Schneider Electric to provide controls and services to Constellation’s $170 million energy savings performance contract for Marine Corps logistics base in Georgia

Written By: Stratton Report
March 14, 2017

Schiender Electric

On March 14, Schneider Electric announced it has been awarded a subcontract from Constellation to support the development of smart controls as part of an energy savings performance contract at the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia.

According to Schneider, in late 2016, Constellation was selected by Naval Facilities Engineering Command 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.

Schneider stressed that under the Constellation contract, its controls will serve as the backbone of the system to reduce energy use, increase energy security and meet energy demand from renewable sources at MCLB, managing the base’s DER as well as optimizing energy efficiency and “Net Zero” resiliency at the base.

Schneider Electric also announced it will provide cybersecurity, ongoing system maintenance and energy optimization services.

Mark Feasel, Vice President, Electric Utility Segment, Smart Grid & Microgrid at Schneider Electric remarked:

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. 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.

According to Schneider, 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.