NSPA participates in ‘Energy Solutions’ conference and exhibition

25 November 2014

NATO Support Agency was present at the Conference and Exhibition “Innovative Energy Solutions for Military Applications” (IESMA 2014), held in Vilnius, Lithuania, 11 to 14 November 2014, where more than 300 participants, 20 speakers and 30 exhibitors attended.

IESMA 2014 is an international conference and exhibition dedicated to energy security and efficiency in military to reduce fuel dependency. IESMA 2014 is organized by the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence and the State Military Scientific Technical Center “DELTA“ of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. Exhibitors demonstrated various technologies, such as deployable solar power units, battery systems, energy management systems and micro-grids.

The conference was attended by high-level officials. In his introductory speech, Ambassador Sorin DUCARU, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, stated that “Some of our Allies have been working on Forward Operating Bases that require much less fuel. Through better insulation, the use of solar power, and many other energy-efficiency measures, these military bases would produce most of the energy they consume.”

IESMA 2014 is supported by NATO‘s Science for Peace and Security Programme and the NATO Support Agency.