Ameresco Announces Two Clean Energy Projects in Pennsylvania
On August 4, 2017, NEC member Ameresco announced the start of construction on one of the country’s largest microgrids in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard, and less than a week later, revealed their partnership with Luzerne County Community College to improve campus energy efficiency.
The Framingham-based renewable energy company will begin working on both projects in the coming months. In Philadelphia’s Navy Yard–a former U.S. Navy complex–Ameresco will design, construct, and maintain the self-contained energy grid which will include a 6-megawatt natural gas-powered power plant. At Luzerne County Community College in northeast Pennsylvania, Ameresco is taking part in a Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA) Project to increase the efficiency of the college’s energy infrastructure. With Ameresco’s help, the college is expected to save more than $500,000 per year and earn over $100,000 in energy rebates. Ameresco will replace and upgrade several outdated units and technologies that will save the college millions of dollars over the 15-year repayment term.
On the Luzerne County Community College partnership, David J. Anderson, Executive Vice President of Ameresco stated, “Ameresco is excited to partner with LCCC to develop and implement a customized GESA solution to address the College’s efficiency requirements and to upgrade its energy infrastructure. Employing a GESA project is financially responsible, it’s budget-neutral, enhances comfort, and prudently supports the College’s energy and sustainability strategy. Once complete, this energy program will significantly reduce the College’s energy demands and costs campus-wide.”
The New England Council congratulates Ameresco on their growth and commitment to clean energy. Read more in MassLive and Business Wire.
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