ARLINGTON, Va. — Pepco Energy Services Inc. has been awarded a task order to implement a comprehensive energy savings performance contract (ESPC) at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass. The task order was awarded under the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville’s Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract for Energy Savings Performance Contracting and has an initial design and construction value of approximately $8 million.
The Natick Soldier Systems Center is an Army research and development facility and is the only active-duty Army installation in the six New England states. If a soldier wears it, eats it, sleeps under it, or has it airdropped to him, it’s likely to have been researched and developed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.
“Pepco Energy Services is proud to partner with the Corps of Engineers-Huntsville Center and Natick on this important project,” said John Huffman, chief executive officer, Pepco Energy Services. “ESPC continues to be a valuable tool for the Army and federal government to reduce energy use and costs, enhance energy security, and provide funding for facility improvements that may otherwise not go forward in today’s budgetary environment.”
Under this task order, Pepco Energy Services will design and install a series of energy conservation measures that will allow the Natick Soldier Systems Center to exceed the Army’s 30 percent energy reduction goal by 2015. The energy conservation measures (ECMs) include new windows for three of Natick’s largest buildings, building envelope improvements, new LED lighting, a new energy management controls system, and a packaged cogeneration (combined heat and power) system that will generate electricity on-site and use recovered waste heat to provide lower cost heating and cooling to certain buildings. During the 23-year performance term of the ESPC, Pepco Energy Services will provide Natick with comprehensive measurement and verification services in support of guaranteed savings, as well as ongoing maintenance of the cogeneration system.
“U.S. Army Garrison-Natick continues to seek out every opportunity to meet Army-mandated energy usage reduction objectives and build upon our existing environmental stewardship,” said Lt. Col. Brian Greata, U.S. Army Garrison-Natick Commander. “The ESPC is the latest endeavor in that regard. We look forward to working with Pepco Energy Services to install the ECMs and enjoying the resulting savings.”
Russ Stokes, director of public works at U.S. Army Garrison-Natick, added, “Pepco Energy Services and U.S. Army Garrison-Natick worked together to bundle both shorter-term and longer-term payback measures into a project with the most bang for the buck for the installation and that improves the quality of life for all personnel.”
Pepco Energy Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pepco Holdings Inc., provides institutional and government customers with energy efficiency services, including renewable energy and combined heat and power projects/plants. For more information, visit www.pepcoenergy.com.
Publication date: 2/17/2014