Top Trends Impacting Marina Infrastructures / Solar Piers and Excess Energy as a new Revenue Source

Marina Infrastructures are destined to experience significant transformational changes in the coming years.  These changes are driven by the rapid consumer adoption of technology at a personal level, changing environmental conditionals due to climate change, increasing environmental pollution due to the use of plastics and waste management practices, and Marine Industries continued evolving products and technology innovations.
Marina Customers are increasingly adopting electric mobility and electric & hybrid marine propulsion for their vessels.  This new trend will ultimately increase the electric demand marinas will need to provide their customers, impacting Marina electrical operating costs.  Customers driving their new electric vehicles will grow to expect their marinas to offer them facilities to recharge their vehicles while they visit the marina and go boating.  Upon returning, customers electric propulsion vessels will require their energy storage systems be recharged to full capacity.  Marinas will need to consider options for mitigating this new cost increase impacting their operations. 
Customer retention will be challenged as Customers adopt electric mobility and their environmental behavior evolve to intolerance for aquatic waste and pollution at their Marinas.  Marinas will need to develop new services to match their new customer behaviors and needs. 

Speakers: Anthony Baro, Power Docks, LLC and Bill Munger, CMM, Conanicut Marine Services, Inc.

Anthony Baro, Managing Partner, Power Docks, LLC
CO-Founder & Managing Principal – PowerDocks LLC, Newport, R.I. 4/2016 to Present – PowerDocks develops Marine Autonomous Powered Docking Platforms (MAPDs) designed and produced to serve the operational needs of Marine Electric Propulsion Vessels, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), Surface Autonomous Vehicles (SAV), Aquaculture Farming and related system technologies for Defense, Commercial, and Oceanography customers worldwide.

Founder & Managing Principal – E2SOL LLC (Efficient Energy Solutions), Providence, R.I. 2010 to Present
E2SOL is Renewable Energy General Contracting firm dedicated to developing Energy Efficient and Sustainable Renewable Energy Projects for Commercial and Industrial customers. Please refer to attached file for a more detailed summary.
Prior Experience Included: Subcontract Program Manager III & Subject Matter Expert – RAYTHEON COMPANY – Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) – Tewksbury, MA. A $22+ Billion industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business aviation and special mission aircraft. Program Manager – Military Tactical Land Navigation Products – KVH INDUSTRIES – Middletown, R.I. A $40M manufacturer of mobile satellite communications and military tactical navigation systems. Product Line Manager – New Product Introductions & Advanced Manufacturing – SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, Boca Raton-Fla. (currently Tyco). A $1B manufacturer of fully integrated electronic security products for commercial and industrial global markets. Senior Mechanical Engineer – SIPPICAN INC. (Lockheed Martin (Marion, MA) – A global security and aerospace company engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Bill Munger, CMM

William Munger is founder, owner and General Manager of Conanicut Marine Services, Inc. ( incorporated in 1974.   An environmentally friendly marina/boatyard located at the mouth of the East passage of Narragansett Bay in Jamestown, Rhode Island.  In addition to the 260 boat waterfront marina, there is a nearby 10 acre inland Boatyard facility accommodating vessels up to 55 feet. The yard, with 40,000 square feet of indoor storage space along with fully contained maintenance bays specializes in the care, maintenance and refit of fine yachts.  A 7,000 square foot chandlery located within the Jamestown Village offers parts; several engine lines, rib inflatables and sport clothing. A  passenger ferry service is also operated seasonally connecting  Jamestown Village, Rose Island and various points around Newport Harbor, Newport, RI. William Munger is a Certified Marina Manager (CMM) with the International Marina Institute (IMI), a past President and present Executive  Board member of American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA), past board member with Association of Marina Industries (AMI) and American Boat & Yacht council (ABYC) and a member of Rhode Island Marine Trade Association (RIMTA).