Ramstein Energy Feasibility Study, Phase 1 and 2, Germany for United States Air Force (USAF)
The project consisted of Energy Feasibility Study (FS) on strategic sourcing of utilities for off base personnel local to the Ramstein Air Force Base (AFB). The work included a number of specific tasks such as:
- Analysis of cost savings of reduced material flows/conservation
- Assessment of overall economy of scale of bulk purchasing
- Development of a GIS Platform to support data gathering prior to execution, facilitate in field efforts, and visualize execution results
- Preparation, dissemination, and analysis of local utility market surveys
- Alternatives development, analysis and selection
- Monte Carlo probabilistic cost forecasting techniques used to incorporate uncertainty and risk into the FS alternatives analysis.
- Facilitating the collaboration between Local Energy Providers and USAF
The resulting cost analysis indicated a 70-90% probability of achieving a cost avoidance of $3.9M to $4.9M over 3 years with a 50% participation in the proposed scheme. Utilizing the results of the Ramstein study the USAF turned to the US for execution of a pilot project in deregulated markets such as Texas.