R 061830Z OCT 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/MCICOM CMC L LF WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/2020 ENERGY AWARENESS MONTH//
REF/A/DOC/MCICOM PL 9-19/15OCT2019//
REF/B/DOC/DODI 4170.11/31 AUG 2018//
POC/SCOTT HOULDSWORTH/CIV/MCICOM GF-PW/EMAIL: SCOTT.HOULDSWORTH@USMC.MIL/TEL: 571-256-2818//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Every October, in recognition of Energy Awareness Month, I take the opportunity to promote installation energy security and acknowledge the important role energy plays as a mission enabler. Through robust energy planning, smart investments, and the dedication of energy managers and public works departments, Marine Corps Energy is modernizing infrastructure and reducing utility and maintenance costs to enhance installation energy security. The observance theme for 2020 is: “Power the Mission.”
2. In 2020, installations began working on Installation Energy Security Plans (IESP). These holistic energy planning documents assess installation utilities and energy management programs, current capabilities, and critical requirements. While fulfilling Department of Defense and Congressional mandates, Marine Corps IESPs will go far beyond previously developed energy conservation plans, changing the way we think about installation energy as a program.
3. Marine Corps Energy continues to focus on preparedness and planning as the list of potential threats to installation resilience grows. MCICOM Installation Commanders, Marines, and civilians are encouraged to review plans to ensure critical energy requirements, mission down-time tolerances, and restoration priorities are included in emergency response and Continuity of Operations Plans. This type of collaborative planning will ensure we are able to power the mission during a prolonged power outage.
4. Throughout October, Commanders are encouraged to review installation energy initiatives, plan for or conduct an exercise, hold virtual educational programs, and promote energy resilience, reliability, and efficiency within their commands and across their local communities.
5. Everyday actions taken by Marines to conserve energy can reduce our operating costs and the energy investments required to sustain critical loads, expanding the reach of limited resources for what matters most. Everyone has a part to play in increasing USMC lethality. Sustaining critical operations during a prolonged power outage should be a top priority for installation commanders, not only during Energy Awareness Month, but every month of the year.
6. Release authorized by MajGen E.D. Banta, Assistant Deputy Commandant Installations and Logistics (Facilities).//