Chevron Energy Solutions and Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Announce First Navy Landfill Gas Project
ALBANY, Ga., May 20 /PRNewswire/ — Chevron Energy Solutions, a unit of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), and the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany today announced the start of construction for the Department of Navy’s first landfill gas cogeneration project.
The project will produce 1.9 megawatts of renewable electric power and steam by burning landfill gas collected from a nearby landfill. Chevron Energy Solutions will also complete industrial lighting retrofits in 82 buildings and expand the existing energy management control system. When combined with the cogeneration project, these measures will reduce the base’s purchase of utility power and reduce MCLB’s carbon emissions by 19,300 tons annually, equivalent to removing 16,000 cars from the road.
“This project is important to the Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps and Dougherty County. And with the help of Chevron Energy Solutions we will surpass our federal renewal energy goals, and fulfill our aspiration of becoming the ‘greenest’ Marine Corps installation in the nation,” said Col. Terry V. Williams, commanding officer, MCLB Albany. “In addition to providing renewable power and energy security and reliability to MCLB, the project provides a valuable long-term source of revenue for Dougherty County. It took the hard work of many different partners to make this project a reality.”
Chevron Energy Solutions developed and designed the project and will maintain the landfill gas-to-energy facility, pipeline and landfill gas processing equipment. The new facility will house a dual-fuel engine generator, a stack heat recovery steam generator and two dual-fuel boilers. The primary equipment can operate on landfill gas or natural gas, which provides energy security benefits. MCLB’s use of renewable power will increase to 19 percent, which exceeds the EPAct of 2005 and Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 mandate of 7.5 percent renewable power use by 2013.
Chevron Energy Solutions and MCLB will share in the operation of the generator and steam-producing equipment. Through an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), Chevron Energy Solutions arranged the financing for the project, which is repaid through the energy costs avoided. The company also guarantees system performance for 22 years.
“MCLB Albany is harnessing the power of an important renewable energy source through a partnership with the local community and we are proud of this effort,” said Jim Davis, president of Chevron Energy Solutions. “The project is funded entirely by energy savings and demonstrates how military bases and local governments can work together with private industry to meet federal mandates without increasing taxpayer costs.”
Dougherty County will extract and sell the landfill gas to MCLB from the Fleming/Gaissert Road Landfill, which receives approximately 100,000 tons of municipal solid waste each year. The biological decomposition of the waste generates landfill gas that is approximately 50 percent methane gas by volume.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held today and military, government and business officials attended. The project is expected to be completed by April 2011.
About Chevron Energy Solutions
Chevron Energy Solutions develops and builds sustainable energy projects that increase energy efficiency and renewable power, reduce energy costs, and ensure reliable, high-quality energy for government, education and business facilities. Its parent, Chevron Corporation, is investing across the energy spectrum to develop energy sources for future generations by expanding the capabilities of alternative and renewable energy technologies. Chevron spent approximately $3.2 billion on developing these technologies since 2002, and expects to spend more than $2.7 billion in this area between 2009 and 2011. For more information, visit www.chevron.com or www.chevronenergy.com.
Located in Southwest Georgia, the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany occupies approximately 3,600 acres within Dougherty County, and is a vital strategic asset to the Marine Corps and the nation. The mission of MCLB Albany is to provide facilities, infrastructure and a range of tailored support services enabling supported commands aboard the installation to accomplish their assigned missions in support of the warfighter. We are one of the area’s largest employers with more than 4,700 military, civilian and contract employees. MCLB Albany’s combined military and civil service payroll exceeded $152 million in fiscal year 09.
We are focused on being environmentally conscious and we continue to look for ways to decrease use of non-renewable energy sources to increase security and reduce cost. We also continue to reach out to the surrounding community to find ways to share common goals and values; and will build relationships that are good for the Corps and the community which will last far into the future. For more information, visit our Web site at www.marines.mil/unit/mclbalbany, become a fan on our Facebook page at ‘Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Ga,’ or follow us on Twitter at ‘MCLBAlbany.’
Contacts: Juliet Don, Chevron Energy Solutions, 415.733.4673 2ndLt. Kyle Thomas, MCLB, 229.639.7023
SOURCE Chevron Energy Solutions