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) 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:
- Identifying specific projects at specific installations that are cost effective and would have the greatest impact in terms of reducing energy consumption and demand
- Providing each Army installation with sufficient data on each project to permit implementation either through energy-savings performance contracts (ESPC), utility financing (UESC), or other funding methods (e.g., DD Form 1391 program input for MILCON, operations and maintenance [OMA] funding, state or local financing, etc.)
- Identifying cases where HVAC retuning and automated diagnostics may cost effectively contribute to energy efficiency.
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.