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August 28, 2021

Joint Base San Antonio Microgrid Project, US

By Carmen

The Joint Base San Antonio Microgrid Project is a smart grid project being developed in San Antonio, Texas, US. It is a distributed generation microgrid renewable integration project.

The installation of the project began in 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2021.

Description

The Joint Base San Antonio Microgrid Project is currently under construction and will use smart grid technology. The project has a rated capacity of 20MW.

The $133.5m smart grid project is owned by US Defense Logistics Agency and is being installed by Ameresco.

The Joint Base San Antonio Microgrid Project has the following equipment associated with it:

– 4 MW/8 MWh Battery Energy Storage
– Gas Fired Backup Generation
– Solar Power Supply
– Thermal Power Supply

Joint Base San Antonio Microgrid Project development status

The development of Joint Base San Antonio Microgrid Project was started in 2018. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2021.

Contractors involved

US Defense Logistics Agency has partnered with Ameresco to construct and complete the Joint Base San Antonio Microgrid Project.

Additional information

– The microgrid will be integrating 20 MW of onsite energy PV assets, of which 4 MW of gas fired backup generation and 4 MW/8 MWh of battery energy storage.

About Ameresco

Ameresco Inc (Ameresco) is a provider of comprehensive renewable energy services. The company is a cleantech integrator, and renewable asset developer, owner and operator. It offers energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions. The company also develops, constructs and operates renewable energy plants. Ameresco sells electricity, processed landfill gas, heat or cooling produced by its small-scale plants from renewable energy sources. It also provides consulting services, enterprise energy management services, and sale of solar PV energy products and systems. The company serves federal, housing authorities, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, and commercial and industrial customers in North America and Europe. Ameresco is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, the US.

Methodology

All publicly-announced smart grid projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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