The Department of Defense Installation Energy Test Bed sought studies and demonstration projects that informed cost-efficient infrastructure investments and/or addressed barriers to the adoption of electric non-tactical vehicles and mission support equipment (forklifts, tugs, flightline power units, etc.).
Proposals for Studies. Proposers were encouraged to partner with subject matter experts from within the government, academia and/or the private sector. The findings and recommendations of these studies were intended to inform installation Master Plans and should have been coordinated with ongoing Master Planning efforts to the degree possible. Studies should have leveraged and cited recent analyses and reports related to this topic. The following aspects of electric NTV fleet management and infrastructure planning were of particular interest:
For the purposes of estimating the level of effort, proposers should have planned to begin work in February- April 2022 and should have been completed by March 2023.
The pre-proposals should have followed the general instructions provided on the ESTCP website with the following modifications to Section 2.2 Pre-Proposal Content:
Proposals for Technology Demonstrations. Demonstration projects should have addressed barriers to the adoption of electric NTV and mission support equipment. ESTCP funding should not have been used to purchase electric vehicles.
Note: Proposals that included demonstration of technologies that would require an Authority to Operate (ATO), if requested to submit a Full Proposal, were asked to obtain a letter of support from the appropriate cybersecurity authorizing official, or their representative, indicating a viable pathway to obtaining approval to perform the demonstration or a full ATO.
The following projects were funded. Project overviews will appear below as they are posted to the website.