The Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune has awarded Duke Energy a $22 million utility vitality service contract (UESC) for the design and building of a microgrid on the army base. The microgrid resolution consists of upgraded electrical infrastructure; 5 MW of on-site pure gas-fired technology; a 5.4 MW battery vitality storage system; integration of an current photo voltaic photovoltaic system; and a microgrid controller to offer built-in demand administration, black begin and islanding functionality.
“We’re excited to convey further vitality reliability and resiliency to Camp Lejeune,” says Melisa Johns, vp of distributed vitality options at Duke Power. “This challenge presents quite a lot of revolutionary and built-in options that can result in extra environment friendly vitality use and vital price financial savings to Camp Lejeune.”
The award leverages Power Resilience Conservation Funding Program (ERCIP) funding to put in the microgrid at Camp Johnson, an schooling and coaching space positioned inside Camp Lejeune.
“The Marine Corps is investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure to place installations to forestall, get better and survive a chronic lack of electrical service from climate – and climate-related occasions,” explains Marine Corps Installations Command Public Works Director Walter Ludwig. “This UESC award is a serious step towards furthering the reliability, resilience and effectivity of Camp Lejeune’s electrical infrastructure and on-site technology capabilities.”
Positioned in Onslow County, N.C., Camp Lejeune is residence to the most important focus of Marines within the Marine Corps. It makes up almost 20% of the Marine Corps’ set up vitality consumption. Along with a number of different vitality effectivity initiatives, Duke Power additionally accomplished a 13 MW photo voltaic facility at Camp Lejeune in 2015.
This UESC challenge is a part of Duke Power’s unregulated federal enterprise as a Division of Power licensed Power Companies Firm.