Evaluating the Cost-Benefits of Utilizing Host Nation Power for US Military Bases
Journal Article - Open Access
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States
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The Department of Defense DoD operates a significant number of bases outside of the United States in cooperation with the local host nation. Each base relies heavily on electrical power to accomplish their mission. In countries with poor electrical system reliability the power for these bases are typically provided by diesel generators with the fuel either purchased from the local population or transported from fuel depots. This incurs a significant cost for the DoD and introduces an additional vulnerability with the transport of fuel.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution