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Posts Tagged ‘energy’

Army Names New Director to Energy Initiatives Group

  • January 9, 2014
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John Lushetsky, who has led the Army’s effort to implement large-scale renewable energy projects since 2011, is stepping down to return to the Department of Energy and will be replaced as executive director of the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) by Amanda Simpson, officials announced Thursday. Simpson, a presidential appointee, served as EITF deputy executive director for the past several months. Previously she was a special adviser to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics, and technology …

Smart Metering Helps Navy Residents Trim Energy Use

  • December 19, 2013
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A new energy management program is helping families at 11 installations in the Navy’s Southeast region cut their energy bills by an average of 15 percent. The program, implemented by the Navy’s housing partner Balfour Beatty Communities, was first launched in October when residents received mock bills and energy saving tips, reported the Navy News Service. “It was a good opportunity for residents to monitor and change any behavior that could help to reduce their consumption before actual billing started …

DOD Leads Feds in Meeting Renewable Energy Goals

  • December 16, 2013
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A senior White House environment official last week praised DOD’s bold leadership in implementing President Obama’s executive order setting targets for federal agencies for conserving energy and reducing their carbon footprint. “The leadership from the Defense Department in renewable energy has been outstanding,” Jonathan Powers, the Obama administration’s federal environmental executive, told the audience at the Fourth Annual Federal Energy Workshop and Defense Energy Partnership Forum …

Sequester Cuts Hinder Army Energy Initiatives

  • November 24, 2013
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Budget constraints are hampering the Army’s effort to conserve energy and shift toward renewable energy sources, Richard Kidd, deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainability, said last week. Officials were forced to cancel $250 million in energy projects in fiscal 2013 as a result of the spending cuts triggered under sequestration, Kidd said …

Army Selects Firm to Develop Solar Plant at Ft. Detrick

  • November 24, 2013
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The Army on Friday selected Framingham, Mass.-based Ameresco to build an 18.6-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) facility at Fort Detrick, a move intended to help the service meet its goal of deploying one gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025. The post will purchase all power generated by the solar plant at a cost equal to or less than current electricity costs, according to the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF). The solar PV system will be designed as “microgrid ready,” allowing it to be connected to a future microgrid …

SPIDERS Pilot Tests Viability of Microgrids to Support Entire Installation

  • November 14, 2013
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A power grid testing effort at Fort Carson aims to demonstrate that alternative energy sources can be pieced together to provide backup power for critical infrastructure at a military installation during a widespread power failure. The pilot program, called the Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security, or SPIDERS, relies on a combination of locally generated power sources connected via a microgrid to provide backup power to critical parts of the base …

DOD Testing Potential for Electric Fleet to Reinforce Installation’s Grid

  • November 12, 2013
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Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, located outside of Trenton, N.J., will be one of six bases to test drive a new electric vehicle program designed to charge vehicles from an installation’s electrical grid during low periods of electric demand and return power during periods of peak demand. The Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) program will cost DOD $20 million, including infrastructure, charging stations, software, maintenance and support …

NRDC, DOD to Host Webinar on Renewable Energy Siting

  • November 11, 2013
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New siting considerations jointly developed by DOD and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) for the first time address core issues for developing renewable energy sources on and around military installations. The considerations are designed to help developers determine low conflict places for solar, wind and other renewable energy, and are released as DOD plans to get 25 percent of its installation energy from renewables by 2025 …

Air Force Selects Team for Energy EUL at New Jersey Base

  • November 7, 2013
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The Air Force has selected the team of Starwood Siemens for an energy-based enhanced use lease (EUL) project at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Under the winning proposal — which includes lead developer Energy Management — three of six land parcels offered by the Air Force will be developed into various commercial energy ventures by a team made up of Starwood Energy Group, Siemens, Keenan Development Associates and CB&I, according to the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. Once lease term negotiations and environmental requirements are complete, the final lease document will be signed.

Dennis McGinn to Speak at ADC/NCPPP Energy Workshop

  • October 30, 2013
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Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy, will speak about Navy energy projects during the Fourth Annual Federal Energy Workshop and Defense Energy Partnership Forum Dec. 11 in Arlington, Va…

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