20 Apr '11, 5pm

The Department of Defense Picks Viridity Energy for Demand Response: The Defense Logistics Agency for Energy

The Defense Logistics Agency for Energy (DLAE) has selected Viridity Energy to implement curtailment and efficiency strategies at military and other installations around the country. The Department of Defense is one of the largest consumers of energy in the country and within the federal government. Starting under the Bush Administration, various agencies and divisions in DoD have set ambitious goals for reducing fossil fuels and increasing renewables. Last month, the DoD announced a program to pursue grid storage research with ARPA-E. A flurry of DoD purchasing also often leads to quicker adoption of technologies and lower prices for the private sector. The DoD was the primary consumer of semiconductors and transistors in the 1950s and 1960s. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has a great speech on how critics complained when the Navy switched from wood to coal in the 19th Century ...

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