The Mission Criticality of Energy — Enhancing survivability and recovery for installations

Solar panels provide clean and renewable energy for Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., as part of a Corps-wide initiative to decrease reliance on the electric grid. In recognition of October being National Energy Action Month, MCAS Miramar is promoted energy conservation and informed station residents of what they can do to help. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jake McClung/Released)
(Left to Right) Arizona State Senator and Supervisor-elect, Lynne Pancrazi, City of Yuma Mayor, Douglas J. Nicholls, Maj. Gen. commander of Marine Corps Installations Command, John J. Broadmeadow, executive vice president and chief operation officer of Arizona Public Service (APS), Mr. Mark A. Schiavoni, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations West Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma commanding officer, Col. Ricardo Martinez, cut a ceremonial ribbon signifying the opening of the microgrid site during the APS ribbon cutting ceremony, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 at MCAS Yuma, Ariz.The microgrid project is a partnership between APS and MCAS Yuma that will provide 100 percent energy coverage base-wide, mitigate external electrical grid failures, and provide enough backup power to cover the base’s current and projected energy requirements. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joel Soriano/ Released by Capt. Jose Negrete)

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