Accession Number:

ADA467999

Title:

Proceedings of the 1st Army Installation Energy Security and Independence Conference

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

2007-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

This report is about energy security and for mission accomplishment. Is energy security assured by backup generator sets dedicated to individual buildings that are pre-identified as critical assets with fuel for 3-5 days Suppose a utility power grid outage occurs. Today it is impossible to locally wheel power from dispersed individual on site fossil-fueled or renewable power sources to facilities or other power loads anywhere at any time. Each power source is stranded powering only one load. Relocating generator sets and engineering their electrical connections to other power loads are not speedy or trivial tasks. There are many mission aspects that go unpowered in a blackout because Army cannot afford backup generator sets for every building, training range, sewer treatment plant, warehouse, motor pool, etc. Even if everything has dedicated backup generators, experience shows that 50 percent will not operate right anyway and they will run out of gas after 3-5 days. Mission priorities are dynamic power outages are unpredictable. Commanders must have the ability to wheel dispersed and finite on-installation power anywhere at anytime and to allocate stored fuels for extended outages. A new vision of energy security is needed for the asymmetrical threats and dynamics of the GWOT era.

Subject Categories:

  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE