Installation Energy

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy (ODASD(E)) oversees the Department of Defense (DoD) programs related to installation energy, water use management and the cybersecurity of facility related control systems. The ODASD (IE) is responsible for issuing policy and guidance, coordinating the Defense Department’s Installation Energy Strategy, engaging with DoD Components, and coordinating all congressional reports related to ODASD(IE) programs.

DoD's Installation Energy Strategy

The DoD operates over 560,000 buildings and structures at over 500 military installations in the United States and overseas. The Department’s inventory is diverse, encompassing barracks, commissaries, data centers, office buildings, laboratories, and aircraft maintenance depots. Installation 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 approximately $4 billion a year on energy that powers 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 installation energy strategy is designed to ensure mission assurance for the warfighter, reduce energy costs, and improve the energy resilience of our fixed installations. This includes:
  • Reducing the demand for installation energy and water through conservation and efficiency
  • Expanding the supply distributed (on-site) energy for mission assurance
  • Improving the energy grid and storage resilience of our installations
  • Leveraging advanced technology for energy resource efficiencies and increased security
  • Improving the cybersecurity of mission critical facility related control systems
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 and water costs, stimulate energy technology innovation in the private sector, improve mission assurance through energy resilience of our military bases and ensure the cyber security of facility related control systems.

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