Secure Energy Management
The Navy’s platform of choice
The US federal government is the single largest energy consumer in the world. For the last two decades, federal agencies have been subjected to energy-intensity-reduction goals or mandates. Using technology successfully tested and deployed in military environments requiring high levels of security, accuracy and durability, 3eTI has developed energy-management solutions that help federal energy managers meet their demanding budget and efficiency goals.
Navy Smart Grid Program uses 3eTI’s platform
To achieve Navy energy goals and meet federal mandates, the Navy’s shore energy approach is focused on increasing energy efficiency, transforming culture and behavior, and integrating renewable energy and sustainability. Smart grid technologies are a key enabler to the Navy’s shore energy strategy.
Meeting federal requirements
The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 launched aggressive goals to improve energy security and efficiency, increase energy independence, and help lead the nation toward a clean-energy economy. Executive order 13423 laid out energy-reduction mandates, applying energy conservation measures and requiring design improvements with the goal to achieve a 30-percent reduction in energy consumption. In addition, the US budget continues to support the modernization of the electric grid by investing in research, development and demonstration of Smart Grid technologies. This is intended to spur the transition to a smarter, more efficient, secure and reliable electric system.
These mandates provide significant incentive for agencies to implement more robust, secure, reliable and cost-effective networked systems that consume less energy and are protected from disruptions. As new technologies become available, it is critical that appropriate focus on Information Assurance (IA) be maintained to prevent the introduction of new vulnerabilities to infrastructure.