Reducing Shore Energy Costs
Energy bills are the single largest cost for Navy installations, reflecting about 28% of Navy’s shore budget. The Navy must reduce energy costs to free up scarce budget dollars to support training and fleet operations.
Since 2010, the Navy has been engaged in an aggressive and re-energized approach to shore energy management to meet the energy goals established by the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). Working from OPNAVINST 4100.5E, the Navy’s “Shore Energy” Program outlines the Navy’s policy to ensure energy security as a strategic imperative, meet federal mandates and executive orders, and achieve Department of Navy (DoN) Shore Energy goals.
The goal of the Navy Shore Energy Program is to reduce shore energy intensity by 30% (energy consumption per square foot) by 2015 and by 50% in 2020, while providing reliable energy to 100% of Navy Tier I/II Critical Assets. This goal positions the Navy to achieve legal and regulatory compliance related to shore energy, water management, and reduced carbon footprint, in addition to achieving the SECNAV’s energy targets. These targets require the reduction of shore energy consumption by 50% and require production of at least 50% of shore based energy requirements from alternative sources.
Energy Conservation Resources
Check out these resources for more information on how to conserve or even submit your ideas for conserving energy.
U.S. Navy – Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Submit an Energy Idea