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Navy Awards Multimillion Dollar Energy Savings Contracts for Eight CONUS Installations

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Story Number: NNS100112-10
Release Date: 1/12/2010 4:41:00 PM

By Darrell E. Waller, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Public Affairs

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) -- The Department of the Navy's (DoN) Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) Team has awarded $76 million in energy contracts for eight naval installations for essential energy improvements and energy cost-savings.

The awards provide 25 percent of DoN's annual energy reduction requirements, include DoN's first landfill gas conversion project and support the President's agenda fostering a green energy economy.

The projects were recently awarded by the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (NAVFAC ESC) in conjunction with the Specialty Center Acquisitions, NAVFAC (SCAN) in cooperation with the following installations: Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany; Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth; Naval Region Hawaii; Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport; Naval Base Kitsap; Norfolk Naval Shipyard; and Naval Station Great Lakes.

"These awards will help the Navy meet energy reduction goals without reliance on appropriated funds," said Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center Commanding Officer, Capt. Paz B. Gomez. "The ESPC process is an effective way of achieving federal and naval energy goals while working with private industry to reduce the nation's energy consumption and dependency on fossil fuels."

The contracts will implement traditional energy conservation measures and innovative renewable technologies, including DoN's first landfill gas co-generation project, a partnership with the city of Albany Georgia.

These contracts reduce DoN's energy and water use, and will pay for themselves by avoiding more than $176 million in energy costs over life of the contracts. The avoided costs will be used to repay contractor investments in energy infrastructure on DON installations and pay for performance guarantees provided by the following corporations awarded the contracts: Chevron Energy Solutions; Ameresco Select, Inc; NORESCO, LLC; and Trane US.

The Department of Navy and the ESPC team continue to seek greater energy savings and renewable energy projects to meet the Secretary of the Navy's energy vision goals of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030.

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