EETD Awarded Two New Emerging Energy Technologies Demonstration Projects at Department of Defense Facilities

December 2nd 2011
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The Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) recently announced the funding of 27 projects to demonstrate emerging energy technologies on military installations through its Installation Energy Test Bed initiative.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) and partner organizations were awarded two of these projects:

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Optimizing Operational Efficiency: Integrating Energy Information Systems and Model-Based Diagnostics

Partner: EnergyICT

Demonstration Site: Washington Navy Yard, DC

Description: This project will demonstrate how to enhance current generation Energy Information Systems (EIS) by incorporating fault detection, diagnostic capabilities, and optimization methods. These enhancements will be based on Bayesian statistical methods that use calibrated physics-based models to generate outputs that prioritize equipment repairs, identify malfunctioning controls, and suggest improvements to building operation.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Optimal Scheduling of Air Force Demonstration Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Partners: Bosch Software Innovations; Akuacom

Demonstration Site: Los Angeles AFB, CA

Description: This project will develop and apply a plug-in electric vehicle fleet management and optimization tool and implement the hardware needed for a DoD installation to conduct the complex task of managing an electrified fleet of non-tactical vehicles. The demonstration will enable DoD fleet managers to schedule charging and discharging of electric vehicles to take optimal economic advantage of demand response and ancillary services markets, while ensuring the vehicles operate in conjunction with other base electrical loads and generation resources to maintain energy security and a minimal carbon footprint at the installation.