Department of Defense is the biggest consumer of energy in the federal
government. Now, a new alliance between
Boeing and Siemens is aiming to increase efficiency and cut operational costs
in this particular sector to improve security as well as energy access.
Boeing, an American multinational aerospace and defense corporation, has teamed
up with electronics corporation Siemens to help the U.S. Department of Defense
manage its energy consumption through smart grid
technologies. The microgrid management solution that the team has
come up with will use smart energy controls to provide real-time data to manage
energy use, integrate renewable energy sources and storage, and implement
economical energy-efficiency tools that analyze, control and automate energy
"This collaboration will make a real difference in how the DOD uses
energy," said Tim Noonan, vice president of Boeing Energy. "For
years, Boeing has developed secure, networked systems vital to the nation's
defense, and bringing this capability to the development of energy security and
efficiency is vital for the military's future. Boeing and Siemens' combined
approach will help provide energy independence and critical infrastructure
protection to ensure mission success for the U.S. military, at home and
Boeing and Siemens plan to make energy efficiency a reality for the Department
of Defense by providing network and smart grid integration, end-to-end
construction and engineering, cyber security,
climate monitoring, next-generation alternative
energy integration, and energy management and storage.
"Siemens is the only company worldwide that provides its customers with
energy-efficient technologies that enable 'smart' production, transmission and
consumption," said Judy Marks, head of Siemens U.S. Federal Business.
"The Siemens and Boeing team has a vision for the United States' energy
future, and we're committed to helping the DOD achieve unprecedented levels of
power reliability, quality, efficiency and energy independence."
It is currently unclear when Boeing and Siemens will begin implementing these
smart grid technologies.