The Great Green Fleet
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We are transforming the Department of the Navy's energy use to make us better warfighters, deploying next-generation capabilities that boost combat effectiveness, maximize strategic options, and better protect our Sailors and Marines. The deployment of the Great Green Fleet in 2016 is using energy efficient systems and alternative energy in an operational environment, highlighting them as key enablers of combat capability.
Great Green Fleet Themes
For the Navy and Marine Corps, energy efficiency provides:
Combat Advantage- Using energy efficiently enables us to go farther, stay longer and deliver more firepower.
Strategic Advantage- Using alternative fuels creates flexibility and brings us closer to energy independence.
Force Protection Advantage- Using energy efficiently takes fuel convoys off the road and reduces the amount of time our ships are tied to oilers, reducing vulnerabilities to Sailors and Marines.
Great Green Fleet Participation
Participating Ship- A vessel with three or more Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) in use, to include energy saving technologies and/or Operational Procedures (OPs); or one that uses alternative fuel, including nuclear power.
Participating Squadron- An aviation squadron that uses two or more ECMs, including OPs; or one that uses alternative fuel.
Participating Expeditionary Combat Unit- A unit that uses one or more ECMs, including OPs; or one that uses alternative fuel.
Participating Shore Facility- A facility that uses OPs, energy saving technologies, and/or distributed generation technologies, such as energy storage and renewable energy systems, to optimize energy use and enhance energy security and resiliency.
Great Green Fleet Centerpiece
The centerpiece of the Great Green Fleet is the John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG) using energy conservation technologies, operating procedures, and/or alternative energy in the course of its normal operations.
JCSSG Mission Statement We protect American interests on the waters of the world.
The John C. Stennis Strike Groupsynchronizes the capabilities of multiple ships and squadrons to provide coordinated forward presence around the globe. Our forces, up to 10 ships and 70 aircraft, are mission flexible and ready to engage.
From sustained air operations to maritime interdiction,we project American power.