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Installation wins Army-level award

Guidon Summary The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood’s Installation Strategic Sustainability Program recently won the Installation Sustainability (Non-Industrial) Award in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards. Fort Leonard Wood is among five installations that have moved forward...

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'Significant Noise': If you live near Parris Island, you might have heard this recently

Wade Livingston, The Beaufort Gazette Summary A Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island construction — and testing — project has been making some noise that residents near the base couldn’t help but hear. Michel Whitaker, an engineer who lives 1.5 miles or so across the water on Cat Island,...

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Gas-fired Power System will Replace Coal at Army Ammunition Plant

Power Engineering Summary BAE Systems will design, build and commission a natural gas-fired steam facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tennessee. The total contact value is $158 million, according to the release. The modernization project will replace an existing coal...

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US Military Microgrids Are Using More Renewables and Batteries

Emma Foehringer Merchant, Greentech Media Summary Energy resilience has long been a priority for the military. The Department of Defense is increasingly turning to clean energy in resilience applications. (Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District) The White House's...

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The U.S. Army’s pivot to energy and water resilience

This article was featured in the Q4 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. A shift in policy increases consideration of microgrid, CHP and diverse energy initiatives as mission-sustaining technologies. Energy and water are fundamental elements to the readiness and resilience of the U.S....

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Fort Knox goes off the grid to test historic backup power system

Katrina Helmer, Summary FORT KNOX, Ky. (WDRB) -- Fort Knox lost all power on purpose Wednesday morning in order to test the post’s multi-million dollar backup power system. There are now six sub stations that can generate enough power for the post to fully operate without any...

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Office of Energy Assurance Issues Open Request for Information, Seeks Innovative Energy Resilience Ideas

Summary The Government is performing market research to determine feasibility of contracting for various energy generation technologies for the purpose of providing resilience and solutions to Air Force Office of Energy Assurance (OEA). OEA serves as the facilitator and integrator of energy...


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Air Force Issues RFI for PPA at JB MDL

Summary The Air Force released a Request for Information (RFI), solicitation number W912DY-18-T-PPA1 , to conduct market research and determine the feasibility of implementing various energy generation technologies to improve resilience at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL) in New...


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Increase in Grid Grants Gives Credit to Microgrid Market

Emily Holbrook, Energy Manager Today Summary The microgrid market has grown exponentially in recent years, with many in the energy sector relying on the theory of a decentralized grid, and many municipalities offering grants for just that. For example, as part of a national grid modernization...

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Commissioning Challenges for a Military Microgrid

Summary We will review the challenges discovered throughout the commissioning process for 15MW, 13kV microgrid Wiley|Wilson designed for a Navy base at Indian Head Maryland. We will share protection and automation techniques that were used, modified, and adjusted for this system. We will also...