Accession Number : ADA612026


Title :   Analysis of Marine Corps Renewable Energy Planning to Meet Installation Energy Security Requirements


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY


Personal Author(s) : Chisom, Christopher M ; Templeton, II, Jack C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a612026.pdf


Report Date : 03 Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 99


Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to analyze Marine Corps installation energy consumption and the pursuit of increased renewable energy generation goals across Marine Corps installations. The main objective of this report is to determine the cost of interruption and the net present value (NPV) of renewable energy generation needed to meet the Marine Corps' energy security objectives. First, we determine installation-specific energy consumption, resource requirements, and current renewable energy generation projects. Second, we analyze current Marine Corps installation energy portfolios to determine shortfalls from minimum energy targets and the cost to generate those shortfalls through renewable energy technologies. Finally, we identify installation energy security requirements, determine cost of interruption, and conduct a sensitivity analysis of the cost-benefit of renewable energy generation alternatives to meet energy security requirements. This study determines how investment in renewable energy to meet baseline energy consumption requirements increases energy security across Marine Corps installations. Furthermore, considering the cost of interruption, the investment in renewable energy technologies yields a positive NPV at the majority of Marine Corps installations. Based on this research, we recommend that the Marine Corps develop a quantitative method for assessing energy security and invest to meet energy security goals at each installation.


Descriptors :   *RENEWABLE ENERGY , ENERGY CONSUMPTION , MARINE CORPS , MILITARY FACILITIES , PLANNING , REQUIREMENTS


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE