Contract Wins: GSA, NASA, Clean Energy Fuels, Telkonet’s EcoSmart
The US General Services Administration has procured about 300 million kWh of electricity – expected to save GSA more than $10.8 million at several facilities in New York as well as through other federal accounts, including the American Red Cross, Bureau of Prisons, United Nations, US Coast Guard and US Department of Veterans Affairs – through a series of online auctions with help from World Energy Solutions. GSA awarded two-year power contracts for its Manhattan and Upstate Service Centers, which are expected to yield annual savings of more than $3 million and $750,000 respectively. The Manhattan Service Center purchased 100 percent “green” energy, while the Upstate Service Center secured 7.5 percent green power for some of its accounts that had not purchased green power previously.
NASA has selected Geosyntec Consultants, Jacobs Engineering Group and Tetra Tech to provide architectural and engineering professional environmental remediation services at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and other NASA locations. The combined maximum potential value for the three contracts is $91 million. Under the contract, the three companies will compete for fixed-price work orders to develop and implement contamination assessment and remediation requirements for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act sites and petroleum contamination for NASA at Kennedy and CCAFS.
Australia’s largest water utility, Sydney Water, will begin installing Itron’s high-efficiency meters to replace old meters that serve its residential and commercial customers. Sydney Water serves more than 4.6 million people; the companies expect the meter installation to take three years.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has begun providing natural gas fuel to additional trucking fleets with Saddle Creek Logistics Services, Lakeland, Fla.; Premier Transportation, Atlanta, Ga.; Hoopes Turf Farm, Ulysses, Penn.; Lily Transportation Corp., Needham, Mass.; and Lancaster Foods, Jessup, Md. The firms will use compressed natural gas at existing and yet-to-be-built Clean Energy public access stations, and liquefied natural gas at Clean Energy stations along its America’s Natural Gas Highway. The contract grows Saddle Creek’s CNG fleet to 120 trucks. Hoopes Turf Farm now has 10 LNG trucks in service, and plans to transition its entire fleet of 50 trucks to LNG power.
EcoSmart energy management platform developer Telkonet has announced that partner company EnTel will install EcoSmart in two hotels and one multi-tenant entertainment complex through its EnTeligence Solution. The EnTeligence Solution, a complete utility management program, reduces HVAC costs with EcoSmart energy management technology and reduces water, sewer and natural gas costs, the company says. Telkonet’s EcoSmart suite of energy management products cut the Lewiston, Maine, Ramada Conference Center’s HVAC runtime costs by 40 percent, the company announced in June.
Iceland’s Landsvirkjun has signed a power purchase agreement with PCC BakkiSilicon, an Icelandic subsidiary of the Germany-based industry holding PCC SE, under which Landsvirkjun will provide renewable energy to power a metallurgical grade silicon metal production plant being built by PCC in Bakki near Husavik on Iceland’s north coast. The 32,000-ton facility is scheduled to come online in late 2015 and will require 52 MW of power, or 456 GWh a year, which will be derived from renewable sources such as geothermal and hydro.
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