Secure Energy Management
The U.S. federal government is the single largest energy consumer in the world. For the last two decades, federal agencies have been subject to energy intensity reduction goals or mandates. The current goals, originally required as part of the January 2007 Executive Order (EO) 13423 and codified in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), require federal agencies to reduce energy consumption per square foot of their buildings by 3 percent each year, or 30 percent by 2015 compared to 2003 energy intensity levels. In addition, the 2011 U.S. budget specifically supports the modernization of the electric grid, by investing in research, development and demonstration of Smart Grid technologies. This will spur the transition to a smarter, more efficient, secure and reliable electric system.
Using the same 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 the demanding goals set forth for their facilities in regards to both budgets and energy-consumption. 3eTI’s wireless networking solutions have been deployed in over 100 federal buildings, providing analysis, modeling and prediction in every area of a facility – from metering applications to monitoring mechanical systems such as pumps, motors and fans. Most recently, the technology was installed by the U.S. Navy in Washington’s Naval District. The same 3eTI technology being used today by the Department of Defense and federal government to manage energy consumption can be applied on a national level to support the development and deployment of smart-grid technology in the nation’s electric systems.