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Maine National Guard Combined Heat and Power Four Years Later

Dennis Bohannon, Defense Visual Information Distribution Service Summary The Maine National Guard project came online four years ago, and the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system provides energy resilience and enhances Army readiness to directly support the warfighter. CHP, or cogeneration...


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Request for Information: Hanscom AFB Energy-as-a-Service Pilot

Summary The United States Air Force (AF) is seeking a single industry provider to cost-effectively and comprehensively deliver reliable, resilient, and efficient energy to mission owners at an AF installation. In July 2017, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy released an initial Request...


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Air Force Issues RFI for Energy-as-a-Service Contract at Massachusetts Base

Ken Silverstein, Microgrid Knowledge Summary The US Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency-Energy has issued a request for information (RFI) in anticipation of an energy-as-a-service contract for Hanscom Air Force base in Massachusetts, a site where a microgrid is being contemplated. ...

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Burns & McDonnell to Help Build Army Steam Generation System

Brenda Marie Rivers, Executive Biz Summary BAE Systems has awarded Burns & McDonnell a contract to design and construct a steam boiler facility that will replace a coal-fired plant and support manufacturing activities at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tenn. ...

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Installation wins Army-level award

Guidon Summary The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood’s Installation Strategic Sustainability Program recently won the Installation Sustainability (Non-Industrial) Award in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards. Fort Leonard Wood is among five installations that have moved forward...


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'Significant Noise': If you live near Parris Island, you might have heard this recently

Wade Livingston, The Beaufort Gazette Summary A Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island construction — and testing — project has been making some noise that residents near the base couldn’t help but hear. Michel Whitaker, an engineer who lives 1.5 miles or so across the water on Cat Island,...


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Gas-fired Power System will Replace Coal at Army Ammunition Plant

Power Engineering Summary BAE Systems will design, build and commission a natural gas-fired steam facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tennessee. The total contact value is $158 million, according to the release. The modernization project will replace an existing coal...


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US Military Microgrids Are Using More Renewables and Batteries

Emma Foehringer Merchant, Greentech Media Summary Energy resilience has long been a priority for the military. The Department of Defense is increasingly turning to clean energy in resilience applications. (Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District) The White House's...


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The U.S. Army’s pivot to energy and water resilience

This article was featured in the Q4 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. A shift in policy increases consideration of microgrid, CHP and diverse energy initiatives as mission-sustaining technologies. Energy and water are fundamental elements to the readiness and resilience of the U.S....


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Fort Knox goes off the grid to test historic backup power system

Katrina Helmer, WDRB.com Summary FORT KNOX, Ky. (WDRB) -- Fort Knox lost all power on purpose Wednesday morning in order to test the post’s multi-million dollar backup power system. There are now six sub stations that can generate enough power for the post to fully operate without any...