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Who We Are

The Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI), under the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, serves as the Army’s central program management office for the development, implementation, and oversight of privately financed, large-scale, energy projects focused on enhancing energy resilience on Army installations.

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For additional information about the Army's Office of Energy Initiatives or to recommend a project, please contact us.

Current as of 14 April 2024

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About Us

The Secretary of the Army established the Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI) on October 1, 2014. The office was created to expand on the momentum and early success of the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) which was stood up three years earlier.

The OEI serves as the U.S. Army's central program management office for development, implementation and oversight of privately financed, large-scale energy projects focused on achieving resilience on Army installations.

OEI prioritizes projects for critical infrastructure on installations to ensure energy for mission readiness. Projects aim to modernize energy systems to anticipate and mitigate against increasing physical, natural, and cyber threats.

OEI Project Development Process

The OEI utilizes a streamlined project assessment and validation process based on major risk assessment factors.

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Projects and Opportunities


Secure and reliable access to energy, water, and land resources is vital for the Army to perform its mission and support global operations. Through the OEI, the Army seeks to achieve energy security and resilience on its installations by developing "islandable" projects (projects with the ability to maintain operations when the electric grid goes down). Islandable projects contribute to the Army's ability to provide access to necessary energy and water in the event of a disruption.

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Working with Installations

Working with Installations The OEI actively works with installations to determine the feasibility of large-scale energy resilience projects on or near Army land. The OEI seeks to develop "islandable" projects that include generation, storage and controls to maintain operations if the electric grid goes down. The OEI's dedicated technical, business and acquisition expertise expedites project development timelines to ensure the highest and best value to the Army. For additional information, please contact us.

Working with Industry

Industry is an integral part in assisting the OEI fulfill the Army's commitment to address energy security and resilience challenges on Army installations. The Army's goal to diversify energy sources stands as a unique business opportunity worthy of investors' time, expertise and capital. To request a meeting, please contact us.

Speaker Requests

OEI staff is available to speak at events that support its mission. If you would like to request a speaker for your event, please complete and submit the Speaker Engagement Request form.