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Operational Energy in the Fleet


Operational energy is required for training, moving, and sustaining military forces and weapons platforms for military operations. It includes energy used by ships, aircraft, combat vehicles, and tactical power generators.

Smart energy management is critical to the Navy and Marine Corps mission to provide the global presence necessary to ensure stability, deter potential adversaries, and present options in times of crisis.

In conjunction with system commands, type commanders and Navy component commands, USFFC is developing a comprehensive operational energy program designed to sustain an energy culture in the fleet.

Operational energy is a strategic asset that must be effectively managed in an ever transforming environment that includes:

  • Bigger Navy

  • Volatile oil prices

  • Dynamic force employment

  • Advanced weapons that require more power


Operational Energy Ashore
Our installations play a critical role in enhancing readiness, generating the force structure necessary for mission success, and enabling combat operations. The Navy is hard at work identifying the energy solutions of tomorrow for its ashore installations and facilities.

The Navy's shore energy approach as three pillars:

  1. Energy Efficiency: Decreases energy consumption by incorporating efficiency standards into existing systems

  2. Culture and Behavior: Changes our energy culture by linking energy consumption to behavior through awareness and accountability at the individual, command and functional levels

  3. Renewable Energy and Sustainability: Pursuing renewable and alternative energy technology allows us to invest when and where it is viable, allows us to partner and develop needed technologies with other government organizations or industries, and allows us to lead the development of mission-critical technology

Together, these focus areas will increase our nation's energy security, as well as, enable the Navy to comply with federal mandates and organizational goals.

 
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