Portman Announces FY 2021 Senate NDAA Includes Energy Resilience Funding for Wright Patterson Air Force Base NASIC Facility

$35 Million Energy Resilience Project Will Help Improve Energy Efficiency at NASIC

June 24, 2020 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the Senate’s FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes $35 million for an Energy Resilience and Conservation Investment Program (ERCIP) project at Wright-Patt. The ERCIP funds projects that improve the energy resilience and energy and water efficiency at DOD installations. This intelligence facility central utility plant project at Wright-Patt will help make the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) more energy efficient. Portman released the following statement: 

“I am pleased that the Senate NDAA includes funding for this ERCIP project, which will help make NASIC more energy efficient. This project will help address deficiencies in the existing cooling system, which have led to increasing equipment downtime and data loss in the last few years. I believe it will make a difference to our Airmen and Air Force Civilians at Wright-Patt.”

NOTE: Last August, Portman met with Air Force leadership who oversee the NASIC. The FY 2020 NDAA conference report included $120.9 million in funding to complete the upgrade at NASIC, and the year prior the NDAA conference report authorized the entire $182 million for that project.