This FEMP 50 offering discusses federal facilities, infrastructure, and programs that need to adopt adaptive and resilient strategies for future climate impacts. The Federal government is actively working to increase the use of carbon pollution-free electricity while also reducing energy and water demand by implementing increasingly energy and water efficient technologies. What tools are available to help sites identify and plan for future climate impacts? What resilience considerations do sites need to consider when procuring and implementing on-site distributed energy resources? How should sites be considering the implications of climate change on key resources, such as water? This session will provide an overview of the Federal Energy Management Program's program areas and resources that can help federal staff address these pressing questions.
Doug Gagne, MBA, Project Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Read Bio
Doug Gagne is a project analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He currently provides early-stage federal project development support for renewable energy and resilience projects, including techno-economic analyses to identify what mix of generation technologies will most cost-effectively meet a site's power needs. He also supports early-stage resilience project development and brings extensive federal procurement expertise.
Jason Koman, Energy Technology Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Read Bio
Jason Koman is an Energy Technology Program Specialist at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). He leads FEMP's work focused on Grid-Integrated Efficient Buildings (GEBs), water sustainability and resilience, and cybersecurity. Jason began his career in the non-profit space with the Clinton Foundation as a global program manager for energy efficient, low carbon buildings. Moving into the private sector as a consultant to the US Department of Energy during the Obama and Trump administrations, Jason rose to the role of managing director at RE Tech Advisors, leading a team of 30+ consultants to deliver sustainability programs for the US EPA and DOE. Jason decided to return to DOE in 2021 to focus on decarbonizing federal government infrastructure and helping agencies meet their sustainability goals under the Biden administration. He holds a Bachelor's in Public Policy from Trinity College, Hartford and a Master's in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ethan Epstein, Program Manager, Federal Energy Management Program Read Bio
Epstein, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program
Ethan Epstein is the Program Manager and Technical Lead for the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) resilience program. At FEMP, Ethan works with both the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to provide federal facilities with technical assistance and develop resources and tools focused around energy/water resilience and climate change. This includes developing strategies to integrate various programmatic efforts including but not limited to climate adaptation, mitigation and resilience, decarbonization, resilience quantification, and resilience planning.
Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Recognize the intersection of climate adaptation and energy/water resilience; how FEMP's resources can help a site increase its resilience posture and adapt to a changing climate
- Identify FEMP tools and resources that help evaluate site-level water consumption and how to use them
- Describe how FEMP tools and resources support the development of a comprehensive approach to meet carbon pollution-free electricity goals