|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:53:41 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENERGY: Marine Corps Camp H.M. Smith (HI) to become "energy island"|
Marine base on Oahu to produce own electrical supply By Wyatt Olson Stars and Stripes June 17, 2014MARINE CORPS CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii - If you want an example of how vulnerable a military installation can be to power outages, Ross Roley has a quick and personal one.
In the spring of 2011, as the U.S. military was assisting Japan with the aftermath of the devastating tsunami, power was suddenly lost at Marine Corps Camp H.M. Smith on Oahu. The installation is small but critical as headquarters to U.S. Pacific Command, Special Operations Command Pacific and Marine Forces Pacific.
...The base is in the process of gaining "energy-island" independence, which will make it the first Department of Defense installation with the capacity to fully maintain all critical operations in the event of a power outage - whether it arises from a natural disaster, sabotage or a cyberattack. The base will produce its own electrical supply during such crises from a mix of diesel generators and photovoltaic and solar panels.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.stripes.com/news/marine-base-on-oahu-to-produce-own- electrical-supply-1.288858
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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