Making the Connection: Beneficial Collaboration Between Army Installations and Energy Utility Companies
RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA
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The Army owns and operates installations across the globe, and these installations consume substantial amounts of energy. The Army wants to reduce its energy consumption for several reasons. First, it is under legislative mandate to do so. The Energy Independence and Security Act EISA of 2007 directs military installations to reduce their energy consumption 30 percent by 2015, and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 EPAct directs them to increase, by 7.5 percent, their use of energy from renewable sources by 2013.1 The Army also faces regulatory pressure. Issued in October 2009, Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, directs federal agencies, including the Army, to increase energy efficiency and measure, report, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, the Army would like to lower its energy costs the cost of Army installation energy utilities was over 1.2 billion in 2010.2 To help meet such goals in fall 2010, the Army announced a new Army energy vision for the Net Zero Energy Installation NZEI, an installation that over the course of a year produces as much energy on site as it uses, in April 2011 announcing pilot installations that are trying to become NZEIs by 2020.
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies