Targeting Net Zero Energy at Fort Carson: Assessment and Recommendations

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The U.S. Army's Fort Carson installation was selected to serve as a prototype for net zero energy assessment and planning. NREL performed the comprehensive assessment to appraise the potential of Fort Carson to achieve net zero energy status through energy efficiency, renewable energy, and electric vehicle integration. This report summarizes the results of the assessment and provides energyrecommendations. This study is part of a larger cross-laboratory effort that also includes an assessment of renewable opportunities at seven other DoD Front Range installations, a microgrid design for Fort Carson critical loads and an assessment of regulatory and market-based barriers to a regional secure smart grid.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages148
StatePublished - 2011

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-51998

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102011-3329


  • Department of Defense
  • EE
  • energy efficiency
  • Fort Carson
  • net zero energy assessment and planning
  • renewable energy (RE)
  • smart grids
  • U.S. Army


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