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Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office

Headquarters Marine Corps

Expeditionary Energy
Marine LSE
Chief Warrant Officer Todd Coyle, Utilities Officer, 9th Communications Battalion, displays embedded metering components while the DMMS system was connected to and actively monitoring the Marine Corps' newest Advanced Medium Mobile Power Sources (AMMPS) generators at LSE 2014.



Happening Now
  • E2O recently completed an exercise demonstration of a deployable energy metering system during August 2014. At the 1st MEB Large Scale Exercise (LSE) during Integrated Training Exercise 5-14 (ITX 5-14), the USMC Expeditionary Energy Office partnered with the US Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Lab (ERDC-CERL) to demonstrate a new capability to track generator performance and power production in real-time. The prototype system, the Deployable Metering and Monitoring System (DMMS), enabled the MEB's engineers to dramatically improve generator efficiency and performance over the course of the exercise.

  • The solicitation for USMC metering and monitoring solutions on FedBizOpps.gov is now closed. Please direct any questions to E2O at energy@usmc.mil.
Mission
By 2025, we will deploy Marine Expeditionary Forces that can maneuver from the sea and sustain C4I and life support systems in place; the only liquid fuel needed will be for mobility systems which will be more efficient than systems are today.

- USMC Expeditionary Energy Strategy and Implementation Plan, March 2011
E2O News
The Next Energy Revolution Won’t Be in Wind or Solar. It Will Be in Our Brains. Washington Post. January 2015.
Green Missions: Sustainability Makes Military More Efficient, Effective. USA Today Magazine "Year in Defense". December 2014.
Keystone, Schmeystone: US Marines Want More Portable Solar Power To Fight The War Of The Future. CleanTechnica. November 2014.
Marines Go GREENS During Blue Chromite. DVIDS. November 2014.
Navy, Marine Corps Honored with Popular Mechanics' Breakthrough Award for Innovation. Southern Maryland News. October 2014.
Breakthrough Awards Celebrate Innovative New Technologies. NY1 News. October 2014.
A Lighter, Better Pack to Power Our Troops. Popular Mechanics. October 2014.
Energy Conservation, Lifeline for Warfighters. Headquarters Marine Corps. October 2014.
Marines Test New Energy-Harvesting Gear. Headquarters Marine Corps. May 2014.
Naval Base San Diego, Camp Pendleton Host Inaugural SECNAV Energy Training Events. Currents Magazine. May 2014.
Secretary of the Navy: For Military, Alternative Energy is About War, Not Climate Change. Slate. April 2014.
Harvesting Tactical Energy from Knee Braces, Drones. Marine Corps Times. April 2014.
80 Percent of Generator Energy Wasted, Training Experiment Finds. Marine Corps Times. April 2014
The U.S. Military Goes Green. Wall Street Journal. April 2014.
Solar-Powered Wearable Tech Lightens Marines' Loads. Information Week. February 2014.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy-Energy, Installations, Environment visits Pendleton. Pendleton News. February 2014.
The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies. Fast Company. February 2014.