Net Zero Energy Military Installations: A Guide to Assessment and Planning

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes the strategic importance of energy to its mission, and is working to reduce energy consumption and enhance energy self-sufficiency by drawing on local clean energy sources. A joint initiative formed between DoD and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2008 to address military energy use led to a task force to examine the potential for net zeroenergy military installations, which would produce as much energy on site as they consume in buildings, facilities, and fleet vehicles. This report presents an assessment and planning process to examine military installations for net zero energy potential. Net Zero Energy Installation Assessment (NZEIA) presents a systematic framework to analyze energy projects at installations while balancingother site priorities such as mission, cost, and security.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages55
    StatePublished - 2010

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-7A2-48876


    • Department of Defense (DOD)
    • DOE
    • energy assessment and planning process
    • energy self-sufficiency
    • islanded microgrid operations
    • local clean energy sources
    • military energy use
    • net zero energy installation assessment
    • net zero energy military installations
    • NZEIA
    • reduce energy consumption
    • U.S. Department of Defense
    • U.S. Department of Energy


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