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Title: NREL Furthers U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar's Move Toward Net Zero Energy (Fact Sheet)

A 2008 report from the Defense Science Board concluded that critical missions at military bases are facing unacceptable risks from extended power losses. A first step in addressing this concern is to establish military bases that can produce as much energy as they use over the course of a year, a concept known as a "net zero energy installation" (NZEI). The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has helped the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, located north of San Diego, California, as it strives to achieve its NZE goal. In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), NREL partnered with MCAS Miramar to standardize processes and create an NZEI template for widespread replication across the military.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1008199
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-6A42-48937
TRN: US201108%%159
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; AIR; CALIFORNIA; ENERGY MANAGEMENT; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; POWER LOSSES; U.S. MARINE CORPS AIR STATION (MCAS) MIRAMAR; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY; OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY; FEDERAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (FEMP); NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY (NREL); ENERGY CONSUMPTION; CONSERVATION AND EFFICIENCY MEASURES; BALANCE OF ENERGY; RENEWABLE ENERGY; LANDFILL GAS SYSTEM; SOLAR POWER; SOLAR-POWERED STREET LIGHTS; ONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER SYSTEM; MICROGRID; DISTRIBUTED GENERATION SOURCES; ENERGY STORAGE; ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFITS; TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT; SOLAR WATER HEATING; COGENERATION SYSTEMS; MICROTURBINES; FUEL CELLS; COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS; BIODIESEL; National Renewable Energy Laboratory