U.S. Marine Corps Implement Energy Saving Projects

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00 Katerina Oskarsson
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U.S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) in California implemented several energy saving projects. This includes a 7.2 MW dual-fueled cogeneration plant that produces electricity and heat and saves around $5.8 million a year, returning construction costs within four years.  Secondly, the Center installed a 1.2 MW photovoltaic solar array which is expected to reduce energy costs by saving $1.1 million a year. Finally, the base upgraded heating, cooling and lighting systems, reducing maintenance calls from 400 a month to an average of two a week. Read more here.