ALN Newsletter 24 May 2022

May 24 – 26 ALN 2022 Spring Summit: Microgrid Asset Leadership

Microgrids are a key element of a secure energy future for the U.S. and the world. Join us this week to learn how microgrids can reduce energy risk and improve successful mission outcomes.

Tuesday 24 May, at 3 pm Eastern – ALN Microgrid Roundtable will address the policy and strategy needed to ensure success.
Wednesday 24 May, at 1 pm Eastern – BIMStorm Microgrid Ukraine Workshop
Wednesday 24 May, at 3 pm Eastern – BIMStorm Microgrid Ukraine Workshop Presentation

A virtual CAMPUS for Asset Management (AM) practitioners to provide visibility into the adoption of AM in US organizations.


William Heegaard and Paul Schmotolokha have teamed up to provide real help support of Ukrainian infrastructure by donating solar microgrid generators and providing professional expertise. Both will be part of the ALN 2022 Spring Summit: Microgrid Asset Leadership. Mr. Heegaard is President of the Footprint Project and is taking a lead role in the BIMStorm Microgrid Ukraine workshop on Wednesday 25 May from 1 – 3 pm and is part of the presentation at 3 pm. Mr. Schmotolokha is CEO of New US Energy and manufacturers the equipment being sent by to Ukraine. He is also Ukrainian-American, has family in Ukraine and will be our guest on a very different ALN Th@3 pm ET on Thursday 26 May at 3 pm Eastern.


BIMStorm Microgrid Ukraine

Get a peek at the information assets being aligned to support the BIMStorm Microgrid Ukraine by seeing the data sets, presentations, strategy, and other content being assembled to provide a thorough and meaning look at how a structured approach to asset management can help in planning the reconstruction of Ukraine, starting with the energy generation needed to support temporary clinics and reopening of ports that will be needed to bring in healthcare supplies, refrigerated containers for medicines, and construction supplies. And join the web workshop on Wednesday 25 May starting at 1 pm Eastern or the presentation starting at 3 pm Eastern.


Help a Municipality Get Help

Bloomberg Philanthropies has launched the Local Infrastructure Hub, to ensure that all U.S. cities and towns can access federal infrastructure funding to drive local recovery, strengthen communities and deliver more equitable results for residents. It is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Emerson Collective, the Ford Foundation, and The Kresge Foundation. Let your favorite local government navigate the grants available to them and craft strong applications. Results for America will join with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities in leading the Hub and supporting local governments – especially underserved small and mid-sized cities – to improve their chances of being awarded federal resources.

Upcoming Events

*All Event Times – US Eastern Time Zone*

ALN Spring 2022 Web Summit: Microgrid Asset Leadership
May 24 – 26

Microgrids are local energy grids that may connect to, and disconnect from, traditional wide-area electric grids, and are valued for power reliability at critical infrastructure, such as hospitals, water treatment plants, in disaster recovery areas, and after armed conflicts, like in Ukraine. 

A structured approach to asset management combined with Microgrid innovation will help leaders understand how to gain dramatic benefits in support of mission sustainability.

May 24, 3 – 4 pm ALN Microgrid Asset Leadership Roundtable

  • Dr. Dorothy Robyn will make opening comments before a discussion with: 
  • Dr. Tony McGrail, IEEE Asset Management Committee Chair; 
  • Jon Arnup, CEO Trent Port Services, Singapore, an ALN Member Organization; 
  • Moshe Nelson, ALN Senior Fellow; Principal, Grant Thornton, an ALN Member Organization.

May 25, 1 – 3 pm Microgrid BIMStorm Interactive Workshop

Digital Twins representing microgrids can be created on your computer and “landed” in the Ukraine to help model restoration of power. Combine that with the coordinated input of expert participants who have been pre-planning for the workshop and meaningful microgrid asset management planning can be established. Kimon Onuma, President, ONUMA, Inc., an ALN Patron Organization, will lead William Heegaard, President of Footprint Project renewable microgrid provider to Ukraine. 

May 25, 3 – 4 pm ALN Microgrid BIMStorm Interactive Workshop Presentation

A live presentation of results from the Interactive Workshop. Michael Hardy, Bureau Veritas, Asset Management Leader, Buildings & Infrastructure and ALN Senior Fellow, will provide expert commentary. Art Kurland, ALN Senior Fellow and University Health Director, Capital and Asset Management will also comment. Focus will be on observations and recommendations for ways of achieving mission success.

May 26, ALN Th@3Paul Shmotolokha, CEO, Director at New Use Energy

June 2, ALN Th@3David Totman, ASCE

June 9, ALN Th@3Chris Chen, Exec. Director, Asset Management Ontario