PV Magazine – Sunrise brief: Norfolk Naval Shipyard adds battery storage and CHP

The U.S. Navy and the Ameresco Federal Solutions are expanding on-site generation at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia.

This $173 million project includes a 19 MW combined heat and power plant, a 3 MW battery energy storage system, and a microgrid control system that will help reduce the amount of electricity imported from the grid by 68%.

Over the course of the 22-year performance period following construction, the project is guaranteed to generate more than $411 million in cost savings.

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