Once fully operational, the microgrid will provide resiliency, incorporate renewable energy, and allow operations at mission-critical facilities to continue if the utility power grid is compromised or damaged. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2018. “Advancing this first-of-its-kind project to the construction phase is a significant milestone. Once commissioned, the microgrid solution will help achieve energy efficiency, reliability and cost-saving goals, and protect essential flight line operations.” Greg Clum, President of Federal Services at Black & Veatch "MCAS Miramar is a proven leader in renewable energy deployment. This project will not only enhance future renewable energy implementation, but help reduce utility demand charges by facilitating demand response programs and enabling better management of energy loads throughout the installation." Daniel Vesey, U.S. Navy Global Account Manager, Energy and Sustainability Services, Schneider Electric Construction will include the buildout of a new diesel and natural gas power plant and refurbishment of an existing building into an advanced energy and water operations center (EWOC). The EWOC will provide microgrid and plant operators, and base energy personnel with direct control of the integrated microgrid control system, utilizing Schneider Electric’s OASyS SCADA software. The microgrid will also integrate existing power generated from renewable energy sources including biogas from a local landfill and solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, and future energy storage. About Schneider Electric Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment. www.schneider-electric.us Editor’s Notes: Contracting activity was performed through the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest (NAVFAC Southwest). More than 15,000 service members and their families reside at MCAS Miramar, which is home to Marines and Sailors from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing’s mission is to provide combat ready expeditionary aviation forces capable of short notice worldwide deployment to Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) fleet and unified commanders. The microgrid island at Miramar will cover more than 100 mission-critical facilities, including all flight line operations. Black & Veatch Media Contact Information: BEATRICE LIVIOCO | +1 571-366-6984 P | +1 240-401-5504 M | email@example.com-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866-496-9149 Schneider Electric Media Contact Information: RENATTA SIEWERT| +1 212-331-8402 P | Renatta.Siewert@text100.com 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. 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