DVIDS – News – NAVFAC Southwest receives SECNAV Energy Excellence Award for technology development and acquisition

SAN DIEGO – Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Southwest was honored on October 8 in Washington DC with a 2021 Energy Award from the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) in the Technology Development category.

The SECNAV Energy Excellence Awards program annually recognizes excellence in energy security, new technologies, innovation, program management and efficiency across the Department of the Navy. This year’s submissions reflect the hard work and dedication of ministry leaders who appreciate the importance of energy security and its influence on readiness, lethality and modernization.

NAVFAC Southwest’s procurement and public works team has awarded six Energy Service Contracts (UESCs) valued at over $ 43.2 million between fiscal year 2017 and 2021. These projects will result in energy savings of approximately 125,000 MBTU and $ 3.2 million per year for the Department of Marine.

“The NAVFAC Southwest energy and procurement team has embraced these requirements and faced the challenges head-on to successfully improve the overall energy security position in the Southwest AOR,” said Andrew Baughman, Director of Energy Programs for NAVFAC Southwest. “From initial design to project development and award, to construction and implementation, this team successfully awarded these complex projects within unprecedented time frames. This has only been possible through excellent teamwork and coordination internally as well as with SW Navy and USMC facilities, as well as exceptional relationships with our utility partners.

These projects spanned multiple Navy and Marine Corps facilities with three separate regulated utility companies. Facilities benefiting from these projects include the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Division at Port Hueneme, Naval Air Station Lemoore, Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Seal Beach, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Marine Corps Air Station ( MCAS) Miramar and Marine Base Corps (MCB) Camp Pendleton. The utility partners under contract for these projects are San Diego Gas and Electric, Southern California Gas Company and Southern California Edison.

These projects will implement various innovative technologies, including a photovoltaic carport with electric voltage recharging stations in conjunction with battery storage in the NSWC division of Port Hueneme, water heat pumps with water loop recovered resilient to MCAS Miramar, a high efficiency dehumidification system for critical buildings. at NWS Seal Beach, expansion of facility measurement and control systems at MCB Camp Pendleton, potable water resilience and upgrade to a solar thermal system for a Bachelor Enlisted Quarters at NAS Lemoore.
These projects include renovations and upgrades to lighting, upgrades to HVAC and control systems, re-commissioning of various control systems, boiler upgrades and replacements, commissioning implementation of frequency converters, irrigation upgrades and various other technologies to improve efficiency and resilience.

The statutes and policy require that all UESC projects be economically viable, profitable, intended for demand-side management and conservation programs, and include public service incentives. In addition, Navy policy requires that all energy projects meet the requirements outlined in “P-602 The 3 Pillars of Energy Security”. Overall, these requirements can make the economics of the project very difficult, which can cause many projects to fall behind on project timelines. Incentives received from the three utility companies include extended equipment warranties, performance assurance for specific technologies, and maintenance and maintenance services. The value of these incentives exceeds $ 175,000.

To read the announcement of the SECNAV 2021 Energy Excellence Award winners, please visit:

Date taken: 10.08.2021
Date posted: 10.15.2021 15:33
Story ID: 407367
Site: SAN DIEGO, California, United States

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