Policy & Reporting Documents
COMDT (CG-46) is committed to empowering the Coast Guard with energy management resources while infusing mission criticality and fiscal significance into all decisions and processes. This dedication to resourceful readiness enables an optimal balance between Coast Guard mission effectiveness, sustainment, and economic consequence.
Operational and Fiscal Imperative
Energy is a key strategic resource with significant economic, environmental, and national security consequences. Energy touches everyone and every mission on a daily basis throughout all Coast Guard operational and support communities. Recognizing the valuable role of energy in sustained mission execution, all Coast Guard operators, mission support personnel, and program managers must judiciously oversee this crucial resource through an optimal balance between operational effectiveness and fiscal efficiency to meet mission requirements.
Coast Guard Accountability
To achieve resourceful readiness, energy management influences all lifecycles.
From acquisition-to-decommissioning, affordability, mission capability, and environmental consequence drives Coast Guard asset management.
From recruit-to-commandant, resourceful readiness inspires decision-making across job functions.
Resourceful readiness is incorporated into all support functions to the maximum extent possible.
Resourceful readiness governs contingency and steady-state operations.
Coast Guard Energy Commodities
Depending on market prices, energy commodities can reach nearly 25 percent of the Coast Guard's annual operating budget. Greater efficiency and improved resource management will result in substantial operational cost avoidance. Such cost avoidances remain a crucial and increasing requirement as budgets decrease.
To effectively manage energy, reliable data must be acquired. The Coast Guard approaches all energy management goals and objectives through data-driven strategies that objectively prioritize energy management investments. Sound decision-making, based on precise and accurate data, allows the Coast Guard to maximize limited resource allocation, defend warranted Research and Development (R&D) investments, engage leadership, and inform strategic precedence.
Office of Energy Management (CG-46)
U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7714
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Washington, DC 20593-7714