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Title: Photovoltaic DER System Could Save USPS $25,000 per Year in Marina del Rey, California

In numerous projects, government agencies are demonstrating the economic and environmental value of using distributed energy resources (DER) to provide reliable electricity for Federal facilities. These projects also show how renewable DER systems such as photovoltaics (PV) can be effectively integrated into utility power grids to provide added power during peak demand periods in populous regions and states. This four-page case study describes a recent project in which the United States Postal Service (USPS) worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), a national laboratory, the local utility, and a private company to install a PV DER system at the USPS Marina Processing and Distribution Center in Inglewood, California. This system is expected to shave 10% off the facility's 1.2-megawatt peak power demand and save more $25,000 per year in utility costs.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
15002863
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102002-1602
TRN: US200420%%97
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Miscellaneous
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Nov 2002; Related Information: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Distributed Energy Resources Case Study
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO. (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CALIFORNIA; DISTRIBUTION; ECONOMICS; ELECTRICITY; ENERGY MANAGEMENT; MARINAS; PEAK LOAD; POSTAL SERVICES; PROCESSING; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SOLAR ENERGY; BUILDINGS RENEWABLE ENERGY; FEDERAL BUILDINGS; ENERGY SAVINGS; PEAK POWER; DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES; FEDERAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM; BUILDINGS; SOLAR ENERGY - PHOTOVOLTAICS