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NORESCO and Keesler Air Force Base Partner to Improve Energy Efficiency

NORESCO helped break ground on a 1.5 megawatt solar carport system at Keesler Air Force Base, part of a $32.7 million guaranteed energy-savings performance contract. This installation will help the base advance resiliency, security and renewable energy usage.

The new solar array will generate more than 2 million kilowatt hours annually and offset electricity currently purchased from the local utility and improve mission assurance by diversifying the supply of electric power. The project also incorporates new LED light fixtures to improve safety, chiller plant enhancements and energy-management control system upgrades.

The project includes additional energy conservation solutions that will contribute to reducing baseline energy use by more than 15%. Together these energy conservation measures will improve reliability and cost effectiveness while reducing energy consumption and maintenance requirements.