Air Force Installation Energy Assurance: An Assessment Framework
RAND Corporation Santa Monica United States
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New and evolving U.S. Air Force missions are making mission success more and more dependent on installations in the continental United States CONUS and assured access to energy. Especially, mission-essential facilities and installations increasingly require access to electric power to provide mission assurance. In recent years, the Air Force has recognized these issues and has started to increase its focus on what has variously been referred to as energy security, energy assurance, and resilience. All these concepts can be boiled down to a core objective ensuring the ability of Air Force installations to perform mission-essential functions under adverse conditions.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution