IDGA’s Future Power Summit October 10-12, 2012 Washington, DC
Managing the Military’s Energy Needs with Tomorrow’s Power Sources Concept Technologies and Platforms
The Defense Department is projected to spend close to $4 billion in its utility bill and $25 billion in fuel costs this year; it is the largest single consumer of energy in the United States. In the face of the austere budget environment and for the sake of national security, the US military is aggressively seeking to reduce it energy consumption and to diversify its power sources. Budget allocations towards renewable energies continue to increase year by year as each branch of the military explores the plethora of available options; spending on renewables is projected to hit $2.3 billion by 2015.
IDGA’s Future Power Summit focuses on the research, development, and application of new and various power sources into installations and vehicle systems. It includes the installation of solar panels, fuel cells, and hybrid generators in military garrisons and forward operating bases. It encompasses the creation, development, adoption of alternative fuel sources such as biofuels and hydrogen fuel cells. READ MORE