Accession Number:

ADA523340

Title:

Army Energy Security Implementation Strategy

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (ENERGY AND PARTNERSHIPS) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-13

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Historically, the Army operated with the assumption that low cost energy would be readily available when and where it is needed. Now, however, reliable access to affordable, stable energy supplies is a significant challenge for the Army and the nation. Given the Armys reliance on energy, disruption of critical power and fuel supplies would harm the Armys ability to accomplish its missions. Such a risk exposes an Army vulnerability that must be addressed by a more secure energy position and outlook. The Armys assumptions concerning future plans for power and fuel at home, overseas and on the battlefield must account for such challenges. On the positive side, increasing efficiencies and lowering corporate demand for energy would save money for the Army and free up both fiscal and personnel resources. Industry partnerships that supply excess power to the commercial grid from Army installations provide additional opportunities to financially benefit the Army. Funds from both savings and income could then be spent on vital programs and other operational needs. In a similar vein, lower tactical fuel demands would place fewer Soldiers in harms way during their support of the long logistical fuel tail in theatre. Drawing on the work of the Army Energy Security Task Force AESTF established by the Secretary of the Army in April 2008, this document presents the Army Energy Security Implementation Strategy AESIS. The AESIS addresses the energy security challenge through newly established central leadership and integrated, goal-driven energy activities. This leadership was established with formation of the Armys Senior Energy Council SEC and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy Partnerships DASAEP to integrate and focus the energy activities across the Army. This document presents the Armys energy security vision, mission, and goals, with direction on the development of objectives and metrics to gauge progress toward such goals.

Subject Categories:

  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Biochemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE