In consultation with Member States, the consultation forum is set-up in three working groups with five sub-themes each.
- Working Group 1 will examine the management and behavioural aspects of energy efficiency to ascertain the applicability of data analysis, management systems, awareness, access to financing on the defence sector’s approach to energy efficiency. One of the sub themes will examine protection of critical energy infrastructure to ascertain if there is a desire to explore this theme further from a military point of view.
- Working Group 2 will examine energy efficiency in relation to infrastructure primarily, as energy in buildings and fixed infrastructure constitutes a considerable portion of energy used by the armed forces and in the EU as a whole. The working group will also examine energy in deployed camps on EU territory and on EU led military overseas operational deployments. The working group will also address energy efficiency in other military platforms and systems in order to assess the full remit of military energy use and to ascertain where work in energy efficiency could be conducted.
- Working Group 3 will address the use of renewable sources of energy, production of renewable energy (wind, solar, wave, tidal, biomass, geothermal), use of defence land for generation of renewable energy, energy conversion, energy storage, energy used in transport and renewable energy applicability in military transport.
|Consultation Forum on Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector |
|Theme ||Energy Efficiency ||Renewable Energy |
|Working Group |
|WG 1: Energy Management of Military Facilities, Infrastructure, Systems & Platforms ||WG 2: Energy in Military Infrastructure, Systems & Platforms ||WG 3:Application of Renewable Energy Systems in the Military |
|Sub Theme 1 |
|Energy Data Collection, Analysis & Sharing ||Building Fabric (fixed and temporary Infrastructure) |
|Energy in Military Transportation Platforms & Systems |
|Sub Theme 2 |
|Energy Management Systems ||Building Electrical and Mechanical Systems (fixed and temporary Infrastructure) |
|Renewable Energy Storage |
|Sub Theme 3 |
|Energy Awareness/ Consciousness/ Human Factors Affecting Energy Management ||ICT, Metering & Intelligent Building Energy Management (fixed and temporary Infrastructure) |
|Energy Conversion |
|Sub Theme 4 |
|Financing of Military Energy Projects & Energy Efficient Procurement ||Renovation of Existing Military Buildings/ Role & Impact of the Military as Exemplars in the Public Service |
|Using Defence Lands for RE Generation |
|Sub Theme 5 |
|Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure ||Efficiency of Military Systems & Platforms |
|Renewable Energy in Military Deployments |