Energy

Energy Directorate

AFCEC has engineers, energy experts and support staff who provide expertise to installations and major commands. They identify, evaluate and help implement technologies and funding strategies to reduce Air Force energy consumption and costs to meet federal energy goals.      

Performance Measurement

Energy MeterAFCEC assists with the development of energy conservation policy and guidance, manages the facility metering initiative, manages inputs to the Air Force Energy Reporting System and produces the Annual Energy Management Report, which is reported to Congress. AFCEC also oversees the Resource Efficiency Manager Program as well as compliance with Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 Section 432 requirements.

Program Development

Renovation with energy savings AFCEC provides centralized planning, programming and oversight of direct and third-party investments to implement the Facility Energy Capital Investment Plan. As part of this support, AFCEC validates the scope and savings of projects and prioritizes them, and also requests and tracks transfer of funds to carry out capital investment plans, including Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization and Energy Conservation Investment Program dollars. Visit the Program Development page for more information and the Energy Savings Performance Contracts page for information about third-party financing.

Rates & Renewables

Rates and RenewablesAFCEC supports major commands and installations with the development and execution of renewable energy projects and management of utility procurement contracts. We assist installations with the purchase of renewable energy and renewable energy certificates and provide a Utility Rates Management Team, made up of engineers and attorneys, who negotiate on behalf of the Air Force to help installations procure utility service at a fair and reasonable price. The URMT also analyzes bases' utility bills to find savings opportunities and represents installations before state utility regulatory bodies. For more information visit the  Air Force Renewable Energy page.

Utilities Privatization

Utilities PrivatizationAFCEC manages the Utilities Privatization program, as directed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, which involves the conveyance, with a bill of sale in perpetuity, of a utility system (electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater) to a municipal, private, regional, district, or cooperative utility company; and a utility services contract for operations, maintenance, and recapitalization for a period not to exceed 50 years. The UP program allows Air Force active, Guard, and Reserve installation commanders to focus their operations and maintenance activities on core defense missions. For more information visit the Air Force Utilities Privatization page.