Siemens to Implement U.S. Army’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic System at White Sands Missile Range — Press Release
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Siemens to Implement U.S. Army’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic System at White Sands Missile Range
Solar Array Part of a $16.8 Million Energy Savings Performance Contract
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center has awarded a $16.8 million task order to implement energy-conserving upgrades, including a 4.465 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power generating system—the largest to date for the U.S. Army—at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
The solar PV system is the primary component of the energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to be implemented by the Building Technologies Division of Siemens Industry, Inc. The solar PV system will provide the Army with approximately 10,000 solar renewable energy credits annually as well as qualify it for a 30 percent federal cash grant in excess of $4.8 million. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the solar PV system will help White Sands Missile Range achieve 10.8 percent renewable energy by the end of 2012, up from .5 percent and beating the 2013 government mandate by more than three percentage points. This project supports President Barack Obama’s directive that federal agencies use ESPCs to make $2 billion worth of energy efficiency upgrades over the next two years, as well as supporting the Army’s renewable energy goals.
“This project implements a solar photovoltaic array system that will partially offset White Sands Missile Range’s energy requirements, improve facilities and operations, demonstrate Army engineering and technology capabilities and align with the Army’s Energy Security and NetZero objectives,” said Judy Marks, President and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.
White Sands Missile Range is a Test and Evaluation Command Installation operated primarily for the support of research, development, test and evaluation of weapon and space systems, subsystems and components. Encompassing a missile range/rocket launch range, White Sands is one of the largest military installations in the U.S. covering 3,200 square miles. The facility is unique in the fact that it has several agencies on site as tenants including NASA and the U.S. Air Force.
Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. is a Federally-compliant U.S. organization structured to provide answers for some of the nation’s most challenging issues within the Federal market in infrastructure, energy, industry and healthcare. The company is the leading integrator for Siemens’ innovative products, technologies and services to meet the needs of Federal customers. Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. For more information on Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. please visit http://www.siemensgovt.com/.
Siemens Industry, Inc. Building Technologies Division is the world’s market leader for safe and energy efficient buildings (“green buildings”) and infrastructures. As a service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), fire protection and security. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies
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Siemens Selected for Multi-Million Dollar U.S. Navy Power Monitoring Project
ATLANTA, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Siemens Industry, Inc. (NYSE: SI) announced today it will be providing power metering equipment and services for the U.S. Navy’s Southwest Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project by teaming with AMERICAN SYSTEMS. The contract to furnish and install advanced electrical metering infrastructure at various locations throughout the Navy’s Southwest Region is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
The U.S. Navy recently launched its Advanced Metering Infrastructure Program to establish an energy usage baseline, collect information on energy consumption and discover ways to reduce consumption and lower costs through the improved allocation of energy resources. This project also shows its ongoing commitment to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, a mandate requiring all federal agencies to install advanced metering devices that provide daily usage data across all installations.
Siemens is supplying advanced electrical power meters, WinPM.Net energy monitoring software as well as implementation engineering services. Siemens also received orders for project management services along with gas, water and steam flow meters that provide data to the WinPM.Net systems. The Siemens system will enable the allocation and management of electricity, natural gas, steam and water at each base location and provide that data to the Navy for further analysis.
“The U.S. Department of Defense is the single largest energy consumer in the federal government and has set an ambitious goal to improve tracking and analysis of where and how the Department is using energy,” said William C. Hoover, president and CEO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS. “The Department of the Navy is at the forefront of this effort with the AMI program, which will provide it with the necessary tools and intelligence to strategically manage and optimize its energy resources now and in the future.”
“This project exemplifies Siemens’ commitment to improving energy efficiency by offering the broadest range of energy management solutions and services,” says Daryl Dulaney, president and CEO of Siemens Industry, Inc. “It also demonstrates how Siemens is able to combine the strengths of its various divisions, such as Building Technologies and Industry Solutions, to easily deliver a complete solution to its customers.”
About AMERICAN SYSTEMS
Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States, with approximately 1,300 employees nationwide. Based in the Washington, DC, suburb of Chantilly, VA, the company provides systems engineering, technical and managed services to government customers. AMERICAN SYSTEMS was named to the Federal 100 list in 2009 for influencing how the government buys, uses and manages IT. For more information, please visit: www.AmericanSystems.com.
Siemens Industry, Inc. (SII) is the U.S. affiliate of Siemens’ global Industry Sector business–the world’s leading supplier of production, transportation and building technology solutions. The company’s integrated hardware and software technologies enable comprehensive industry-specific solutions for industrial and infrastructure providers to increase their productivity, sustainability and profitability. The Industry Sector includes six divisions: Building Technologies,
Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and OSRAM SYLVANIA. With nearly 222,000 Siemens Industry Sector employees worldwide, the Industry Sector posted a worldwide profit of $5.82 billion on revenues of $57 billion in fiscal 2008. www.usa.siemens.com/Industry.
Source: Siemens Industry, Inc.
In a switch three Norwegian naval officers were cleared of taking kickbacks from Siemens related to contract awards. The three had gone on a golf outing to Spain, I guess all senior sailors are alike no matter what the country, that Siemens paid for. They were exonerated of not knowing who paid for it. Siemens did win some contracts from the Norwegian government at the time. See this article for more.