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  • $32 million energy savings performance contract awarded at Keesler AFB

    Keesler Air Force Base will have access to more resilient, efficient and reliable energy thanks to the award of a nearly $32 million energy savings performance contract supporting over 100 facilities and the airfield apron lighting. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center Energy Directorate partnered with Keesler and the Defense Logistics Agency-Energy to award the contract to Noresco, LLC. It supports nearly three million square feet in facility space, in addition to the external and airfield apron lighting. Nearly $70 million in total cost savings will be provided to Keesler over the 22-year financed term of the contract and reduce annual installation energy usage by nearly 16 percent.
  • Air Force signs MOU to test resilience improving technology

    The United States Air Force signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Viziv Technologies, LLC to collaborate in a partnership to advance surface wave technology. The concept behind this technology is to use a type of electromagnetic wave, called a Zenneck Surface Wave, to carry communications signals or electrical power efficiently over long distances along the Earth’s surface without the need for wires.
  • Air Force, industry meet to discuss rebuilding Tyndall

    Air Force representatives met with more than 450 industry professionals and community leaders Jan. 31 to begin a dialogue and partnership that will eventually lead to the rebuilding of Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, as an “installation of the future.”
  • The Air Force is analyzing operational efficiency – one airframe at a time

    Have you ever wondered if the Air Force is flying as efficiently as possible? Well, you’re not alone…and there’s a task force to find out. The Energy Analysis Task Force (EATF), led by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Air Force Operational Energy, has been systematically visiting Air Force bases around the country to observe actual training and mission flights, and speak with flight crews (to include operators and maintainers) about flight operations, practices, and aircraft requirements that have an impact on aviation fuel efficiency. The goal: to identify optimization best practices (and the challenges to implementing them) across each airframe, and produce a report that recommends which initiatives, processes, and technologies could have the greatest benefit to capability and readiness.
  • Stepping toward energy resilience

    The construction of a new ground-mounted solar array is part of the answer at Hill AFB, as the base works to improve the resilience of the power supplies to itself and reduce its reliance on energy sources outside the fence line.
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