive city or town.

Technical Topics:

  • DERMS and supporting digital capabilities for managing DERs behind and in front of the meter: Supporting advanced data analytics for optimizing DER management at the facility and grid level

  • Current technical innovations and capabilities in storage, PV, fuel cells, CHP, microgrids and more for buildings and the grid 

  • Cyber resiliency: how to build in resilience, and what level of resilience to expect from your control systems, EIS and BAS against a cyber or EMP threat

  • Use cases for VPPs and digital twins

  • Innovations in Microgrid controllers: intelligent software for load prediction, management and enabling optimal cooperation among DERS

  • Technical blueprint for meeting the energy needs of future intelligent facilities and campuses that integrate DERs: Near future state for supporting IoT; from sensors, management systems and standards to help you move forward while not decreasing resiliency

  • Cloud computing, remote connectivity, and visibility of the edge: where to store your DERs data


Gain Education & Insight

For facility and campus energy stakeholders, you will walk away with knowledge gained from our senior-level speakers and attendees to help you improve the efficiency, resiliency and sustainability of your built environment. For industry innovators, you will walk away with a deep understanding of the current challenges, needs, and initiatives across a variety of stakeholders from federal, state, and private sectors, and learn about where you solution or service may be best applied.

Build Partnerships

The Summit is designed to bring together a variety of stakeholders from across multiple sectors in order to allow to network with and forge partnerships with persons you may not have necessarily had to the opportunity to engage with yet. You will also have the ability discover the latest technologies and trends driving the energy market for facilities and campuses across the Nation during our ample networking time throughout both days.


Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Designed as an interactive ‘Town Hall’ forum, all attendees are encouraged to engage in dialogue and discussion with each other and the speakers during each session.

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