Our resources page provides information to help you solve the complex energy challenges facing the Department of the Air Force today. From developing new energy options that provide secure energy to installations to pursing energy efficiency initiatives, the Air Force is making great strides in cultivating a culture that values energy as a mission critical resource and continues to evolve into a more resilient force to fly, flight, and win.


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Installation Energy Fact Sheets


 Air Force Energy Guidance Memos

Guidance Memo on Decision Processes and Waiver Procedures for Dual Fuel Generators [Diesel (or other liquid fuel)/Natural Gas


Guidance Memo on Decision Processes for Energy Project Development Using Performance Contracts


Guidance Memo on identification and applicability of Energy Resilience and Conservation Program (ERCIP) candidate projects and Post-Award Status Tracking


Guidance Memo on Measurement and Verification (M&V) for Energy Projects and Programs


Additional Air Force Resources

Air Force Civil Engineering Center

Find Air Force specific resources, tools, and information and playbooks on alternative financing.


Air Force Directive 90-17

This Directive establishes the framework for energy management within the Air Force; the Air Force energy management program addresses the use, conservation, and security of energy and water across all Air Force missions.


Department of the Air Force Instruction 90-1701

This publication establishes directive guidance and procedures for installation energy and water management across the Department.


The Department of the Air Force Installation Energy Strategic Plan

The Plan aligns installation energy efforts with mission needs. By placing a greater focus on energy resilience and mission, the strategic plan will create an Enterprise that is ultimately more prepared to deliver energy and water when and where it is needed to protect the nation, its values, and its interests.


Air Force Installation Energy Assurance: An Assessment Framework*

Installations can use this Air Force commissioned RAND report to develop a framework to assess their level of energy assurance. The research reported here was commissioned by Headquarters Air Force A4, and conducted by the Resource Management Program within RAND Project AIR FORCE.


Valuing Air Force Electric Power Resilience: A Framework for Mission-Level Investment Prioritization*

This report describes how the U.S. Air Force currently sets priorities among its investments in power resilience measures, and how it could improve on decision-making processes to ensure that available resources are efficiently and effectively used to increase mission resilience in the face of a wide range of power outage scenarios. The research reported here was commissioned by Headquarters Air Force A4, and conducted by the Resource Management Program within RAND Project AIR FORCE.


Department of Defense Resources

Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy: Sharpening the American Military's Competitive Edge

This unclassified synopsis of the  2018 National Defense Strategy articulates our strategy to compete, deter, and win in the current threat environment.

National Security Strategy of the United States of America

The National Security Strategy explains to the American people, U.S. allies and partners, and federal agencies how the President intends to put his national security vision into practice on behalf of fellow citizens.


Department of Defense Directive 4170.11: Installation Energy Management

This Directive will help raise awareness and prioritize important energy resilience requirements and will assist Components to better align energy requirements with critical DoD missions, encourage integrated and holistic energy solutions beyond typical standby generators, and support continued performance to already existing requirements.


Department of Defense Directive 4180.01: DoD Energy Policy

This Directive establishes policy and guidance and assigns responsibilities for energy planning, use, and management for the DoD.


Other Government Resources

Federal Energy Management Program

Find tools and trainings and search federal laws and requirements pertaining to federal energy and water goals.


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Ms. Nancy J. Balkus
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Environment, Safety, and Infrastructure