Holloman AFB and El Paso Electric Teaming on Solar

Carl Weinschenk

Holloman Air Force Base and El Paso Electric are teaming on a 5 MW solar facility, according to The Albuquerque Journal. The cost of the project – which consists of field solar panels and associated equipment — is estimated to be $13 million, with groundbreaking set for next month. The new facility will be ready   …Continue Reading

Georgia Marine Base Will Be Net Zero

Carl Weinschenk

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has awarded a 23-year, $170 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to Exelon subsidiary Constellation for work at the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, GA. The base will become net-zero, meaning that the amount of energy used will be the same or less than what is generated on   …Continue Reading

CCI Group Awarded Contract for Anniston Army Depot

Carl Weinschenk

The CCI Group has been awarded a Utility Energy Savings Contract (UESC) for the construction, upgrade and modernization of the Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, AL. The contract is part of the Army’s effort to save $1 billion energy on energy. CCI will help the Alabama Power Company – which selected the firm – replace and repair   …Continue Reading

Honeywell, OG&E Upgrading Tinker Air Force Base Assembly Plant

Carl Weinschenk

Honeywell and Oklahoma Gas & Electric have agreed to work together on a $19.1 million facility modernization project for the assembly plant at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, OK. The effort is in line with the Air Force’s goal of reducing energy consumption by 25 percent by 2025. The project is being led   …Continue Reading

Vendors, Air Force Researching Remote Power

Carl Weinschenk

Ideal Power, EnerDel, the University of Dayton Research Institute and the United States Air Force Research Laboratory are researching ways to reduce the amount of diesel fuel used by forward operating bases (FOBs). Ideal is a developer of power conversion systems, which are being used in the project. It is being paired with lithium-ion battery manufacturer   …Continue Reading

The Next Generation: How Microgrids Are Changing the Business Landscape

Ken Silverstein

College campuses are the epitome of free thinking and where innovation often gets its roots. Burning greener fuel and improving energy management are two sprouting concepts there — ideas that are being facilitated by micro-grids.

ESG, Alabama Power Upgrading Maxwell AF Base

Carl Weinschenk

Energy Systems Group (ESG) and Alabama Power are working to improve energy efficiency at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL. The companies are working on five energy conservation steps, according to Alabama Newscenter. The project elements include lighting control upgrades and retrofits in 18 buildings, heat recovery chillers in 20 buildings, mechanical retrofits, control   …Continue Reading

The Military Understands Energy Efficiency

Carl Weinschenk

The Army has invested more than $1 billion in energy investments during the past five years. A close look shows why the armed forces see the value in generating efficiencies.

The Air Force Sets Energy Efficiency as a Priority

Carl Weinschenk

The Air Force’s approach to energy consumption is changing, according to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James. James, the Air Force’s highest top civilian employee, told Air Force Radio that a team is in place to look at the branch’s energy future. The goal of the initiative is to set an energy mission instead of   …Continue Reading

Major Energy Upgrade to Marine’s Camp Lejeune

Carl Weinschenk

Camp Lejeune, a Marine base in Jacksonville, NC, is replacing its steam plant with natural gas boilers, according to JD News. The goal is to decentralize hot water and heat generation. The steam plant that has long provided hot water and heat at full operation uses about 36,000 tons of coal annually. It currently is burning   …Continue Reading