Johnson Controls broke ground on a new combined heat and power plant at the US Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Maryland. The CHP plant is designed to save the Army nearly $113 million over 19 years.
The new natural gas cogeneration plant designed by Johnson Controls will supply a substantial portion of the garrison’s heating and power needs and help APG make significant progress toward energy resiliency.
Johnson Controls has helped APG since 2007 through multiple energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects, utility monitoring and control systems and new construction projects. Under an ESPC, Johnson Controls is guaranteeing that an estimated $113 million in savings generated from the improvements will pay for the project.
The APG cogeneration plant is scheduled to be complete by January 2016.