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Capable Logistician 2015: NATO Smart Energy Post Exercise Workshop - 3 March 2016

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Mar 03, 2016:
The NATO Smart Energy Post Exercise Workshop that took place at NATO HQ (Brussels) on 3 March 2016, 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 practices 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.

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Capable Logistician 2015: Smart Energy - A fully integrated logistics unit

The next milestone on the roadmap towards energy savings in the military was to implement fully functional Smart Energy solutions in the exercise “Capable Logistician 2015” (CL15). 

During CL15, 14 private companies, the Bundeswehr (BAAINWg) and the U.S. Army contributed over 50 pieces of equipment and highly trained personnel to provide Smart Energy production, storage, distribution and consumption, as well as portable and wearable soldier power solutions. The Smart Energy equipment was connected to and interacted with other CL15 logistic units, for example the Military Police, the Bulk Fuel Installation, the medical unit and NATO owned tents installed by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). The aim was to effectively reduce the fuel consumption and the soldier’s battery burden.

Furthermore, the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme supported a workshop with public sector experts from defence agencies and universities to observe interoperability (how equipment will connect within a Smart Energy micro grids, as well as in connection with other logistics units). The experts discuss what they observed, concluded and made recommendations for improving NATO standards to ensure a smooth integration of Smart Energy solutions in land operations.

Videos and news from CL15 have be uploaded on the LibGuide in the "Videos" tab.

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