U.S. Army – U.S. Army signs lease to add Battery Energy Storage to existing Solar Project on Fort Detrick

FORT DETRICK, M.D. – The U.S. Army, through the Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Defense Logistics Agency Energy (DLA) collaborated with Ameresco Federal Solutions Group (Ameresco) to add a 6 megawatt (MW)/ 6 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) to the existing 18.6 MW solar renewable energy facility at the Fort Detrick Army Garrison in Frederick, Maryland. The BESS will provide guaranteed utility cost savings of $125,000 annually to the Government. Project completion is scheduled for early 2023.

The BESS will provide frequency regulation services to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland Independent System Operators. In addition, the installed BESS will be microgrid-ready, allowing for future resiliency functions at Fort Detrick to support mission readiness.

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U.S. Army

By Office of Energy Initiatives