Greentech Lead America: The United States Pacific Command
(PACOM) will review technology solutions for the transformative reductions in
operational energy consumption (TROPEC) program.
The TROPEC program focuses on reducing operational energy
consumption at PACOM expeditionary basing by 25 percent in less than three
The program’s key areas include HVAC, structures,
computing, lighting, electronics, and other loads (water heating, pumping,
etc.). Solutions are aimed at reducing energy usage, demonstrate high
performance in a tropical environment, and focus on key energy consuming
activities at an expeditionary base.
“We are pleased to have PACOM continue their
involvement in the CTSI Defense Energy Technology Challenge (DETC) and include
the TROPEC program in this year’s Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, the
addition of the TROPEC challenge will increase the number of quality companies
interacting with officials from the U.S. military,” said Patricia Glaza,
chair of the DETC and principal at Arsenal Venture Partners.
Key solution areas for this year’s DETC challenge
include: biofuels, energy efficiency, smart grid and renewable energy; however,
all clean technology companies are invited to submit into the program for
consideration. A defense/governmental/expert group will review all solutions
and consider them for both the DETC and TROPEC challenges.
Organizations with the top solutions will present to a
panel with officials from PACOM, Army, Navy, Air Force and Army Corp of
Engineers during the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit in August 2012.