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ESG and Hill AFB Celebrate Completion of Solar Array

Seven months ahead of schedule, officials at Hill Air Force Base unveiled a ground-mounted solar array connected to the base’s electric grid.

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider, joined Hill Air Force Base (AFB) officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the installation of a new 3.55 megawatt (MW) direct control solar photovoltaic (PV) array that will help increase Hill AFB’s renewable energy production. Event speakers included Colonel Jon A. Eberlan, Commander of the 75th Air Base Wing; Nickolas King, Base Energy Manager; Harry Briesmaster, Base Civil Engineer, and Steve Spanbauer, ESG Senior Vice President.

The solar PV is part of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) awarded to ESG by the Defense Logistics Agency in May 2018. Power generated by the new array will be used as it is produced and will provide Hill AFB with increased energy production that will be particularly useful during peak electrical consumption periods during the summer months.

ESG is currently implementing a wide range of energy conservation measures that will help Hill AFB add energy resilience and offset conventional energy sources with renewable green-energy production including new LED lighting in 162 buildings to save energy and improve lighting conditions and upgrades to the steam distribution system, compressed air system, and various other ventilation and control systems.

ESG - Hill AFB Base Solar Event Photos

Photo Details: (Left to right) Nickolas King, base energy manager, Harry Briesmaster, 75th Civil Engineer Group director, Col. Jon Eberlan, 75th Air Base Wing commander, and Steven Spanbauer, senior vice president of the Federal Business Unit at Energy Systems Group, cut the ribbon during a ceremony at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, announcing the completion of the new ground-mounted solar array. The array was installed through an energy savings performance contract, which means there is no upfront cost to the government. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

ENERGY SYSTEMS GROUP®, a wholly owned subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, Inc., is a leading sustainable energy solutions provider that specializes in energy efficiency, sustainability, resiliency, and infrastructure improvement solutions in the government, education, healthcare, commercial, and industrial sectors. ESG also offers a full range of sustainable infrastructure solutions including waste-to-energy, distributed generation, and renewable energy. To learn more about ESG, visit  www.energysystemsgroup.com.