Accession Number:

ADA585158

Title:

Energy Consumption and Demand, Edwards Air Force Base

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 1977-Nov 1979

Corporate Author:

TRW ENERGY DEVELOPMENT GROUP REDONDO BEACH CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Energy storage has proven to be effective in load leveling for utilities and for making feasible the switch to inconstant energy sources such as solar and wind in applications requiring nearly constant sources of power. To date, energy storage has not been used in large measure on military bases as a technique for improving energy use efficiency. To assess the potential for energy storage at a military base, the U.S. Air Force has selected Edwards Air Force Base at Edwards, CA as a candidate energy storage study site. This report is the result of the first phase of that study which has three major objectives 1 - Determining the historical energy use patterns at the study site 2 - Evaluate specific energy storage techniques at the study site 3 - Develop a handbook that will assist personnel at other bases in evaluating energy storage applications at their locations Energy use data collected at Edwards AFB is tabulated for the period of July 1977 through June 1979. All purchases energy except flightline and transportation fuels are included in the report. Data is presented as monthly totals except for electrical energy usage which is also presented in selected hourly summaries.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE