Military Ocean Terminal Concord to Add Power Generation Plant - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Energy Procurement, Energy Storage, GHG Emissions  -  November 30, 2023

Military Ocean Terminal Concord to Add Power Generation Plant

Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO) in Concord, California plans to add a 6.25MW backup power generation plant and underground transmission lines.

HSGS-Ameresco, LLC, a joint venture certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business by the Small Business Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs, announced it was awarded the contract.

The MOTCO generation plant will consist of an array of three generators designed to provide approximately 6.25 MW of capacity. The array will also include a 2 MW load bank, 1200-amp switchgear and 72,000 gallon capacity fuel storage tanks, which is designed to sustain a 14-day supply of fuel. In addition to the generation plant, the project will include the installation of approximately 12,000 linear feet of underground duct bank with 500 kcmil power distribution conductors.

The project includes an integration with the existing electrical infrastructure on the installation, which features a break-before-make interconnection to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company utility grid.

Construction is set to begin in January 2024 and is expected to reach completion in early 2026.

“We’re thrilled to be selected to construct and enhance the reliability of MOTCO’s energy infrastructure,” said Dave McNeil, President and CEO of HSGS-Ameresco, in a statement. “We take great pride in providing the right and needed measures to supply energy resilience for this important military facility.”

The initiative is made possible through funding from the Department of Defense's (DoD) Energy Resilience and Conservation Investment Program (ERCIP), which funds projects that improve energy resilience, contribute to mission assurance, save energy and reduce DoD’s energy costs.

Launched in August 2021 between Hannah Solar Government Services and Ameresco, the HSGS-Ameresco joint venture was facilitated as part of the SBA Mentor Protégé Program.

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