PV Magazine – Ameresco outfits Coast Guard facility with solar and storage
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) signed an energy savings performance contract with Ameresco in effort to boost resilience against climate threats and reduce annual energy consumption.
The USCG Petaluma training center is set to have a 5 MW solar, 11.6 MWh energy storage microgrid integrated as part of its $43 million contract. Severe weather events and utility interruptions at the northern California center led USCG to install a microgrid for more stable operations.
As part of the contract, Ameresco will provide energy efficiency and management systems, and planned improvements feature the deployment of new power distribution transformers, smart controls in 10 buildings across campus, LED lighting improvements, installation of new electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and HVAC upgrades.
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