Energy is critical to the Navy's ability to provide the global presence necessary to ensure stability, deter potential adversaries, and present options in times of crisis - wherever and whenever they might arise. The Navy is implementing energy-saving practices and energy-saving technologies to improve operational effectiveness while increasing energy security and advancing energy independence.
Energy, like personnel, equipment, training and ordnance, is a critical resource that we must manage strategically, operationally, and tactically. Smart energy management will:
- Reduce energy supply chain vulnerabilities by making it more difficult for our adversaries to target us
- Increase our range and endurance
- Ensure that we have sufficient fuel to meet emergent tasking that requires high speed, increased equipment redundancy, or maximum system readiness
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Operational Energy in the Fleet
Operational energy is required for training, moving, and sustaining military forces and weapons platforms for military operations. It includes energy used by ships, aircraft, combat vehicles, and tactical power generators.
Operational Energy Ashore
Our installations play a critical role in enhancing readiness, generating the force structure necessary for mission success, and enabling combat operations. The Navy is hard at work identifying the energy solutions of tomorrow for its ashore installations and facilities.
Energy Conservation Measures
The Navy is pursuing science and technology investments with an eye toward environmental stewardship. Energy conservation measures is a dedicated change in operational procedure or material configuration change undertaken for the specific purpose of increasing platform energy efficiency.