Siemens‘ federal arm has received a $60 million task order to help the U.S. Air Force implement energy-efficient systems at Dyess AF Base in Texas, as part of a two-decade energy savings performance contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Siemens Government Technologies said Monday it will modernize cooling, heating, lighting and water supply equipment on the military installation as well as build power generation and storage platforms there.
“By providing new resources that expand on base resiliency and efficiency for smart energy management, the units based at Dyess can maintain focus on their priority missions of critical training, maintenance and airlift needs here at home and around the world,” said Tina Dolph, president and CEO at SGT and three-time Wash100 Award recipient.
SGT worked with Siemens’ financial services unit to implement a financing method in the two-year construction project and noted that annual energy savings of $4.5 million will cover services under the task order.
The energy system modernization effort at Dyess AFB also seeks to update base islanding functions in the event of grid disruption.