Developing Energy Resilience - A Roadmap

Abstract

One definition of the resiliency of a facility or campus is the ability to prepare for and recover from energy disruptions that impact critical operations and missions. Energy disruptions can be considered in various categories ranging from short duration, local outages to widespread outages that can last for days. Each of the situations may be approached somewhat differently, though the core questions and considerations are based on the same basic set of requirements and concerns. This presentation looks to provide an approach to developing these requirements for resiliency; provide various technical challenges to be considered; how these requirements can be leveraged to provide a roadmap for a facility’s resilience planning and potential solutions.

Presented By

Bill Taylor
Engineering Manager
Energy Systems Group

Bill is an Engineering Manager for Energy Systems Group’s (ESG) Federal Business Unit (FBU). His primary focus is Resiliency and New Technology Solutions. In this role Bill leads the evaluation, solution development and implementation for resiliency and innovative solutions for ESG customers under multiple forms of procurement.

Bill has over 30 years of engineering experience in a range of industries, but always with a focus around energy based solutions. Before joining Energy Systems Group, Bill worked for an ESCO as the Engineering Operations Leader. In this role, Bill provided complete energy solutions to a wide range of clients, including the U.S. federal government, municipalities, school systems, universities, healthcare clients, and industrial clients. The energy solutions provided included renewable power generation, smart grid and micro-grid development, and critical infrastructure updates. Bill is the author/co-author of over 10 technical papers and holds 5 US Patents.

Bill holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah and a Master’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. Bill is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and a Certified Energy Manager. (CEM)