Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 drilled three 800- to 1,000-foot holes in the area to assist the U.S. Navy Geothermal Program Office in their research of local geothermal energy potential.
The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) Facility Energy and Privatization Directorate (ODUSD(I&E)FE&P) oversees the Department of Defense (DoD) Facility Energy Program and progress towards achieving facility energy goals. The ODUSD(I&E)FE&P) is responsible for issuing facility energy policy and guidance, coordinating the Defense Department’s facility energy strategy, engaging with DoD Components, and coordinating all congressional reports related to facility energy.
The DoD operates over 300,000 buildings at over 500 military installations in the United States and overseas. The Department’s inventory of buildings is diverse, encompassing barracks, commissaries, data centers, office buildings, laboratories, and aircraft maintenance depots. Facility energy consists largely of traditional energy sources used to heat, cool, and provide electrical power to these buildings. It also includes the fuel used by more than 160,000 non-tactical vehicles housed at DoD installations. The Department spends $4 billion a year on the energy to power its fixed installations. Moreover, these bases are largely dependent on a commercial power grid that is vulnerable to disruption from aging infrastructure, weather-related events and direct attack.
DoD’s facility energy strategy is designed to reduce energy costs and improve the energy security of our fixed installations. This includes:
This strategy supports the Department’s strategic goals and the Nation’s energy security goals. Successful implementation of this strategy will improve energy performance at DoD installations and ultimately lower energy costs, reduce the Department’s reliance on fossil fuels, stimulate energy technology innovation in the private sector and improve energy security.
|Policy and Program Guidance
General information concerning the energy management program.
|Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP)
ECIP projects focus on energy and water savings, implementing renewable energy, and converting systems to cleaner energy sources.
|Energy Management Reports
Federal Agencies are required to submit an Energy Management Report annually.
|Renewable Energy Intiatives
In 2002, Congress set aside funding for the Department of Defense to assess the potential renewable energy resources at military installations.
|Energy Manager Program Support
This area provides technical support and resources for all DoD Installations and Facilities Energy Managers.
|Vendor/Service Provider Support
The Department of Defense appreciates your interest in doing business with the federal sector.