The U.S. Department of the Navy (DON) and the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on energy resilience, which not only creates a framework for both the parties but also helps identify opportunities supporting the common energy goals of the DON, its servicing electric companies and nearby communities.
“The signing of this MOU will allow the industry to play a vital role in maintaining and enhancing America’s energy security by laying the foundation to enhance joint energy resilience planning,” said EEI President and CEO, Tom Kuhn.
The MOU will enable relationships between America’s investor-owned electric companies and DON to identify best practices backing the energy grid, local communities and national security interests.
“The ability of the DON’s installations to plan, prepare, adapt and recover from a range of natural or manmade threats is essential to mission readiness,” said Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, and Environment), Meredith Berger. “Energy security is critical to mission success, and working with organizations that share our goals is critical to our efforts.”