2012 Reenergize the Americas 5A: Mike Coop

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2012 Reenergize the Americas 5A: Mike Coop

  1. 1. Military Installation Water andEnergy Projects in the Region Mike Coop mcoop@thinksmartgrid.com
  2. 2. Panelists• Mike Coop, Founder/CTO, ThinkSmartGrid• Luis Perez, Deputy Director, UTEP RCES• Sam Sanchez, Engineering Division Chief, White Sands Missile Range• BJ Tomlinson, Renewable Energy and Sustainability Program Manager, Fort Bliss
  3. 3. Setting the Stage…
  4. 4. Challenges and Opportunities• Challenges – Permitting – Environmental impact issues – Cost• Opportunities – Profit – Carbon reduction and sustainability – Energy security
  5. 5. NERC Regions
  6. 6. NERC Interconnections
  7. 7. DoD Renewable Energy Project Viewer http://geo.usace.army.mil/egis/cm2.cm26.map
  8. 8. Mexico’s First Large-Scale Solar Plant• 4000 PV panels generating 1 MW capacity• Currently, 26% of Mexico’s energy is renewable• One goal of the 2010-2024 National Development Plan is to increase the share of clean energy to 35% for the next 10 years

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