By Stephen Nakrosis
Ameresco Inc. on Thursday said it will work with Duke Energy Corp. to enhance energy reliability and cybersecurity at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, N.C.
Under the terms of a $38 million contract with Duke, Ameresco said, it will "make key improvements to enhance energy efficiency, resiliency, reliability, and cybersecurity at MCAS Cherry Point, while reducing the site's energy consumption and costs."
The total amount of the utility energy savings contract is $41 million, the company said.
"Having been in continuous operation for more than 75 years, the utility and building systems at MCAS Cherry Point are at varying degrees of serviceability," said Nicole Bulgarino, EVP and general manager of Federal Solutions at Ameresco. "Ameresco appreciates the collaboration that Duke fostered during project development with the Navy and Marine Corps, which has made it possible for us now to deliver much-needed modernization at MCAS Cherry Point," she added.
Ameresco said MCAS Cherry Point is the largest airfield operated by the U.S. Marine Corps, with about 10,000 Marines, Sailors and students stationed at the base, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round.
Ameresco, Inc. provides energy efficiency, infrastructure, renewable energy and other services.
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