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CHIPS Articles: SSC Atlantic Receives $797K Energy Saving Rebate Check

SSC Atlantic Receives $797K Energy Saving Rebate Check
By Tommy Groves, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public Affairs - April-June 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. (NNS) -- Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) received a rebate check from South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) in the amount of $797,215 May 26 at the Naval Weapons Station Joint Base Charleston.

The rebate check is a result of successful energy savings rebate initiatives under SCE&G's EnergyWise for your Business Program.

Energy savings were accomplished during recent upgrades and improvements accomplished though SSC Atlantic Facilities' Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with Johnson Controls. The ESPC contract allows SSC Atlantic to upgrade aged infrastructure with new, energy efficient replacements with no upfront costs; the energy savings will pay for the project.

"This was a real team effort," said Capt. Amy Burin, commanding officer SSC Atlantic. "We worked with the Army Corps of Engineers out of Huntsville, Alabama to set up the ESPC, we worked with contract awardee Johnson Controls and with SCE&G to verify and measure the energy savings. Energy reform must shape every decision we make; during research, development and procurement of our systems, during training operations, and daily life aboard ship, on base and in our homes."

Seven energy conservation measures (ECMs) were incorporated with the project, ranging from efficient lighting to HVAC controls systems and complete replacement of large scale chillers and cooling towers; work was accomplished in 39 of SSC Atlantic's facilities.

The project's aim was to implement Navy energy savings policy to reduce energy costs and meet budgetary efficiencies within SSC Atlantic. This project is guaranteed to save SSC Atlantic nearly 20 percent per year in energy costs, about $575K annually. The original construction cost was awarded at $7.4 million covering a performance period of 20 years.

The contract was awarded in September of 2013. The rebate qualifying work was recently inspected and verified by SCE&G in order to complete the process culminating with the $797,215 check presentation.

SSC Atlantic makes IT count for the warfighter and the nation. The SSC Atlantic team rapidly delivers and supports solutions that enable information dominance for naval, joint, national and coalition warfighters.

SSC Atlantic develops, acquires, and provides life cycle support for command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems, information technology (IT), and space capabilities. SSC Atlantic is a leading edge Navy engineering center that designs, builds, tests, fields and supports many of the finest frontline C4ISR systems in use today, and those being planned for the future.

For more news from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/spawar/.

CHARLESTON, S.C.  (26MAY15) Captain Amy Burin, Commanding Officer of Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic, along with Executive Director Steve Dunn, Facilities Manager Darrell Denaux and Energy Program Manager Tom Egbert accept a rebate check from South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) in the amount of $797,215 May 26 at the Naval Weapons Station - Joint Base Charleston. The check is a result of successful energy savings rebate initiatives under SSC Atlantic's Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) and SCE&G's EnergyWise for your Business program. U.S. Navy photo by Joe Bullinger.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (26MAY15) Captain Amy Burin, Commanding Officer of Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic, along with Executive Director Steve Dunn, Facilities Manager Darrell Denaux and Energy Program Manager Tom Egbert accept a rebate check from South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) in the amount of $797,215 May 26 at the Naval Weapons Station - Joint Base Charleston. The check is a result of successful energy savings rebate initiatives under SSC Atlantic's Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) and SCE&G's EnergyWise for your Business program. U.S. Navy photo by Joe Bullinger.

CHARLESTON, S.C.  (26MAY15) Captain Amy Burin, Commanding Officer of Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic, speaking at the ceremony to accept a rebate check from South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) in the amount of $797,215 May 26 at the Naval Weapons Station - Joint Base Charleston. The check is a result of successful energy savings rebate initiatives under SSC Atlantic's Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) and SCE&G's EnergyWise for your Business program. U.S. Navy photo by Joe Bullinger.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (26MAY15) Captain Amy Burin, Commanding Officer of Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic, speaking at the ceremony to accept a rebate check from South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) in the amount of $797,215 May 26 at the Naval Weapons Station - Joint Base Charleston. The check is a result of successful energy savings rebate initiatives under SSC Atlantic's Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) and SCE&G's EnergyWise for your Business program. U.S. Navy photo by Joe Bullinger.
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