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Posts Tagged ‘energy’

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…

Partnership between Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Anchorage Saves Millions

  • October 28, 2013
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Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s (JBER) partnership with the city of Anchorage’s Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project expects to save the base $73 million and generate $52 million of revenue for the community. “In general, this has been a very successful project,” says Robert Zacharski, site manager at JBER told BioMass Magazine…

Ahead of Weds. Budget Meeting, Both Sides Say Grand Deal Unlikely

  • October 28, 2013
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President Obama said Monday he will “keep fighting” to reverse across-the-board cuts to federal agencies. The President’s remarks during an event at FBI headquarters come two days before Congressional Democrats and Republicans meet Wednesday for formal budget talks, where sequestration likely will be a point of discussion…

Air Force’s Top Energy Official Wins Sammie Award

  • October 27, 2013
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Kevin Geiss, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for energy, was awarded a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal earlier this month by the Partnership for Public Service. Geiss received the Management Excellence Medal, which recognizes a federal employee for demonstrating superior leadership and management excellence through a significant contribution to the nation that exemplifies efficient, effective and results-oriented government …

Turbines to Power Cape Cod AFS

  • October 22, 2013
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Two wind turbines being installed at Cape Cod Air Force Station will be able to produce up to 3.2 megawatts of power, the latest project helping the Air Force reach its goal of obtaining 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. When the wind is blowing, as it often does near the site on the Massachusetts coast, the turbines will produce more electricity than the base consumes. Through a net metering agreement with the local electric company, the 6th Space Warning Squadron will be able to sell its surplus power …

Energy Event to Explore Ways to Jump Start the Use of Partnerships to Meet DOD’s Goals

  • October 16, 2013
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Public-private partnerships are a proven model for the federal government to leverage the resources of Wall Street to develop new infrastructure, yet the number of such partnerships underway to help the Pentagon increase its reliance on renewable energy generated onsite has not grown as fast as many envisioned. At the same time, the Defense Department now has another mechanism to expand its access to reliable energy production — public-public partnerships. A provision in legislation signed into law in January allows DOD to share installation support services with its community hosts …

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