Western Power Grid Assessment

Western Power Grid Peak Demand and Energy Reduction Program-Army

The objective of the Western Power Grid Peak Demand and Energy Reduction Program is to assist the Department of Defense (DOD), Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (ODUSD) for Installations and Environment (I&E) 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. and the U.S. Army, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (OACSIM), by supporting selected U.S. Army installations in identifying energy projects to support aggressive energy management programs to reduce energy demand and consumption costs, primarily on the western power grid by:

The installations selected for a comprehensive assessment include: Fort Carson, Fort Drum, Fort Huachuca, Presidio of Monterey, Fort Shafter, Schofield Barracks, Sierra Army Depot, and Parks Reserve Forces Training Area (RFTA). In addition, HVAC retuning and automated diagnostics were undertaken in selected facilities at Fort Carson and Fort Huachuca.

The study indicated that the Army can reduce its energy consumption by 385.7 billion Btu per year and energy costs by $5.9 million per year by implementing the approximately 1,000 cost-effective energy- and cost-reducing projects summarized in this report. This list of energy-saving measures is based on a series of energy assessments performed for eight Army installations across the United States, four of which are served through interconnection to the western electric power grid.

The Final Program Summary Report (.pdf, 889Kb) for this study is available for downloading. The assessment reports for Fort Carson (.pdf, 850Kb), Fort Drum (.pdf, 837Kb), Fort Huachuca (.pdf, 843Kb), Presidio of Monterey (.pdf, 792Kb), Fort Shafter (.pdf, 780Kb), Schofield Barracks (.pdf, 808Kb), Sierra Army Depot (.pdf, 582Kb), and Parks RFTA (.pdf, 828Kb) are also available for downloading. The HVAC retuning and automated diagnostics assessment reports for Fort Carson (.pdf, 1.27Mb) and Fort Huachuca (.pdf, 496Kb) are available for downloading.