Navy Picks Constellation for $170M Energy Conservation, Generation Project

electricity power linesConstellation (NYSE: CEG) has been awarded a 23-year, $170 million contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command to install energy conservation and distributed generation systems intended to help the U.S. Marine Corps meet energy-efficiency goals.

The Exelon Corp. subsidiary will build an 8.5-megawatt biomass-fueled generator, lighting and boilers, transformers and controls for a landfill gas electricity generator as well as centralized monitoring of electricity generation and distribution efforts at the Albany, Georgia-based Marine Corps Logistics Base, Constellation said Thursday.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by 2018.

DCO Energy will provide engineering, procurement and construction services under the project while Schneider Electric will install the system controls.

The 3, 600-acre logistics base consists of nearly 400 facilities and Marine Corps-operated utility systems such as a 61-mile electrical distribution, 19-mile natural gas distribution, 87-mile storm water, wastewater and potable water lines.

“Constellation is proud to support the U.S. Marine Corps’ energy and environmental goals and MCLB Albany’s efforts toward achieving net-zero energy use, ” said Gary Fromer, senior vice president of Constellation’s distributed energy business.

The Marine Corps, Constellation, NAVFAC, Procter & Gamble, Georgia Power, the Georgia Public Service Commission and the Albany-Dougherty Payroll Development Authority worked together for five years to plan the MCLB Albany’s energy project.

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