Energy Directorate

Energy is a directorate of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, a field operating agency of the Air Force Civil Engineer. It consists of engineers, energy experts, contract officers 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.

The Energy Directorate, located at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., is headed by a civilian director, who is assisted by five civilian division chiefs.

Performance Measurement and Analysis Division
The Performance Measurement and Analysis Division 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. The division has oversight of the Resource Efficiency Manager Program, as well as compliance with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 Section 432 requirements.

Program Development Division
The Program Development Division provides centralized planning, programming and oversight of direct and third-party investments to implement the Facility Energy Capital Investment Plan. The division validates the scope and savings of projects and prioritizes them. The division requests and tracks transfer of funds to carry out capital investment plans, including sustainment, restoration and modernization and Energy Conservation Investment Program dollars.

Program Execution Division
The Program Execution Division provides contract execution support for the capital investment program, and legacy SRM programs. The division interfaces directly with procuring contracting officers and administrative contracting officers to define and implement contract acquisition strategies in support of energy program execution. It also supports all pre-award and post-award project management activities associated with contract procurement and administration throughout project completion and close-out.

Rates and Renewables Division
The Rates and Renewables Division supports major commands and installations with the development and execution of renewable energy projects and management of utility procurement contracts. The division helps installations with the purchase of renewable energy and renewable energy certificates. The division includes the Utility Rates Management Team, made up of engineers and attorneys, who negotiate on behalf of the Air Force to help installations buy utility service at a fair and reasonable price. The team also analyzes bases' utility bills to find savings opportunities and represents installations before state utility regulatory bodies.

Utilities Privatization Division
The Utilities Privatization program 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 program allows Air Force active, Guard, and Reserve installation commanders to focus their operations and maintenance activities on core defense missions.

Current as of April 2013