S&P Global – Fort Bragg, one of the largest US military bases, embraces renewable energy
Officials at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, one of the largest military facilities in the world, are looking to renewable power to enhance the sprawling base’s energy security.
Ameresco Inc., in partnership with Duke Energy Corp., will build a 1.1-MW floating solar facility in Big Muddy Lake at Camp Mackall, a special forces training area within Fort Bragg’s 251 square miles. And a new 2-MW battery storage system “will provide seamless transition to on-site generation during utility provider outages,” an Ameresco announcement said. Construction is scheduled to begin in November.
Roughly 50,000 active-duty personnel live on the base. Ameresco will execute the contract through its Federal Solutions Group.