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Recovery Act Project Stories

Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvested Act, these Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) projects exemplify the range of technical assistance provided to Federal agencies.

Photo of a landfill with a wooded area standing in the background.

A landfill gas assessment at Piney Green Landfill was conducted as part of the PACOM project.

U.S. Pacific Command

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) is collaborated with FEMP and six DOE national laboratories to solve some of USPACOM's most pressing energy needs. The USPACOM energy goal was to develop an integrated, expanded approach for all Oahu, Hawaii, military installations. The Oahu work developed a template to be applied next in Guam, Alaska, Japan, and Korea. This work advanced USPACOM's energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy manager training, and micro grid assessments. Under FEMP funding, the following six DOE national laboratories carried out energy tasks across military services in Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, and Japan:

U.S. Army Fort Bliss

U.S. Army Fort Bliss was selected by the Army as a pioneer in the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and as a model for Army installations. FEMP supported this effort and implemented Army Energy Security Tiger Team recommendations. The approach was to invest appropriated funds to build renewable power plants for Army energy security. The goal was to generate enough energy to supply the expansion at Fort Bliss; the installation added 10 million square feet to accommodate a population increase from 24,000 to 90,000. Offsetting the expected increase in energy use required 20 MW to 40 MW of renewable generation capacity for 200 GWh/year at an estimated investment of $150 million in 2011.

Photo of a large, white wind turbine standing against a cloudy blue sky.

A wind turbine stands at Frances E. Warren Air Force Base.

U.S. Northern Command

DOD U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) received integrated technical assistance from FEMP. NREL, Sandia, and PNNL each undertook the following technical assistance activities.

Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Tracking Systems

In addition to technical assistance projects, FEMP Recovery Act funding went toward three program projects:

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Content Last Updated: 09/25/2013