PNNL Hosts Annual Energy Managers Training for Army Reserve
In late January, PNNL hosted the second annual training for Energy Managers of U.S. Army Reserve facilities. Forty-five Army Reserve personnel participated in the training, along with the PNNL support team and representatives from Plexus Scientific and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Colonel Patrick Briley, Director of the Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate, kicked off the training with a "Welcome to the Session" address to attendees. Key topics included the Army Reserve Net Zero Goals, renewable energy project development, and the development of a Building Automation System Initiative.
In addition to attending training sessions, held at the DOE's Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory on the PNNL main campus, participants toured PNNL's Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center, Building Operations Control Center, and Lighting Testing Laboratory. These activities are part of the Lab's support for the Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate (ARIMD) under the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve. PNNL's partnership with ARIMD has received praise from commanders of Army Reserve Commands, such as Major General Nickolas P Tooliatos, Commander of the 63rd Regional Support Command in Mountain View, California, and Brigadier General John E. Cardwell, Commander of the 9th Mission Support Command in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The training organizers are PNNL's Bill Chvala, Jr. and Emily Wendel of the Building Energy Systems group, and Heather Brown of Plexus Scientific.