DRDC Power & Energy S&T Option Analysis and Recommendations – A Response to Cross-Cutting Client S&T Requirements


  1. Chan, A.
  2. Amow, G.
  3. Andrukaitis, E.
  4. Labbe, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa Ont (CAN) Corporate Office
This Document Report on an option analysis and ensuing recommendations for the way-forward for DRDC Power and Energy (P&E) S&T activities at the request of ADM(S&T). This request also coincides with the development of the DND/CAF Defence Operational Energy Strategy (DOES), which is a Level 0 (L0) initiative led by ADM(IE) that identifies specific energy-related targets to be achieved by DND/CAF with the aim of achieving greater operational energy efficiencies while maintaining, or improving, existing DND/CAF capabilities. The option analysis and subsequent recommendations are based on an assessment of the current state of P&E S&T activities within DRDC as well as consultations with strategic documents (including the DOES), the Canadian Joint Operational Command (CJOC), and the DRDC Directorates of the Army, Air Force and Navy portfolios. Four scenarios were investigated for the option analysis, which ranged from maintaining the status quo with current resources to having a formal program structure with significantly increased resources. Based on the consultations, option analysis, and the anticipated continuing constraints on budgetary resources, the following recommendations are made: 1) It is recommended that a new Power and Energy Program be identified with its own Intermediate Outcome and Immediate Outcomes (Deliverables), to fulfill Horizon 1 and Horizon 2 client S&T requirements while taking into account the intents of the DOES (Option 3); 2) It is also recommended that
power;energy;operational energy;operational energy efficiency;energy targets;energy security and operations;defence operational energy strategy
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-R068 — Scientific Report
Date of publication
01 May 2015
Number of Pages
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