- Collaboration with Constellation supports energy security and resiliency at U.S. Navy base
ANDOVER, Mass., March 14, 2017 - Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced it has been awarded a subcontract from Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp., to support the development of smart controls as part of an energy savings performance contract at the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Georgia.
Energy security and resiliency is a priority for military installations tasked with keeping personnel safe through rebuilding and repairing ground combat and combat support equipment, as well as support of installations on the East Coast of the United States.
In late 2016, Constellation was selected by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to implement a $170 million, 23-year energy savings performance contract, providing energy conservation measures and distributed generation for MCLB. The project includes the installation of an 8.5-megawatt biomass-fueled, steam-to-electricity (STE) generator, high-efficiency transformers, lighting and boiler upgrades, as well as system controls for a landfill gas electricity generator and centralized monitoring and operation of electricity generation and distribution for the base.
Under the Constellation contract, innovative controls, designed and installed by Schneider Electric, will be the backbone of the system controls to reduce energy use, increase energy security and meet energy demand from renewable sources at MCLB. These controls will manage the base's distributed energy resources (DER) as well as optimize energy efficiency and "Net Zero" resiliency at the base. Schneider Electric will also provide cybersecurity, ongoing system maintenance and energy optimization services.
"By bringing together distributed energy resources and managing their use through innovative controls, the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Base gains the ability to determine its energy future through reliable energy management and the use of renewable energy resources," said Mark Feasel, Vice President, Electric Utility Segment, Smart Grid & Microgrid at Schneider Electric. "Working with Constellation and the ecosystem project partners to effectively manage energy gives the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Base flexibility in energy generation to be more efficient, more reliable and more sustainable well into the future."
Data warehousing software will provide the ability to "island" and control distributed energy resources. Schneider Electric will also provide services enabling upgrades to allow for remote start and stop, and real and reactive power production control. Other Schneider Electric services will enable remote monitoring, visualization and reporting of energy loads, and flexibility of generation control to achieve "Net Zero" energy consumption. These tools will improve the reliability and resiliency of the MCLB Albany's electrical distribution grid to decrease outage time.
For more information about Schneider Electric's advanced grid solutions, please visit www.schneider-electric.com/microgrid.
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Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of $26 billion US dollars (25 billion euros) in FY2016, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
Constellation is a leading competitive energy company providing power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation serves more than 2.2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Constellation is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with 2016 revenues of approximately $31.4 billion, and more than 32,700 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation's cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Learn more at www.constellation.com.
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