By GreenTech Lead Team:Pepco Energy Services, a
subsidiary of Pepco Holdings and a provider of commercial, institutional, government
and industrial customers with competitive energy efficiency services, has
entered into an $11 million contract with Virginia Department of Military
Affairs to implement a comprehensive energy savings performance project.
Pepco Energy will install new direct digital controls,
energy-efficient boilers and geothermal heating and cooling systems, as well as
implement water conservation measures for Army National Guard Armories
throughout Virginia. Pepco Energy will also provide much needed infrastructure
improvements for the facilities. The project covers 58 facilities, including 24
Army National Guard Armories.
The project will help Virginia Department of Military
Affairs reduce carbon emissions by approximately 720 metric tons and will
reduce energy use by more than 15 percent each year.
“This is an unprecedented investment to improve the
infrastructure and readiness of the Virginia National Guard and to provide an
environment where our Soldiers, Airmen, members of the Virginia Defense Force
and civilian employees want to work and serve in every day. As we continue our
efforts to make sure we provide a premier, ready, relevant, resilient and rapid
responding force to meet the needs of the Commonwealth, these facilities
improvements will help us do that,” said Maj.
Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia.
The Virginia Department of Military Affairs expects to
save more than $15.8 million, a total sum that includes maintenance savings.
“This project demonstrates the National Guard’s
commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and its environmental stewardship
to the greater community. This award shows that Pepco Energy is dedicated to
helping the U.S. military achieve its energy goals,” said John Huffman,
President and CEO of Pepco Energy.
Pepco Energy Services recently received
a $27.6 million comprehensive energy performance and maintenance contract from
the Maryland Port Administration.