ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has officially awarded a $170 million contract for an energy conservation and generation project at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany.
It will enable the base to reduce energy use, increase energy security and meet energy demands from renewable sources.
"We can produce electricity with this generator much cheaper than we can buy it from normal traditional sources," said MCLB Albany Commanding Officer James C. Carroll III.
The project includes the installation of a biomass-fueled, steam-to-electricity generator, high-efficiency transformers, lighting and boiler upgrades.
The base will also expand its current landfill gas electricity generator to help fully serve the base's annual energy demand with renewable energy produced on site.