Navy Installations Clean Up On Energy Awards

NAS Whidbey Island (U.S. Navy photo)
NAS Whidbey Island (U.S. Navy photo)

All of Navy Region Northwest's installations recently received Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Awards.

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Keyport earned the top honor for tenant facilities and the right to fly the Secretary of the Navy Energy Flag for one year. The award comes with $35,000 for further energy or quality-of-life improvements.

"We're very honored to receive this award for our energy and water conservation efforts," said Capt. Francis Spencer, the commanding officer. "It's recognition of the hard work and diligence that every Keyporter applies to reducing our energy and water consumption."

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and Naval Magazine Indian Island received platinum-level awards, including $5,000 each. Naval Base Kitsap, Naval Station Everett and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility got gold awards.

Navy Region Northwest commands received a third of all the cash awards given to shore facilities.

Commands worldwide are evaluated annually on accomplishments in energy efficiency, energy management, new technology, renewable energy, energy training innovation and energy awareness. The award money is from revenue generated by a geothermal renewable energy power plan on a Navy installation in China Lake, California.

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