Noresco Breaks Ground on $169M U.S. Navy Microgrid

By District Energy posted 07-06-2020 12:59


Worcester Business Journal


Noresco, a Westborough energy efficiency and infrastructure firm, has begun work on a cogeneration and microgrid system expansion at Naval Submarine Base New London in Connecticut.

The $169.3-million energy savings performance contract will support 100% of the power requirements for the base’s mission-critical piers and nuclear submarines in the event of a grid outage. Additionally, the new cogeneration system will provide 10.75 megawatts of electrical power generation capacity and generate steam heat for mission-critical waterfront operations and training buildings.

The project includes other energy conservation measures for electrical infrastructure upgrades, steam distribution system improvements, lighting upgrades and a new base-wide energy management controls system. The project’s expense is expected to be recouped in energy and operational savings over an 18-year period.

The project is expected to be operational in late 2022, with ongoing work continuing for another 18 years. 

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