Army Corps awards $5.1 million contract for energy project at Tooele
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $5,125,950 contract April 17 to Perini Management Services Inc. of Framingham, Massachusetts, for the design and construction of a smart grid energy control system at Tooele Army Depot in Tooele County, Utah.
"This ongoing energy work at Tooele Army Depot demonstrates the Corps' continued commitment to help the Army reduce energy dependency and provide energy security," said Corps project manager David Simpson.
The new control system will integrate existing and new wind turbines, an existing 1.2 megawatt distributed generator, solar array and a new battery energy storage system into the existing utility grid.
The work is part of the Army's Energy Conservation Investment Program and is designed to dramatically improve energy consumption at the installation, implement renewable energy technologies, and generate and store energy to improve supply resilience for critical loads.
Tooele Army Depot is an ammunition storage facility serving Army installations throughout the western United States.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.