Fort Knox set the standard in energy resilience once again last month as the first installation to ever do an eight-hour black start test. That means the installation went completely off the grid and used no external energy provider to power the installation for eight hours.
Andrew Condia, Kentucky Deputy State Director for Senator Mitch McConnell, was on hand for the test. KRDA worked with Senator McConnell, his staff and the entire Kentucky Congressional Delegation to add language to the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that allowed the installation to use its rich natural resources for its energy program. Condia said this capability helps set Fort Knox apart from other installations and they were proud to lend their support and assistance.