NATO ENERGY SECURITY Center of Excellence

NATO ENSEC COE presents a study report - ‘Energy Management in a Military Expeditionary Environment: an assessment of three case studies in operational settings’

This report presents a research project focused on how to improve military energy management on deployed operations. An energy management methodology was developed, which involves establishing organisational management (known in the military as Command and Control [C2]), using technological applications to monitor energy usage, and influencing energy behaviour change. These core elements are referred to as the ‘three pillars of energy management’. The energy management methodology was implemented and partially tested in a series of case studies to assess the utility and practicality of introducing energy management as a specific military responsibility. The intention is to use the results of the energy management case studies to develop a NATO approved handbook on military energy management.

The data and analysis offered in this report are the result of two years of research across three operational camps, over 700 questionnaire responses from military personnel from a range of NATO nations, and a large volume of electricity meter data gathered from each case study location in one minute intervals. Once baselines had been established for each case study, a range of energy management processes were tested, all of which were inspired by the International Standard Organisation (ISO) publication on energy management; ISO 50001:2011.

Report can be downloaded here: https://www.enseccoe.org/data/public/uploads/2019/12/nato_ensec_coe-emmee_project_report-dec2019.pdf

The NATO ENSEC COE would like to thank the following organisations for their invaluable contribution to this research:

  • Canadian DND
  • French MOD
  • German MOD
  • Latvian MOD
  • Lithuanian MOD
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • UK MOD - including contracted defence-industry experts from BAE Systems, Bright HF, and Trimetis.
  • US DoD