(a) Energy Resilience Measures.—
The Secretary of Defense shall issue standards establishing levels of availability relative to specific critical missions, with such standards providing a range of not less than 99.9 percent availability per fiscal year and not more than 99.9999 percent availability per fiscal year, depending on the criticality of the mission.
The Secretary may establish interim goals to take effect prior to fiscal year 2025 to ensure the requirements under this subsection are met.
(2) Planning under paragraph (1) shall—
favor the use of full-time, installed energy sources rather than emergency generation.
(c) Development of Information.—The planning required by subsection (b) shall identify each of the following for each installation:
The duration that those energy requirements are likely to be needed in the event of a disruption or emergency.
The duration that the currently provided energy would likely be available in the event of a disruption or emergency.
(d) Testing and Measuring.—
The Secretary of Defense shall require the Secretary of each military department and head of each Defense Agency to conduct monitoring, measuring, and testing to provide the data necessary to comply with this section.
A black start exercise conducted under subparagraph (A) may exclude, if technically feasible, housing areas, commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation facilities.
(C) The Secretary of Defense shall—
provide uniform policy for the military departments and the Defense Agencies with respect to conducting black start exercises; and
establish a schedule of black start exercises for the military departments and the Defense Agencies, with each military department and Defense Agency scheduled to conduct such an exercise on a number of installations each year sufficient to allow that military department or Defense Agency to meet the goals of this section, but in any event not fewer than five installations each year for each military department through fiscal year 2027.
Except as provided in clause (ii), the Secretary of each military department shall, notwithstanding any other provision of law, conduct black start exercises in accordance with the schedule provided for in subparagraph (C)(ii), with any such exercise not to last longer than five days.
The Secretary of a military department may conduct more black start exercises than those identified in the schedule provided for in subparagraph (C)(ii).
(e) Contract Requirements.—For contracts for energy and utility services, the Secretary of Defense shall—
specify methods and processes to measure, manage, and verify compliance with subsection (a); and
ensure that such contracts include requirements appropriate to ensure energy resilience and energy security, including requirements for metering to measure, manage, and verify energy consumption, availability, and reliability consistent with this section and the energy resilience metrics and standards under section 2911(b) of this title.
(g) Report.—If by the end of fiscal year 2029, the Secretary determines that the Department will be unable to meet the requirements under subsection (a), not later than 90 days after the end of such fiscal year, the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report detailing—
(h) Definitions.—In this section:
(2) The term “black start exercise” means an exercise in which delivery of energy provided from off an installation is terminated before backup generation assets on the installation are turned on. Such an exercise shall—
(3) The term “critical mission”—
means those aspects of the missions of an installation, including mission essential operations, that are critical to successful performance of the strategic national defense mission;
may include operational headquarters facilities, airfields and supporting infrastructure, harbor facilities supporting naval vessels, munitions production and storage facilities, missile fields, radars, satellite control facilities, cyber operations facilities, space launch facilities, operational communications facilities, and biological defense facilities; and
The term “energy” means electricity, natural gas, steam, chilled water, and heated water.