MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard Academy to Celebrate Completion of Major Energy Management Project

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard Academy to Celebrate Completion of Major Energy Management Project

What: A speaking program, ribbon cutting, and tour to celebrate the completion of an unprecedented two-year holistic energy management project that brought $39 million in capital improvements to the United States Coast Guard Academy. The project ushers in a new era of energy efficiency, resiliency, and sustainability at the 87-year old campus.


Rear Adm. William Kelly, Superintendent, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Rear Adm. Nathan A. Moore, Assistant Commandant for Engineering & Logistics, COMDT (CG-4), U.S. Coast Guard

Penni Conner, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, Eversource

Greg Caplan, Senior Director – Business Development, Ameresco


When:   Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

               10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Where: Leamy Hall

               U.S. Coast Guard Academy

               31 Mohegan Ave Pkwy, New London, CT 06320              




  • The massive project was funded through energy cost savings and a $72.6 million Utility Energy Service Contract – the largest ever awarded by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security.


  • It will reduce overall energy consumption by 48 percent, reduce water consumption by more than 15 percent, and save the Academy more than $2 million in annual energy costs (an 80 percent reduction).


  • The project will reduce the Academy’s carbon emissions by around 7,800 metric tons of CO2 per year, equivalent to taking more than 1,600 cars off the road.


  •      The project modernized the Academy’s energy infrastructure, from the barracks to the academic laboratories. More than a dozen upgrades were completed across 30 campus buildings including replacing a fuel oil-fired boiler plant with a high-efficiency natural gas plant and also adding a combined heat and power plant that generates one megawatt of electricity onsite with a microturbine generator.