AFWERX, the catalyst for fostering innovation within the U.S. Air Force, announced VoltServer was selected as a finalist competing in the AFWERX Challenge to Reimagining Energy for the Department of Defense (DoD). VoltServer is competing in the Energy Transmission and Distribution Challenge alongside a diverse group of teams vying to Reimagine Energy for the DoD.
“The AFWERX Base of the Future Challenge is critical to our mission of increasing collaboration between large businesses and entrepreneurs to accelerate solutions for the Air Force,” stated Mark Rowland of AFWERX. “On behalf of AFWERX and the Department of Defense, we congratulate the teams advancing to the next phase. Their contributions are invaluable and have the potential to create game-changing results across the Air Force enterprise.”
The Energy Transmission and Distribution Challenge strives to identify ways to transport and distribute energy to where it is needed. The DoD consumes large amounts of operational and facility energy to provide a combat-credible force. The DoD is one of the largest single consumers of energy globally, and the Air Force is the largest user of fuel energy in the US Government. The way we generate, transmit, store, and use this enormous amount of energy today is both a paramount combat enabler and a potentially crippling vulnerability.