WESTBOROUGH, Mass., July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NORESCO, a national leader in energy efficiency and infrastructure solutions, is implementing $43 million in facility improvements at Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB), in Massachusetts, through a guaranteed energy savings performance contract (ESPC). The distributed generation solution, along with other measures, will deliver more than $94 million in guaranteed savings over the life of the project and will improve energy resiliency on base, supporting the Air Force initiative to provide mission assurance through energy assurance. NORESCO is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
"NORESCO is honored to continue our long-standing support of the U.S. Air Force through this exciting ESPC project for Hanscom AFB," says Michael Beccaria, senior vice president, NORESCO. "This project will augment energy resiliency and significantly reduce energy costs to support the critical mission at Hanscom AFB."
The cornerstone of this project is a new 4.6-megawatt cogeneration plant that will deliver significant utility cost savings and improve electrical and steam generating reliability. The cogeneration plant will operate on a microgrid to provide emergency power to critical locations on the base during utility outages. The central steam plant will be powered by the electric and steam output of the cogeneration plant if power from the traditional grid is unavailable.
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