Distributed Energy Generation

Diversification of energy resources is important and will be achieved through a combination of effective procurement actions for energy supply and embracing technologies that expand the types of energy sources on each installation. Distributed energy generation is included in this mix of resources and will be evaluated by the Army for on-site electricity and heat generation.

Distributed generation includes microturbines, fuel cells, combined heat and power, and renewable technologies. These technologies are selectively applied when determined to be life-cycle cost effective or to provide flexibility and security to mitigate unacceptable risk to critical facilities or for force protection. The Army is actively engaged in the demonstration of distributed generation technologies through programs undertaken by ERDC/CERL and closely follows the distributed energy program External Link: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army of this Web site or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation sites, the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD Web site. of the U.S Department of Energy.