Johnson Controls Federal Systems (JCFS) has secured a $40m energy savings performance contract (ESPC) for the Phase 1 project to implement energy conservation measures at the US Army Garrison Kwajalein (USAG-KA).
Awarded by the US Army Engineering and Support Center, the contract is part of a multi-phased programme that is expected to deliver required energy resiliency and facility upgrades to the army installation.
USAG-KA energy manager Derek Miller said: “This partnership between USAG-KA and Johnson Controls proves that ESPC projects can be cost-effectively implemented at remote sites and this project is the first step in us leveraging the ESPC process to ensure the resiliency and readiness of USAG-KA.”
The scope of the Phase 1 project includes the design, implementation and long-term operation of an island-wide solar photovoltaic (PV) / lithium-ion battery storage / microgrid control system to cut down the use of diesel by 55%.
New LED systems to be installed at the facility will help reduce existing lighting energy costs by 64%.
Once completed, the project is expected to save more than $2.2m in annual energy consumption over a performance period of 20 years for the USAG-KA.
Located 2,100 miles south-west of Hawaii, the US Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll is in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Home to the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, the Garrison comprises 11 islands within the Kwajalein Atoll with a total of 1,250 residents, including military personnel, army civilians, contractor employees and family members.