Discussing how military ideas about energy value and management can help meet evolving civilian challenges.

COL (ret) Paul E. Roege, P.E. is a lifelong energy aficionado who is focusing on the role of energy in growing resilience from the community and regional levels to a national level. He recently spent four years on active military duty to establish the Army’s concepts and strategies, seeking to use energy most effectively toward operational outcomes. He substantially influenced military strategies, including adoption of a concept for Energy-Informed Operations- weaving appropriate energy considerations into system design, operational and business processes. Paul has over 34 years of international experience in both civilian and military capacities, including nuclear operations and safety, energy system engineering, and facility construction and operations. He is a registered professional engineer, a West Point graduate and alumnus of Boston University (MBA) and MIT (Nuclear Engineer).

Attendees will learn about:

  • How the military perspective on energy has evolved over the past decade
    • From the scarcity mentality to a positive, value-oriented philosophy
    • Recognizing different energy attributes of importance
  • How energy management has been redefined
    • Mission critical microgrids
    • Capability-related goals
    • Related to mission and situation
    • Cultivating individual and organizational initiative
  • Relevance to civilian energy challenges
    • Recognizing diversity of energy value
    • Aligning investments, designs and operations to maximize value
      Envisioning new architectures for future energy networks


Head shot of Paul E. Roege.
Paul Roege
Vice President for Strategic Initatives
Typhoon HIL, Inc.