Monday, December 3, 2012

Cutting an Annual Energy Bill in Excess of $21 Billion

Virtual storage: A force multiplier for the U.S. military
November 29, 2012 - With an annual energy bill in excess of $21 billion, the U.S. military is the largest consumer of energy in the world. As a result of its massive energy expenditures – and because, in the words of a senior military official, the fragility of the “grid leaves Department of Defense (DoD) vulnerable to service disruptions and places continuity of critical missions at serious and growing risk” — the U.S. military has set ambitious targets to reduce energy use and deploy renewable energy sources. Unfortunately, however, the DoD has fallen short of recent facility energy intensity and renewable energy consumption goals.

Virtual storage can help close this gap, enabling DoD to achieve its goals through increasing renewable generation, at lower cost than conventional energy solutions.

“Saving energy saves lives”

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