The Navy Shore Geospatial Energy Module (NSGEM) is an interactive web map and reporting tool that provides the Navy with a standardized, transparent view of authoritative energy consumption data and metrics. NSGEM integrates a variety of data from authoritative sources, including real property, consumption data, NOAA weather data, and others.
Initially created as a tool for visualizing data at an enterprise level, NSGEM evolved into a tool that enabled all levels of the Navy enterprise (region, installation, facility, tenants, etc) to visualize their energy consumption data and metrics. In addition to expanding on data visualization capabilities, NSGEM has added capabilities that enable various methods of reporting, analysis, and collaboration. NV5 Geospatial’s Axim has been supporting NAVFAC since 2007, and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) since 2012.
As the Navy Energy Program’s focus in recent years has shifted to Energy Security (a combination of Reliability, Resiliency, and Efficiency), NSGEM has shifted to match that focus. Most recently, NSGEM has integrated the capabilities of another Navy GIS tool, the Flood Inundation Surge Hazard (FISH) tool. This added capability enables the Navy’s Energy Managers to identify the impacts of Hurricane Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise on an installation’s energy security.
Identification of those impacts enable the Energy Managers to work with installation leadership to develop a plan to mitigate those impacts, thus improving their installation’s energy security. The team of developers, analysts, and database architects who have built NSGEM into what it is today have successfully implemented changes to keep NSGEM aligned with the priorities and focus of the Navy’s Energy Program. Learn more about NSGEM
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