MCRD Parris Island gets major power upgrades

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There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 20 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island to mark the completion of a 10-megawatt, $91 million distributed energy generation project at Parris Island. 

The Marine Corps partnered with Ameresco to complete major energy infrastructure upgrades to improve security and resiliency across the 8,000-acre campus. This included the installation of a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant, nearly 20,000 solar modules and microgrid with intelligent controls and battery storage.
This project came at no upfront cost to the Marine Corps. Funded by an energy saving performance contract (ESPC), Ameresco was responsible for the initial expenses and will be paid back over time with Parris Island’s energy cost savings.

Parris Island will save an estimated $6.9 million annually, with a 75 percetn reduction in electricity demand because of its on-site energy assets.

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