Siemens signs $12.2 million performance contract at Florida A&M University

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Siemens signs $12.2 million performance contract at Florida A&M University

By Greentech Lead America: Siemens will implement
a $12.2 million performance contract at Florida A&M University
(FAMU). The deployment will save the historically black college and university
(HBCU) approximately $1.2 million in equivalent guaranteed annual
energy savings.

In 2009, FAMU engaged Siemens to deliver Phase 1, a $2.4
million project that successfully introduced the energy efficiency and
financial benefits of performance contracting to the school. Phase 2 aims to
partially decentralize FAMU’s obsolete central steam plant heating system.

 “Our first project with Siemens gave us the
opportunity to see firsthand the financial and operational effectiveness of
performance contracting. We are moving forward with Phase 2, a project that
will yield tremendous energy savings and support campus sustainability measures
far into the future,” said FAMU president James H. Ammons.

The new project includes a multitude of facility
infrastructure improvements including the steam system infrastructure
renovation, an advanced solar-thermal
heating system for the swimming pool, central chilled water and steam
plant improvements, building automation improvements and ventilation and
dehumidification improvements for the library.

The phase 2 project will reduce natural gas consumption
42.6 percent which represents an annual equivalent savings of $706,204.
Electricity consumption will be reduced 12.1 percent, creating
some $563,909 in equivalent cost savings.

“On many levels Siemens worked
with the FAMU facilities personnel to help them understand that other
universities with similar campus profiles in the southern United
States have successfully decentralized their steam systems. We worked
closely with these schools so FAMU officials could see for themselves how well
these improvements can work to increase efficiency,” said Dave Hopping, vice
president and building automation business unit lead for Siemens Building

Wabash Valley Power deploys Siemens Demand Response Management
System solution

Recently, Siemens announced that Wabash Valley Power
Association (WVPA), a generation and transmission cooperative, has deployed
Siemens Demand Response Management System (DRMS) solution.

Siemens DRMS enables WVPA to shed load across multiple
distribution systems utilizing several different demand response programs,
verify load shed, calculate baselines, and automate customer billing and
settlement without cumbersome processes that previously required multiple
spreadsheets for calculation.


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