DVIDS – News – Deputy Secretary of the Army visits facility and talks about energy resilience

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Facilities, Environment and Energy) Mr. Jack Surash visited the Fort Stewart-Hunter military airfield June 17-18 to discuss energy resilience initiatives; environmental achievements; and the Fort Stewart Facilities Investment Program.

During their visit, the Fort Stewart team discussed energy, water and sustainability initiatives and their alignment with the Army Installations Strategy (AIS) and Strategic Plan for ‘Army Energy and Water Facility, which emphasizes the resilience, efficiency and affordability of energy and water. The team also provided insight into Fort Stewart’s resilience capabilities to meet the energy needs of critical missions for three to 14 days in the event of a power failure.

“Tours like this are important for them to see first-hand the great strides the Fort Stewart-Hunter military airfield has made towards environmental restoration and energy resilience,” said the Commander of the Air Force. garrison, Colonel Bryan Logan. “We are one of the main facilities of the Ministry of Defense, not only for the management of cultural resources, but also for energy and water efficiency. ”

Surash said he was impressed with Fort Stewart’s energy initiatives to include the 30-megawatt solar project which was the result of collaboration between Fort Stewart, the Office of Energy Initiatives and Georgia Power. The grid-facing energy production project has been operational since January 2017 and produces electricity that supplies the regional electricity grid. It improves resilience by adding distributed generation sources and diversifying the electricity supply chain. GPC financed, owns, operates and maintains the project.

Surash also witnessed a ribbon cutting at a 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team barracks complex, which was refurbished prior to the unit’s redeployment.

“Before the renovation, each soldier who occupied these barracks had 76 square feet of living space,” Logan said. “The military standard is 90 square feet of living space and the newly renovated barracks are now approximately 110 square feet. It is a good living space for our soldiers.

Fort Stewart representatives also briefed Surash on the privatized Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield utility system, energy saving performance contracts, water resilience capabilities to meet water needs critical missions for more than 14 days in the event of water service failure, climate and extreme weather conditions. resilience plans, the status of the Facility’s Energy and Water Plan, cybersecurity assessments, as well as resilience and energy conservation investment program projects.

Date taken: 06/18/2021
Date posted: 06/21/2021 10:23
Story ID: 399325
Site: FORT STEWART, Georgia, United States

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