The highly successful conference for military and combat engineering, organized by "DefenceLeaders" (former TDNUK), has dedicated since years a part of its event to enhancing sustainability and improving resilience of deployed force infrastructure.
Several speakers, including from NATO Headquarters and NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), will brief about progress made towards a smarter production and use of water and electricity in camps.
This course is offered by the NATO School in Oberammergau, DEU. The aim is to raise awareness of current energy developments and vulnerabilities as part of emerging challenges to security, by developing a common understanding of NATO’s current energy security agenda. Smart Energy is one of the topics on the agenda.
Location: Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area (DPTA) in the Northwest of Poland.
This logistic exercise CL19 aims to assess NATO standards and to test interoperability among nations. One of the 12 Multinational Integrated Logistic Units (MILUs) interacting with each other is Smart Energy (SE) led by NATO HQ.
More information under the tab "Exercises".
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
This annual course seeks to introduce NATO’s policy and strategy of Energy Security and Energy Efficiency, as well as to share best international practices of energy management, to present modern energy efficiency related technologies, and to provide basic knowledge to develop an Energy Management for military applications.
Location: National Harbor, Maryland, U.S.
The bienniel, three-day conference and trade show draws from the entire spectrum of the energy supply chain and provides an exclusive opportunity for Department of Defense employees, contractors, the military services, peers, leaders, and top industry experts to congregate and discuss current trends and initiative in the petroleum, aerospace, alternative fuel and renewable energy fields.
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania.
This two-day conference & exhibition brings together experts from academies, industries, governments and the military with the aim to update on new developments for reducing the fossil fuel consumption in the three services (navy, air force and army).
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
During the Future Forces Forum (FFF) one topic is 'Smart Energy' (energy efficiency in the military). A booth labeled 'Smart Energy' provides information on activities by NATO and nations. The topic will also feature in a plenary panel of the FFF's Logistics Capability Conference.
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Inaugurated in 2017, this annual training course introduces the participants to NATO’s initiatives on energy security and energy efficiency. It facilitates the sharing of best practices and lessons identified, including the use of advanced technologies, for improving the energy efficiency of military forces. At the end of the course, the participants should be able to develop their own energy management for military applications.
Deadline for registration: 28 May 2018
Location: Bonn, Germany
This forum is the second of its kind with the aim to improve the sustainability, efficiency and security of media supply (energy, water) for forward operating camps. It provides a platform for information exchange between governmental authorities, research facilities and the private companies. Though the call is in German, it is open for international experts and a simultaneous ENG/DEU translation is foreseen.
The forum is organised by the Deutsche Wehrtechnik (DWT), Arbeitskreis Mittelstand (AKM) and the German Ministry of Defence (BMVg). The sessions will include an update on NATO's Smart Energy initiative.
2017 - Events & Activities
The list below is a selection of events related Smart Energy, all in one way or another supported by NATO.
Location: NATO School Oberammergau, Germany
This one-week course will facilitate the exchange of ideas on NATO’s challenges, opportunities and the way ahead on energy security, on the role of technology, and on NATO partners’ strategic importance for Alliance’s energy security
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
The Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector (CF SEDSS) is a European Commission funded and EDA managed initiative to engage Ministries of Defence and Armed Forces in addressing energy efficiency and renewable energy issues on defence estates, including military infrastructure and land.
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Organised by the National Defence Industrial Association
This Expo focuses on near term energy technologies that can enhance war-fighter capabilities, reduce the dependence on energy, and minimize the logistics burden associated with energy in the battle-space.
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Organised by the NATO ENSEC COE.
The purpose of this conference & exhibition is to identify opportunities for stimulating the use of innovative energy technologies for the military. The event aims to promote: 1) the technology transfer from the civilian to the military domain; 2) the implementation of mature and innovative energy solutions in the realm; and 3) the increased awareness of energy efficiency.
(This event is co-funded by NATO's Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. SPS ref G5184.)
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark.
Hosted by: University of Copenhagen, Centre for Military Studies
The aim of the conference is to share best practices and sustainable policies for improving the environmental protection and energy efficiency in our armed forces.The one-day event will provide a unique platform for knowledge-sharing, networking and collaboration among national and international stakeholders. A focus will be NATO's Green Defence Framework that is available on the LibGuide/Smart Energy under "NATO documents".
Location: Prague, Czech Rep.
Organised by The Defence Network (TDNUK).
The CE Focus Day "ENERGY DEMANDS IN AUSTERE ENVIRONMENTS" on 1 NOV is chaired by Dr. Susanne Michaelis, NATO. Key note speech by Hon. Katherine Hammack, U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment).
Short to mid-term energy solutions are becoming an increasingly important military expenditure as the workload of military organisations expands in areas such Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Deployability, economic efficiency, and sustainability of forces have recently been highlighted as priorities when contracting, procuring and developing energy solutions for future missions. The focus day will begin with an analysis of these current issues.
See the PowerPoint presentations under "Calendar."
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Organised by the Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre (MLCC), Prague.
The LCWS builds on the success of the exercises "Capable Logistician" that took place in 2013 (CL13 in Slovakia) and 2015 (CL15 in Hungary). The exercises were used by nations to test interoperability and assess NATO standards that are important to ensure smooth logistical support. Smart Energy was a major feature in CL15 where microgrids, solar panels, insulated tents, LED lights, heat exchanger, water purification, wearable soldier power and much more were showcased. More information on CL15 see http://natolibguides.info/smartenergy/exercises
Location: Schloss Diedersdorf near Berlin, Germany
Organised by Arbeitskreis Mittelstand of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wehrtechnik e.V. (DWT) in cooperation with the MoD Germany (Abteilung Infrastruktur, Umweltschutz und Dienstleistungen im BMVg), as well as the SGW mbH.
Location: U.S. Army Clay Kaserne, Wiesbaden, Germany.
Organised by Klimaschutz- und Energieagentur Baden-Württemberg GmbH (Karlsruhe, Germany) with support by the U.S. Army (Installations, Energy & Environment).
This training course is designed for military decision makers, master planners and facility energy, water and solid waste managers of NATO Member and Partner countries. The training course will include sessions conducted by international experts in the areas of energy, water and solid waste planning in application to military garrisons and non-military communities complemented by relevant technical tours, technical exhibits, and moderated formal and informal discussions.
(This event is co-funded by NATO's Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. SPS ref G5093.)
Location: NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium.
Organised by NATO/Emerging Security Challenges Division.
The NATO Smart Energy Post Exercise Workshop brought together over 100 experts from inside and outside NATO. The aim was to provide an opportunity for Smart Energy Players of the exercise "Capable Logistician 2015", as well as other interested experts, companies and NGOs, to update each other and promote energy efficiency among NATO experts. The next steps towards micro grid standards, Smart Energy in future exercises and a NATO Smart Defence project on energy efficiency were discussed. Participants in the workshop included Allied Command Transformation (ACT), Allied Command Operations (ACO), NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (ENSEC COE) and many more NATO stakeholders.
Location: Bakony Combat Training Center (BCTC) (about 100km South West of Budapest), Hungary.
Smart Energy was successfully implemented as a fully integrated logistics unit in CL15. More information can be found on this Smart Energy LibGuide under the button "Exercises".
(This event was co-funded by NATO's Science for Peace and Secrity (SPS) Programme. SPS ref G5018.)
Location: Sonderborg, Denmark.
More than 60 experts from nine countries participated in NATO's advanced research workshop focused on Triple Net ZERO.
(This event was co-funded by NATO's Science for Peace and Secrity (SPS) Programme. SPS ref G4778.)
Location: Washington, D.C., U.S. Clean Technology is a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector conference addressing advancements in traditional technologies, emerging technologies and clean business practices applied towards a more sustainable future.
Location: Washington, D.C., U.S.
The EE Global selects high caliber industry professionals, academics, and policy makers to exchange the latest technology and develop policies and strategies for global implementation of energy efficiency.
Oct 20-23, 2014: Land Open Systems Architecture Demonstration (LOSA)
Location: Chepstow, Wales, UK.
Organized by the Ministry of Defence, UK.
Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.
The Summit's focus will centre on the initiative of building the foundation for a new Defence Energy Centre of Excellence, and how to accelerate clean energy and infrastructure solutions for the DoD.
Nov 5, 2013: U.S. Army Base Camp Resource and Energy Efficiency Day
Location: Base Camp Integration Laboratory (BCIL), Fort Devens, USA. Hosted by: Project Executive Office Combat Support and Combat Service, Department of the Army G4.