A Candidate Army Energy and Water Management Strategy
This work undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center augments on-going energy and water management initiatives within the Army by developing a new candidate Army level strategy that responds to anticipated legislation; reflects current DOD and DA requirements, vision, and values in light of the current world situation; incorporates sound science and management principles; and organizes and focuses efforts into an integrated program.
DOD/EEI Model Agreement
Two documents are available that help streamline the government procurement process, facilitating access to markets for power and a host of energy conservation and value-added services. The first document provides terms and conditions for a sample agreement. The second document provides definitions for the overall Model Agreement, warranties and remedies, financing and payment provisions, and special requirements.
Marketing Assessment for Capturing Water Conservation Opportunities in the Federal Sector
This market assessment evaluates the water conservation opportunities in the Federal sector and answers the key questions necessary for FEMP to make recommendations on whether or not to proceed with strategies to meet water conservation goals in the Federal sector primarily through the development of a technology-specific Super-Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC).
New Technology Demonstration of the Microturbine with Heat Recovery at Fort Drum, New York
The purpose of the project was to demonstrate and evaluate a combined heat- and power-configured microturbine system. The project planned to reduce costs for both electrical energy and electrical demand, reduce environmental emissions, and improve military readiness. The system was designed to supplant a fraction of electrical grid-supplied power and demand while operating in grid-dependent mode. The microturbine was installed in the mechanical room of a 500-soldier barracks and administration complex with full dining facilities. While in grid-independent mode, the system was to be a source of electrical power to operate natural gas-fired boilers in the barracks and handle other minimal loads. The system also provided a portion of the domestic hot water for the barracks and kitchen.
An Overview of Stationary Fuel Cell Technology
Technology developments occurring in the past five years have resulted in the initial commercialization of phosphoric acid (PA) fuel cells. Ongoing research and development promises further improvement in PA fuel cell technology as well as the development of proton exchange membrane (PEM), molten carbonate (MC), and solid oxide (SO) fuel cell technologies. In the long run, this collection of fuel cell options will be able to serve a wide range of electric power and cogeneration applications.
Update: High Temperature Fuel Cells for Stationary Power
Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs) will be providing power for stationary applications-from households to large buildings to utility installations-in the near future. Some manufacturers are shipping product this year, and others will have commercial offerings over the next two years. No fuel cell is yet price-competitive with other currently available distributed generation technologies, but the promise of ultralow emissions and high efficiency in small, modular power units keeps research, development, and commercialization money coming in. This new E Source report has identified the manufacturers most likely to have commercial products first as well as those demonstrating some innovative approaches that could ultimately win the race.