EEAP Level One Energy Optimization Assessment
Location: Fort McCoy
Owner: US Army Corps of Engineers
An energy assessment was conducted at Fort McCoy as a part of the Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) initiative. The purpose of the assessment was to identify energy inefficiencies and wastes in representative buildings within the Garrison, and to propose energy related projects with applicable funding and execution methods that could enable the installation to meet the energy reduction requirements mandated by Executive Orders 13423 and 13514, Energy Policy Act (EPAct) 2005, and EISA 2007.
The assessment included a Level I study of energy conservation opportunities in 30 representative buildings, including an analysis of controls, HVAC, lighting, building envelope, internal mechanical/electrical loads, and any other energy consuming, energy generating, or energy interfacing systems. Water consumption and savings, and opportunities to use renewable energy resources were also evaluated. The study identified 393 different energy conservation measures (ECMs) that were considered. The study found a total energy savings of $799,262/year with an investment of $12,697,894 to implement the ECMs, which results in a simple payback of 15.9 years.
Wind Turbine Power Generation
In 2011, Sain Engineering Associates (SEA) performed fluid flow analysis, power generation calculations, and cost savings calculations to determine if power generation using wind energy was a viable option for Fort McCoy. The analysis identified an annual cost savings of $182,372 and an estimated implementation cost of $3,000,000 for a 1 MW turbine at 60-90 m height.
Waste Water Treatment Plant Improvements (Bioenergy)
In 2011, Sain Engineering Associates (SEA) performed power generation calculations and cost savings calculations to determine if power generation using bioenergy was a viable option for Fort McCoy. The analysis identified an annual cost savings of $13,516 and an estimated implementation cost of $31,953 for aeration blowers, a storage tank, and other materials.