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Evaluation of an Energy Resilience Analysis Tool for Army Installations

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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This report is an evaluation of the Energy Resilience Analysis ERA tool de-veloped by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory MIT-LL to explore its capabilities and its potential for implementation across U.S. Army installations. The project delivery team PDT reviewed the tools functions and documentation, ran simulations, and reviewed data inputs required from installations. The PDT found that the ERA Tool does provide a user-friendly automated analytical framework for installation staff to perform energy resilience assessments with a focus on availability and reliability of energy with life cycle cost as a primary decision criterion. However, the ERA Tool does not account for the flexibility and redundancy of distribution networks, the quality of power supplied by the energy infrastructure at an installation, or the ability of an installations energy infrastructure to prepare for and recover from specific energy disruptions. Also, the current methodology does not take into account a minimum resilience requirement to guide decision makers through the selection process. The PDT acknowledges that MIT-LLs approach was to develop a high-level planning tool for energy resilience assessment, which they did successfully. This report explores the potential consequences of this analysis approach and makes recommendations for improvements to the ERA Tool.


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  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion

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[A, Approved For Public Release]