Shore Energy


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Following the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, Sailors and Marines at U.S. Naval Base Yokosuka reduced energy consumption by 74 percent through simple measures such as securing lights and equipment when not in use, freeing up electricity needed for relief efforts.Navy shore installations play a critical role in promoting readiness, generating the force structure necessary for mission success, and increasingly enabling combat operations. Our operational and tactical forces rely on continuous support from critical assets at our shore installations around the world. Diversifying our energy sources and optimizing our energy use promotes energy security and resilience, enabling us to provide continuous support in the event of grid outages

Our goal to get 50 percent of our energy from alternative sources enables resiliency ashore and ensures our ability to provide presence when and where it matters. By the end 2015, we will have one gigawatt of renewable energy in the procurement pipeline. Many of these renewable energy projects have the potential to make our installations more energy resilient. Think about what you can do to make our institutions more energy efficient and resilient. Energy efficiency can also improve energy security and resiliency.

Here are some resources to get you started.

Tip Sheets

Learn how you can save energy on base – at home, at the office, in industrial space, while in port, or while using Navy vehicles. Print the tips to post on base, or distribute by email, at events, and in common areas.

Fun Facts

EAM Factsheet

Energy Action Month is a Federal Government-wide program that promotes energy awareness and encourages the smart use of energy and water resources. Energy Action Month is designed to increase attention to energy use, and to develop energy efficient behaviors that will continue throughout the year. Find out the benefits and learn energy facts.

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CNIC Infographic

View CNIC’s infographic to visualize progress of shore energy goals.

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Competition Guide

Competitions are a great way to generate excitement and spur energy innovation. Just look at Navy Region EURAFSWA. Bases in EURAFSWA region compete each year to reduce their energy use through simple measures such as making sure lights in offices are off, switching off the computer monitors and speakers during lunch breaks, turning off computers at the end of the work day, and not leaving doors or windows open in air conditioned spaces. Naval Air Station Sigonella took home the top prize in 2016, with a total reduction of 15.6 percent from its 2015 baseline. Interested in running a competition at your installation? Use this toolkit for inspiration.

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Energy Tools Fact Sheets

Need help identifying energy opportunities and investments on base? Commander, Navy Installations Command has developed a suite of decision support tools to assist in identifying, optimizing, and tracking energy opportunities and investments.

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 Renewable Energy Fact Sheets

Seeing more solar panels and wind turbines on base? The Navy’s Renewable Energy Program Office is expanding renewable energy ashore and making good progress towards our energy goals. See what they are up to and get the facts on renewable energy.

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Download and print shore-themed posters for Energy Action Month.

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