December 2, 2016
FHI 360 Conference Center, Washington, DC
Onsite Registration Only


The DoD/Federal Energy & Water Forum will frame four of the biggest issues facing the Defense Department and other federal agencies in the area of the overall sustainability of federal assets: Energy Efficiency, Utilities Privatization, Renewables and Water/Wastewater/Stormwater Systems. The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) and the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) — leading nonprofit organizations in the field of energy and water partnerships — are teaming up to co-host the DoD/Federal Energy & Water Forum on December 2 in Washington, D.C., to address these issues.

Public and private leaders will share their experiences, including successes achieved and challenges confronted. This day-long dialogue will conclude with a panel of leading federal officials reacting to the discussions and how they see the government approaching the path forward to sustainability. Featuring a mix of expert panels and interactive discussions, the Forum offers energy and water industry leaders the opportunity to provide critical feedback on current federal initiatives and develop solutions to real-world issues.

Key Topics

Overview of the federal energy and water authorities

Energy efficiency and how it supports operational sustainability at federal sites

How energy savings performance contracts helped the federal government achieve its efficiency goals

The evolution of utilities privatization and its role in energy security

Creative solutions to overcoming market barriers for renewable energy projects

Water, wastewater and stormwater systems

How private sector water projects can be adapted to federal sites

Financing options

The capital market’s appetite for energy and water projects

The role of public-private partnerships in advancing federal energy and water goals


NCPPP/ADC DoD/Federal Energy & Water Forum

December 2, 2016  |  FHI 360 Conference Center, Washington, DC

The Forum will examine the leading issues influencing how the Defense Department and other federal agencies approach critical energy and water projects nationwide, while also analyzing how the recently completed election cycle will influence these sectors in the near-term future.  The program begins with a look at how the new presidential administration and Congress will influence federal energy and water policies, and how industry will react.

In the “Sector Focus” sessions, the Forum takes a closer look at the key energy and water sectors today:  Water, Energy Efficiency, Renewables and Utilities Privatization.  In each “Sector Focus” discussion, sector leaders will discuss topics such as: growth opportunities, financing and project delivery options, procurement strategies, best practices, and suggestions for how projects and procurements can be improved.

December 2, 2016 


Registration Opens/Continental Breakfast


 8:30 – 9:15 AM

What’s Next for Energy and Water?  A Post-Election Analysis

The Forum opens with a group of analysts interpreting how the recently completed election cycle will affect energy and water policy. What can we expect in the first 100 days of the new administration and what kind of reception will the president-elect’s plan get in the newly formed 115th Congress?


  • Lucian Niemeyer, Founder, The Niemeyer Group LLC 


  • Michael Aimone, Retired, Department of the Air Force
  • Shawn Bennett, Branch Chief, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Advisor, Air Force Office of Energy Assurance
  • Sara Streff, Assistant Director at United States Department of Defense
  • Karla Perri, Team Lead, Energy & Environment Team, The Spectrum Group
  • Dan Tangherlini, Former Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration; Founder, City’s Garage LLC; President, SeamlessDocs Federal


9:15 –9:30 AM

Networking Break



9:30 –10:15 AM

The Federal Perspective

Officials from federal agencies examine their leading energy and water issues, what policy changes we can anticipate in 2017, and what it all means for communities and industry. 


  • Brig. Gen. Joseph Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Executive Director, Society of American Military Engineers


  • John Kliem, Director of the Renewable Energy Program Office, U.S. Navy
  • Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health
  • Jack Surash, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Energy & Sustainability



10:15 – 10:30 AM

Networking Break (Sponsored by Johnson Controls, Inc.)



10:30 – 11:30 AM

Sector Focus — Energy Efficiency


  • Geoffrey Prosch, Director, Federal Government Relations, Johnson Controls, Inc.


  • Steve Craig, Director of Federal Sales, Federal Energy Solutions Group, Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Robert Johnson, Senior Vice President, Hannon Armstrong
  • Jack Surash, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Energy & Sustainability
  • Elizabeth Tate, Director of Legislative Affairs, Government Relations, Johnson Controls, Inc.



11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Lunch Discussion — Financial Markets Update

Finance experts sit down for an engaging discussion about how the markets will continue to react to the November election and how that may influence investment decisions moving forward.


  • Anita Molino, President, Bostonia Partners LLC


  • Joseph Aiello, Director of Business Development North America, Meridiam
  • Raymond DiPrinzio, Senior Vice President and Infrastructure Finance Team Leader, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation


12:45 – 1:00 PM

Networking Break (Sponsored by K&L Gates)



1:00 – 2:00 PM

Sector Focus — Utilities Privatization 



  • Jeff Cohen, Partner, K&L Gates
  • Carolyn T. Liebeck, Senior Program Manager, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installation Energy
  • Mark McDonough, Vice President, American Water
  • Jim Cotton, Senior Vice President and Procurement Officer, American States Utility Services, Inc.



2:00 – 3:00 PM

Sector Focus — Water


  • Robert Eidson, Contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton 


  • Scott Layne, sustainable infrastructure specialist
    Francesca McCann, Business Development Director, Black & Veatch



3:00 – 4:00 PM

Sector Focus — Renewables


  • Rob Kittel, energy consultant


  • Gerard Nolan, Senior Director, EDF Renewable Energy
  • Kathleen Ferguson, Senior Advisor, The Roosevelt Group
  • Chris Mathey, Director, Distributed Energy, Federal Business Development, Constellation Energy



4:00 PM

Forum End


Online registration has closed.  Onsite registration will be available.  Onsite registration rates are $250 for ADC/NCPPP members, $350 for non-members and $50 for DoD/federal employees.

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Contact & Location

December 2, 2016

FHI 360 Conference Center
Washington, DC

1825 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009

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