Ameresco Awarded $91 Million U.S. Marine Microgrid Contract
New England Council member Ameresco recently signed a $91.1 million Energy Savings Performance Contract with the U.S. Marine Corps to build a microgrid at the military installation on Parris Island, South Carolina.
Ameresco will create a microgrid to power the 8,000-acre recruit depot facility through a 3.5 megawatt natural gas-fueled combined heat and power plant. The plant can recover waste heat that can provide heating and cooling to the facilities, thus increasing the energy savings performance of the site. In addition, Ameresco will upgrade the energy and water efficiency of 121 buildings at the site to help reduce the electricity demand of the site by 79 percent and water consumption demand by 27 percent. The overall project is expected to be cost-neutral for the military thanks to the energy savings performance expected from the upgrades.
“Ameresco is proud to support the mission of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island through energy assurance and new infrastructure,” said Nicole Bulgarino, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Federal Solutions at Ameresco.
Construction for the project is scheduled to start in spring of 2017 and be completed by summer of 2019. The New England Council congratulates Ameresco on the contract and thanks the company for its work in providing energy resiliency and security for the U.S. military. Read more in Worcester Business Journal and Yahoo! Finance.