Martin Kegel


Mr. Martin Kegel MASc., P. Eng

Future Forces Forum Logistics Capability Conference (LCC) 2018 Future Forces Exhibition 2018

Research Engineer
CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada


Integrated Camp Utility Technologies – Tools to better understand and better predict power and energy requirements of deployed camps

Natural Resources Canada in collaboration with the Department of Defence (DND) and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) have been engaged in an Integrated Camp Utility Technologies (I-CUT) project for the past seven years to reduce the diesel dependency of military deployable camps, both nationally and abroad. As part of the project, the ability for DND to accurately estimate and have the tools to evaluate a deployment camp’s energy and power requirements was identified. The tools developed include:

-> A deployable plug and play energy monitoring kit to better monitor and understand the energy requirements of a deployed camp.

-> A simplified simulation tool permitting the user to create an energy model of a customizable deployment camp in any region, occupancy and time period to estimate the power and energy requirements.

 The success of the project is now being adapted towards a larger NATO project funded through the Science for Peace and Security Programme. In collaboration with Australia, Netherlands, Germany and USA, the objective is to develop a harmonized deployed camp energy metering and energy simulation solution, which can be used by nations and NATO organizations to conduct energy studies of deployed camps and energy efficient technologies with the aim of reducing diesel dependency.

Curriculum Vitae


MASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, September 2006

BASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, April 2004


Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY, Project Manager and Research Engineer, August 2009 to current

Caneta Research, Building Energy Simulation Engineer, August 2006 to August 2009


Specialized in the field of thermodynamics and heat transfer having completed a Masters of Applied Science at the University in Waterloo in the mechanical engineering department in September 2006. The thesis was the experimental testing and model development of hydronic radiant ceiling panels for commercial buildings.

Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY is Canada’s leading research and technology organization in the field of clean energy. Working in the Varennes research laboratory for 8 years, I have undertaken several research projects. Key research projects include:

1. Simulation based assessment on the energy and utility cost saving benefit of heat pump systems in the Canadian residential and commercial building sector.

2. Design of an environmental test chamber for detailed performance testing and analysis of variable capacity, cold climate air to air heat pumps.

3. Energy studies of military permanent and semi-permanent infrastructure, including the demonstration a cold climate deployed camp energy reduction strategy recovering heat from the diesel generator and utilizing heat pumping technologies.

Current Research Activities

1. Integrated Camp Energy – Utilities – Project Manager

Through a combination of deployed camp energy metering, energy simulation and technology demonstrations, the research project aims at supported the Department of Defence Canada’s initiative on reducing the diesel dependency of their deployed camps by 50%. Tasks include:

- Developing energy and water metering solutions for Canadian deployed camps.

- Developing a simplified deployed camp energy simulation tool to better predict and quantify the energy footprint/savings.

- Demonstrate deployed camp energy efficient solutions.

2. Science for Peace and Security – Camp Energy Efficiency – Project Director

- Development of a harmonized energy metering and universal deployed camp energy simulation tool. The project aims at developing the necessary tools to better understand and better predict the power and energy requirements of a deployed camp. The project is in collaboration with Australia, Germany, Netherlands and USA.

3. Cold climate heat pumps for space and water heating – Project Manager

Through a balance of design and development, experimental, and simulation work on cold climate air to air heat pumps and heat pump water heaters (HPWH), the project aims at:

- Improving their operational efficiency

- Reducing their deployment barriers

- Supporting the development of codes, standards and policies


1. Kegel, M., Thibaudeau, D., Franklin, M., Andrukaitis, E., McDonald, E., Integrated Camp Energy Technologies: A Simulation Tool to Predict and Evaluate the Power and Energy Requirements of a Deployed Camp,  NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence, 2016, Lithuania, Awaiting to be Published

2. Cassolato, S., Chubbs, L, Andrukaitis, E., Lefebvre, V., Kegel, M., Operational Energy: A Multi-Faceted Government Approach, NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence Vol 7, 2014, Lithuania, ISSN 2335-7975

3. Kegel, M., Sager, J., Thomas, M., Giguere, D., Sunye, R., Performance Testing of Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pumps, 12th IEA Heat Pump Conference, 2017, Rotterdam.


Innovation 2014, Recognizing Excellence, Natural Resources Canada for the Integrated Camp Energy Technologies Project

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