Soldiers at forward operating bases at the height of Operation Enduring Freedom, the BEU can be used to establish a baseline when applied to the problem of quantifying the U.
The BEU accounts for the support that a battalion-size element needs to accomplish its mission, to include living and working areas, force protection infrastructure, life support and recreational facilities, and special mission support facilities.
The most significant advantage to the BEU is that it is measurable.
While the BEU has many advantages over the TEU, it is not a perfect unit of measurement.
Another limitation of the BEU is that after 12 years of war, not all deployed battalion-size elements have the exact amount of resources needed to survive and conduct operations.
While there is not a perfect metric to determine retrograde progress in Afghanistan, the BEU accurately and appropriately captures the scope of the problem.
7/mwh current estimate for 2013 versus $45/mwh original projection in 2007) and the fossil-fueled single project exposure, BEU is focused on diversifying its power supply.
BEU management's goal is to diversify their power supply and maintain up to 10%-15% market based purchases as wholesale electricity prices are projected to remain depressed for the medium term.
Operating expenses will be rising due to the inclusion of a full year of PSEC power costs, although BEU maintains a purchased power adjustment factor to capture the higher purchased power costs.
For fiscal year end 2012, BEU is estimating unrestricted fund balance, which includes the rate stabilization fund, of $11.