Leverage R&D Programs to Demonstrate Innovative and Resilient Solutions at Air Force Installations
Interested parties can leverage several research and development programs to demonstrate innovative ways to increase energy resilience at Air Force Installations. As the Storefront, OEA, through its Open Request For Information (RFI), is an appropriate repository for demonstration ideas such as energy storage, demand management software, etc., for the Air Force. Below is a list of some of the available research and development programs.
OEA can assist in identifying locations to host proposed innovative activities and to provide the appropriate endorsements. OEA is open to participating in any viable partnership opportunity and will continue to identify candidates through its webpage, engagements and/or RFI. Note that OEA does not intend to contribute funding or to directly influence decision-making for any research and development programs.
Partnerships are key to OEA’s project research and development strategy, enabling the office to leverage unique resources and capabilities to achieve energy resilient installations that ensure mission success.
Partnerships and solutions may involve using distributed generation, utility-scale generation (>10MW), microgrid and emerging technologies to help with:
These partnerships not only help power the Air Force mission, but could also provide:
Complete the Industry Project Interest Form to identify innovative solutions to local and installation energy challenges. Specific project opportunities will be released on SAM.gov.
Complete the Community Project Interest Form to identify and pursue mutually beneficial energy assurance projects. The Air Force Community Partnership Program has developed a portfolio of community to installation partnerships, several of which are energy related.
Access the OEA Energy Storefront Platform (CAC-enabled) to submit an energy requirement. View some of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's successful examples of Air Force energy projects.
Project Interest Forms: