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Accession Number ADA576923
Title Methodology for Prioritization of Investments to Support the Army Energy Strategy for Installations.
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 57p
Personal Author G. Alsfelder J. V. Farr M. Rodriguez T. Hartong
Abstract Currently the energy infrastructure is extremely vulnerable, not resilient, and susceptible to a host of physical and cyber attacks. In the event of a major attack against the United States, the energy grid would be a vulnerable and important target that might cripple our military capacity to project forces. In addition to the threat that is posed by a fragile energy grid, the military is also under pressure from the senior decision and policy makers to use more renewable energy. Unfortunately, there are insufficient funds for resourcing renewable energy projects focused solely on energy security. This study attempts to use multi objective decision analysis and data envelopment analysis to evaluate value as a function of life cycle costs of different energy security measures and renewable energy for military installations. We used a portfolio approach in an effort to capture both the true costs and to develop technology feasible alternatives. This study will propose methods, processes, and tools for the decision makers to compare the portfolios' value and cost effectiveness. This paper will culminate in a demonstration of the methodology to illustrate its' utility.
Keywords Army facilities
Cost effectiveness
Data envelopment analysis
Efficiency
Electric power
Electric power distribution
Electric power production
Energy consumption
Energy security
Energy supplies
Infrastructure
Investments
Life cycle costs
Multi-objective decision analysis
Netzero energy
Reliability
Renewable energy
Value focused thinking
Vulnerability

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 97I - Electric Power Production
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
Corporate Author Military Academy, West Point, NY. Center for Nation Reconstruction and Capacity Development.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Technical rept. Aug 2011-Jul 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1320
Contract Number N/A

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