In support of the Army Installations Strategy and the Army Climate Strategy, Fort Carson, CO, broke ground on a new energy-efficient Flow Battery Pilot program on-post, November 3. The milestone event, attended by ASAIEE and other Army and Industry senior leaders, showcased Lockheed Martin’s Flow Battery technology that will make the installation self-sufficient during emergencies and power outages. Mr. Paul Farnan, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and Environment, was among leadership in attendance to kick off the construction of the one-megawatt battery. “We are worried about the electric grid going down not for hours or days, but for weeks or months. We need to be able to do this for our warfighting mission, to be able to get our troops out the door to wherever they need, and to be able to support the local community,” Farnan said. “The new battery system will provide clean energy and storage for long stretches so Fort Carson won’t need to rely on anything off post.”

FORT CARSON, Colo. — U.S. Army leaders and partners broke ground on the new Flow Battery system for Fort Carson Nov. 3. Participating in the groundbreaking were, from left to right, Dr. Andrew Nelson, Maj. Gen. David M. Hodne, Brenda McCullough, Paul Farnan, Col. Sean M. Brown, Steven Botwinik. Nelson is director of Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Hodne is commanding general of 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson. McCullough is director of Installation Management Command-Readiness. Farnan is principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment). Brown is commander, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Carson. Botwinik is vice president, Advanced Programs Execution and Transition, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
FORT CARSON, Colo. — U.S. Army leaders and partners broke ground on the new Flow Battery system for Fort Carson Nov. 3. Participating in the groundbreaking were, from left to right, Dr. Andrew Nelson, Maj. Gen. David M. Hodne, Brenda McCullough, Paul Farnan, Col. Sean M. Brown, Steven Botwinik. Nelson is director of Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Hodne is commanding general of 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson. McCullough is director of Installation Management Command-Readiness. Farnan is principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment). Brown is commander, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Carson. Botwinik is vice president, Advanced Programs Execution and Transition, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. (Photo Credit: Jordyn McCulley) VIEW ORIGINAL