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Secure and reliable access to energy and water is essential to ensuring that the Total Army is ready to deploy, fight, and win across the entire spectrum of conflict. The Army’s Energy and Sustainability programs, to include Installation and Operational Energy, support the Army’s priorities of Readiness, Modernization, Reform, and Alliances and Partnerships.

Army Installations, where our Soldiers live, train, and deploy from, must have assured access to energy and water to enhance mission readiness. In order to be prepared to conduct operations both today and in the future, the Army is integrating energy and water considerations across the enterprise by focusing on Resilience, Efficiency, and Affordability. The Installation Energy and Water Resilience Policy (Army Directive 2020-03) establishes energy and water resilience requirements for Army installations in support of the 2018 National Defense Strategy and Army Vision. Additional resources, guidance, and tools are shown below.

The Army’s Operational Energy programs are focused on improving resilience by upgrading Soldier equipment and weapon systems and preserving the ability to maneuver longer distances independent of resupply. These programs are helping to advance the Operational Energy Strategy objectives – Enhance Mission Effectiveness, Increase Warfighter Capability, and Reduce Logistics Risk to Mission.

Energy and water resilience enables Army readiness. This video demonstrates how energy resilience provides us with the Power to Win!

Recent Guidance

  • Army Climate Resilience Handbook (Aug 2020): This handbook provides Army installation planners with a clear methodology for using authoritative climate data to inform planning processes. It can also serve as a desktop reference to guide installation climate-informed resilience decisions.
  • Army Climate Assessment Tool (28 Jul 2020): This web-based tool helps planners assess installation exposure to projected climate threats such as coastal and riverine flooding, drought, desertification, wildfire, thawing permafrost, extreme heat, and energy demand.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Policy (15 Apr 2020): The Electric Vehicle Policy authorizes the use of electric vehicle battery charging stations in common-use areas within Army installation and sites to charge privately owned Battery Electric Vehicles (EV) and Plug-in Hybrid EVs.
  • Installation Energy and Water Resilience Policy (Army Directive 2020-03) (31 Mar 2020): This directive establishes energy and water resilience requirements for Army installations in support of the 2018 National Defense Strategy and Army Vision. To reduce mission risk, the Army will prioritize providing resilient energy and water supplies, facilities, and infrastructure that support critical missions. The Army will reduce risk to all other missions when it is life-cycle cost-effective.
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Updated as of September 2020