Ameresco planning 1.9-MW solar array at New Mexico Air Force base

Ameresco has partnered with Cannon Air Force Base (AFB) and the Defense Logistics Agency Energy (DLA Energy) for a $19 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) project that includes 1.9 MW of photovoltaic solar, smart controls and other conservation technologies.

Ameresco designed the project to provide tangible facility improvements and enable recurring reductions in utility costs, while converting 4% of Cannon’s electric energy usage to onsite renewable resources. The planned 1.9-MW ground mount solar array and LED lighting retrofits are set to enhance Air Commando Mission night training.

As a result of these upgrades, Cannon Air Force Base will save approximately $1.1 million in the first year alone and $33 million over the course of the performance period.

“We are so honored to work with Cannon Air Force Base on this project to enhance the base’s operational efficiency and provide on-site energy generation,” said Nicole Bulgarino, executive VP and general manager of Federal Solutions at Ameresco. “Throughout our planning process, we focused on Cannon’s key project objectives to reduce energy consumption and enhance the base’s resiliency while advancing the specialized airpower and combat support mission of this essential Air Force installation.”

Construction on the project is set to begin in Q3 2021 and reach completion by Q1 2023.

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