Air Force kicks off Energy Action Month

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  • By Karen Bastian, 75th Civil Engineer Group Energy Management office

HILL AIR FORCE BASE – The Department of the Air Force recognizes Energy Action Month in October to highlight energy's critical role in operations and mission continuity and to encourage smart energy use and management for our installations, ground vehicles and aircraft.

Continuing to build on its three-year theme, “Powering Possibility,” the DAF is highlighting its innovative approach to the development of resilient energy technologies to strengthen the combat capability and readiness of our current and future forces.

The Hill AFB Installation Energy Plan is at the center of improving energy and water resilience by identifying energy resilience gaps across the installation as well as individual mission sets.

The Hill AFB Energy Management Team using this information structure both short-and-long-term projects that improve energy resilience capabilities and ensure reliable utility infrastructure for key missions.

This year, Hill Energy Management reduced energy consumption by approximately 1.5 million kWh. This was a result of multiple efficiency projects, the ISO 50001 program and numerous outreach efforts.

Hill’s efforts over the last year resulted in receiving the Utah 2023 Energy Champion – Public Agency Award for Leadership & Commitment to Energy Conservation by the Utah Chapter of the Association of Utah Energy Engineers.

The time to be resilient is now. The Hill Energy Management Team is pursuing several efforts to improve installation energy resilience and enhance Air Force readiness and encourage all Hill Team members to “Think Energy and Act Efficiently.”

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