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U.S. Army installations consume substantial amounts of energy, and the Army is seeking ways to meet federal energy requirements, conserve resources, and save costs. RAND Arroyo Center conducted a study for the Army's Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management to assess how the Army could improve installation collaboration with utility companies to reduce energy consumption and help meet other Army energy goals. This report provides the final study results, including findings about how installations collaborate with utilities, the barriers to such collaboration, and the study team's recommendations about how best to overcome the barriers to improve installation collaboration with utility companies for mutual benefit.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two

    Background About the Army Energy Program and Installation Energy Investment Mechanisms

  • Chapter Three

    How Installations Collaborate with Utility Companies

  • Chapter Four

    Barriers to Collaboration

  • Chapter Five

    Recommendations to Address Barriers

  • Appendix A

    Fort Campbell Case Study

  • Appendix B

    Fort Carson Case Study

  • Appendix C

    Fort Knox Case Study

  • Appendix D

    Fort Lewis Case Study

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