Pepco to implement energy conservation measures for US Army soldier centre

10 December 2013 (Last Updated December 10th, 2013 18:30)

Pepco Energy Services has been awarded task orders to carry out a comprehensive energy savings performance contract (ESPC) at the US Army Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts.

Pepco Energy Services has been awarded task orders to carry out a comprehensive energy savings performance contract (ESPC) at the US Army Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts.

The deal has initally been valued at $8m. Under the task order, Pepco Energy Services will be responsible for designing and installation of a series of energy conservation measures (ECMs), which would allow surpassing the Natick Soldier Systems Center's 30% energy reduction aim by 2015.

"ESPC continues to be a valuable tool for the army and federal government to reduce energy use and costs, enhance energy security and provide funding for facility improvements that may otherwise not go forward in today's budgetary environment."

Pepco Energy Services chief executive officer John Huffman said: "ESPC continues to be a valuable tool for the army and federal government to reduce energy use and costs, enhance energy security and provide funding for facility improvements that may otherwise not go forward in today's budgetary environment."

The contract includes addition of new windows for three of Natick's largest buildings; enhancements to building envelope; new LED lighting and installation of a new non-proprietary energy management controls system (EMCS).

In addition, the contract also includes deployment of a packaged cogeneration system that would generate on-site electricity and provide economical heating and cooling to some of the buildings through the use of waste heat.

Throughout the 23-year performance term of the ESPC, Pepco Energy Services will offer complete measurement and verification services for assured savings, in addition to ongoing maintenance of the cogeneration system.

US Army Garrison-Natick public works director Russ Stokes said: "Pepco Energy Services and US Army Garrison-Natick worked together to bundle both shorter-term and longer-term payback measures into a project, with the most bang for the buck for the installation and that improves the quality of life for all personnel."

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