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November 7th, 2018

Military Microgrids – Black & Veatch Perspectives

This presentation gives a high level overview of military microgrid concepts and discusses the different drivers and equipment components.  A review of recent Black & Veatch military microgrid projects and our WHQ microgrid will be provided.


Presenter: Dustin J. Rogge is the Microgrid Solutions Manager within Black & Veatch’s global power business renewable energy distributed energy business line. He is experienced in managing multiple discipline teams to complete development, design, procurement, and construction projects. Rogge’s experience spans over 25 years and technical competencies include microgrid controls, power generation instrumentation and controls, industrial automation, auxiliary power systems analysis and design including significant arc flash analysis and mitigation design experience; and freeze protection. Project development experience includes feasibility, conceptualization, scope definition, estimates, and justification/ROI.  Current active projects include the MCAS Miramar microgrid and the Shell Technology Center Microgrid.

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