Contract Wins: Constellation, FuelCell Energy, GE, Conergy Tioga Energy
Constellation has been awarded a $46.8 million electricity supply contract by the US Defense Logistics Agency. Under the terms of the two-year agreement, Constellation will supply up to 780,600 MWh of electricity to six DC-area Navy facilities including Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Naval Maritime Intelligence Center, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock, the Navy Medical Center Bethesda, the US Naval Observatory Washington and Washington Navy Yard beginning this month.
FuelCell Energy has been selected to provide five 2.8 MW fuel cell power plants for a 14.9 MW installation in Bridgeport, Conn. Electricity company Dominion will oversee the development of the fuel cell park and owns the facility. Connecticut Light and Power Company will buy the electricity generated by the facility under a 15-year fixed-price energy purchase agreement. FuelCell Energy will install the first plant in the summer of 2013, and the remaining plants installed in stages. The fuel cell park will be fully operational by the end of 2013.
GE and Taiwan Power Company have signed a five-year, full service agreement covering 26 GE 1.5-megawatt class wind turbines operating throughout Taiwan. Under the $11.4 million contract, GE will provide a full scope of services including planned and unplanned maintenance, repairs and spare parts. The agreement guarantees fleet availability of greater than 95 percent. The fleet will contribute more than 110 million kWh of electricity to the Taiwan power grid.
Conergy is building a 1 MW solar power plant on six newly built barn roofs in the Uckerland district in Brandenburg, Germany. The more than 4,000 solar modules will produce about 950,000 kWh of solar power per year. SolEnergy developed the project.
Tioga Energy has completed two solar electric systems for municipally owned facilities in Gila County, Ariz. The 390-kW project is expected to generate a lifetime electricity cost savings of nearly $500,000, and offset the production of some 337 tons of CO2 each year. The project includes the Globe Courthouse’s 205 kW solar system, designed to serve as a shade canopy for the facility’s parking lot, which will meet about 39 percent courthouse’s electricity needs. Additionally, a 185 kW solar parking canopy is in place at the Central Heights Complex, home to Gila County operations including the Department of Elections and the Office of Emergency Management. This solar energy system is estimated to meet 84 percent of the facility’s electricity needs. Both systems were constructed by Phoenix-based Kitchell.
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