NATO ENERGY SECURITY Center of Excellence

The NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence was visited by Japan embassy delegation

On 11th of April the Japan ambassador for Lithuania Mr. OZAKI Tetsu visited the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence. He was welcomed by the Centre’s director Colonel Darius Užkuraitis.

At the start of the meeting COL Darius Užkuraitis introduced the NATO ENSEC COE structure, mission and growing demand for support.

During the meeting Legal adviser Artūras Petkus explained the framework for cooperation with the Centre. Subject Matter Expert Jolanta Zapkuvienė from Doctrine and Concept Development Division presented the concept on the “Operational Energy”, Energy Management Handbook and experiments. The Head of Strategic Analysis Division LTC Darius Aukščionis introduced ongoing studies. Wsewolod Rusow, the Head of the Research and Lessons Learned Division, mentioned that his Division is working on producing ENSEC COE’s publications. LCDR Özgür Dündar, the Subject Mater Expert of Education, Training and Exercise Division presented the executed and upcoming exercises.

At the end of the meeting it was discussed about possible cooperation due to Energy Security issues.

The NATO ENSEC COE was established on 10th of July and accredited on 12th of October, 2012. Currently it operates as a widely recognized international military organization with the aim of providing qualified and appropriate experts advices on questions related to operational energy security.

The mission of the NATO ENSEC COE is to assist Strategic Commands, other NATO bodies, nations, partners, and other civil and military entities by supporting NATO’s capability development process, mission effectiveness, and interoperability in the near, mid and long terms by providing comprehensive and timely subject matter expertise on all aspects of energy security. The mission includes cost effective solutions to support military requirements, energy efficiency in the operational field, and interaction with academia and industry.