Ameresco to Build New Power Plant at Maine Navy Base
Council member Ameresco was hired by the United States Navy to build a new $58 million power plant at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, ME.
Ameresco will construct a 7.5-megawatt plant to supplement the current 14-MW facility at the shipyard. In addition, the project will increase battery energy storage, power distribution, and build a new air compressor in the shipyard. The project is expected to save $175 million over the life of the contract, and will modernize energy usage at one of the only four Navy yards in the country.
“By extending our partnership with PNSY to increase onsite generation, deploy energy storage, and integrate a broad range of generation assets into a fully independent microgrid, we will ensure that the shipyard is able to continue providing high-quality service to Navy’s fleet,” said Nicole Bulgarino, the company’s executive vice president and general manager of federal solutions.
The New England Council commends Ameresco on its work to improve energy efficiency across New England. Read more in Mainebiz.