Accession Number:

ADA555236

Title:

Power and Energy Strategy White Paper

Descriptive Note:

White paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND FORT MONROE VA ARMY CAPABILITIES INTEGRATION CENTER

Report Date:

2010-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Power and energy grow ever more important to our military capabilities they enable every system that supports Soldier and unit performance, from mobility and weapons systems to surveillance and communications -- not to mention simple heating and cooling. In recent years, several factors have emerged that further complicate the engineering and logistics challenges associated with power and energy, such as asymmetric threats to logistics and infrastructure, increasing competition for the worlds oil supply, and concern about global climate change. This paper examines power and energy as they relate to Army operational challenges today and well into the future 2030. It reflects a collaborative effort among the Army Capabilities Integration Center ARCIC, Army G-4, Research, Development and Engineering Command RDECOM, and other stakeholders who participated in a focused, 3-day workshop that leveraged the results of previous and ongoing initiatives. This report seeks to delineate a top-level strategy for investment in power and energy solutions based upon operational needs. It identifies critical challenges in each area, assesses prospective approaches, and recommends investment priorities. The report represents an initial step in an Operational Energy campaign.

Subject Categories:

  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE