"Energy usage on military bases accounts for some 30 percent of total energy consumption by the U.S. Department of Defense. Consistent with our full portfolio strategy, Southern Company's traditional operating companies are helping military bases in our region achieve energy security through greater fuel diversity."
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In this video, learn how Southern Company’s traditional operating companies are providing energy solutions for military bases throughout the Southeast.
"Energy is critical to every global military mission," says Military Strategy and Relationship Manager Rebecca Gray. "Our energy solutions are crucial to military readiness. By adding cost-effective renewable energy we provide for fuel diversity, increased operational capacity and regional resiliency. The operating companies do all the heavy lifting. I just work with the Pentagon to identify opportunities. Folks like William Houser at Georgia Power and Kamisha Quates in retail generation see these projects to fruition.
"The U.S. military has some very aggressive energy goals," adds Gray. "The Navy, for example, must secure 50 percent of its energy from renewable resources by 2020."
Georgia Power has partnered with the Army, Navy and Marines on five solar projects across the state. In Florida, Gulf Power has announced solar projects at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola and Eglin Air Force base in Fort Walton Beach. Alabama Power is partnering with the Army on solar projects at the Anniston Army Depot and at Fort Rucker, near Enterprise. Mississippi Power is building a 23-acre facility at the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport.