Energy Services Performance Contract to Save Army Base $92M

Energy Services Performance Contract to Save Army Base $92M

The Fort Riley Army Post in Kansas expects to save $92 million in energy costs over the next 22 years with 15 new energy conservation measures it plans to implement. Fort Riley, expecting to reduce energy use by 25% by 2025, is expanding and upgrading … Read more…

Microgrid Use on the Rise with Military and Beyond

Microgrid Use on the Rise with Military and Beyond

The use of a microgrid system could help the US military stay operational in the case of an attack on America’s main electricity grid. The findings were published in a paper by Michigan Technological University engineering and energy policy experts, who say going off-grid — by … Read more…

C&I Customers of Con Ed Will See Energy Savings, Reduced Bills with 5-Year Smart Meter Plan

C&I Customers of Con Ed Will See Energy Savings, Reduced Bills with 5-Year Smart Meter Plan

(Pictured: Brookly Navy Yard) Commercial customers of Con Edison in New York and New Jersey will benefit from the energy-delivery company’s five-year smart meter installation program that starts this year, Con Edison’s chairman and CEO John McAvoy told employees at its annual meeting yesterday. The … Read more…

US Navy Submarine Base Signs PPA for Two Fuel Cell Plants

US Navy Submarine Base Signs PPA for Two Fuel Cell Plants

The US Navy’s submarine base in Groton, CT, will soon have long-term power supplied by two power plants from FuelCell Energy. The energy company is working with the submarine base via a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Connecticut Municipal Electric Cooperative, which in turn … Read more…

Anniston Army Depot Unveils 90 Acres of Solar Panels

Anniston Army Depot Unveils 90 Acres of Solar Panels

Officials unveiled 90 acres of solar panels at the Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) in Eastaboga, Alabama on April 24. Paid for and owned by Alabama Power, the $25 million project represents the first phase in the U.S. Army’s plan to make the depot more energy efficient and independent, according to a report by The Anniston Star.

USAF Develops Deployable Energy Systems

USAF Develops Deployable Energy Systems

The the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, announced on April 6 that its staff has developed and tested an expeditionary operating base that is expected to change the way in which forward-deployed forces will power missions in the future.

Sea Change: Energy Retrofits to Battleship USS New Jersey Are Expected to Save $200K Annually

Sea Change: Energy Retrofits to Battleship USS New Jersey Are Expected to Save $200K Annually

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, the Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, and the Camden County Improvement Authority have approved three energy efficiency projects to upgrade the historic Battleship USS New Jersey – which was commissioned in December 7, 1942, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, to fight in the Pacific Theater. The retrofits are expected to reduce the ship’s total energy-related costs by about $200,000 annually, or 32 percent.

Air Force to Save More Than $600 Million with Energy Initiative

Air Force to Save More Than $600 Million with Energy Initiative

The US Air Force has teamed up with Honeywell on a $243 million facility modernization project that is expected to reduce energy consumption by 23% and save the base $20.5 million. The project at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City is the largest energy … Read more…

‘Miniature’ Nuclear Plant Could Be Used for Energy Storage

In a major step toward the deployment of the next generation of advanced nuclear technology, Portland-Oregon-based NuScale Power has asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to approve (PROJ0769) the company’s small modular reactor (SMR) commercial power plant design – a nuclear reactor compact enough to be transported by a flatbed truck, according to a January 16 report by Futurism.

The Northport VA Medical Center Handles a Cooling Tower Crisis

On March 10, 2015, The Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center was presented with a big problem: The piping connecting four cooling towers that served two buildings on the large campus ruptured and lost all cooling capacity. The buildings are part of a nearly century old, 200-building, 1.4 … Read more…

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