• In Other News

    In Other News0

    The Air Force is demonstrating hydrogen as an alternate fuel source for a variety of vehicles at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, including a 25-passenger crew bus, a MJ-1E fighter weapons loader and a U-30 heavy aircraft tug. The project is part of a cooperative agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Hawaii

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  • Installation’s ‘Digital Twin’ Enhances Decision-Making for Asset, Energy Management

    Installation’s ‘Digital Twin’ Enhances Decision-Making for Asset, Energy Management0

    By integrating a number of cutting-edge technologies, Booz Allen Hamilton has developed a prototype, 3-D visualization model for a military base which allows public works staff to monitor most installation management functions, including property management, construction execution, energy usage and land use planning. The model, developed for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, tracks current

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  • Reversal on Florida Drilling Triggers Doubts Over Administration’s Plan

    Reversal on Florida Drilling Triggers Doubts Over Administration’s Plan0

    The Interior Department’s decision to exempt Florida’s coast from a proposed expansion of offshore oil drilling prompted an onslaught of calls from officials in other coastal states demanding similar treatment. The demands came from both sides of the aisle but particularly from Democrats. “Local voices in Virginia have also spoken up. This would hurt our

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  • Evolving Energy Industry Creates New Opportunities for Securing Power to Army Installations0

    In the past couple of years, energy resilience has become a watchword for the military services as they adjust their focus from adopting renewables to reducing their installations’ vulnerability to disruptions in the electrical grid. Shaping the Army’s approach to enhancing resiliency are recent trends in energy production, distribution and economics that are creating more opportunities for installations to use a distributed generation approach to help reduce supply chain vulnerability, Michael McGhee, executive director of the Army Office of Energy Initiatives, told Defense Communities 360. Since its predecessor organization was created in 2011, OEI has pursued the development of large-scale renewable and alternative energy projects on Army installations. The service’s emphasis on resilience favors new projects which deploy resources that are behind an installation’s fence line and provide an islanding capability …

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  • New Climate Policies Needn’t Disrupt DOD’s Reliance on Renewables, Conger Says

    New Climate Policies Needn’t Disrupt DOD’s Reliance on Renewables, Conger Says0

    President Trump’s steps so far to back away from existing policies intended to address climate change have not upended the military services’ push to increasingly rely on renewable energy sources to power their installations. But the department’s former installations and energy chief says even if the new administration revisits DOD’s policies on sustainability, it should be careful not to limit efforts that can be justified for reasons beyond their environmental benefits. There is a clear business case for the military to develop new generation capacity on base using solar, wind or other renewable resources as they are generally financed by developers or utilities and can cut an installation’s electricity bill, John Conger, who led the Pentagon’s installations office from 2012 to 2015, told Defense Communities 360 …

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  • Utility Completes Second Array at a Georgia Military Base

    Utility Completes Second Array at a Georgia Military Base0

    Leaders from the Navy, Georgia Power and the Georgia Public Service Commission on Monday celebrated the opening of a $75 million, 30-megawatt solar array at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. Now operational, this 254-acre solar farm contains approximately 133,000 solar photovoltaic panels and is delivering energy to the installation and the surrounding community at

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