ESG Federal Solutions

Energy | Resilience | Efficiency | Safety and Security


A secure, reliable, and constant flow of energy is critical to the operational capabilities of Federal Agencies. Facing aging infrastructure, extreme weather events, and both cyber and physical threats, ESG has a strong track record of developing resilient energy systems for some of our nation’s most vital government operations.

Biodefense Campus

Location: Fort Detrick, MD
Contract Type: EUL
Contract Value: $170 Million 

Housed on the U.S. Army’s Fort Detrick base, the National Interagency Biodefense Campus (NIBC) is the largest secured campus of biosafety level 3 and 4 laboratories in the world. ESG designed and constructed a microgrid system to ensure that critical utilities on the campus remain operational in the event of utility grid failures. ESG is responsible for on-site operations and maintenance of the microgrid, with follow-on work including the extending of direct-buried steam, condensate, and chilled water distribution systems. High-pressure steam and chilled water generation is provided to individual campus load centers via utility interconnections for a fully redundant distribution loop. Providing turnkey design, engineering, installation, commissioning, and procurement for steam and chilled water lateral pipelines, ESG also extended the existing duct banks to the Navy Medical Bio-Defense Research Lab transformers to connect it to the microgrid. Further, ESG provided steam supply and condensate return connections, chilled water supply and return connections, and electrical connection to the new USAMRIID facility. Completed in 2015, it is the largest, most complex biocontainment facility ever built.

NASA Johnson
Space Center

Location: Houston, TX
Contract Type: DOE ESPC
Contract Value: $47 Million

As the home of Mission Control, International Space Station operations, the Orion Program, and various other exploration missions, JSC is one of NASA’s largest sites. Grid outages, whether through capacity constraint, weather related crises, or otherwise, accentuated the need for increased resiliency in support of the critical missions taking place. JSC needed to align with agency goals, ensure power supply, and desired microgrid islanding capability. Competitively selected, ESG developed the first CHP project, and most significant ESPC, in NASA history, enhancing energy and mission surety in a capacity constrained region. The microgrid project will offset purchased electricity and steam with on-site cogeneration of 11.9 MW of electricity and 100,000 lb/hr steam. Electrical power generation of the combustion turbines will be supplemented by a back pressure steam turbine generator. Power output from the CHP plant will be via interconnect at two substations, both primary components of the distribution system. The interconnects will ensure power to critical loads such as Mission Control. The project alone achieves Site Energy Intensity Reduction goals through 2020, and has a visible impact on agency-wide goals.

Marine Corp
Base Albany

Location: Albany, GA
Contract Type: DOE ESPC
Contract Value: $34.6 Million

In order to assist MCLB Albany in exceeding the renewable energy mandates outlined in Executive Order 13423 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), ESG developed, designed, and constructed the Navy’s first landfill gas-to-energy (LFGE) project. Winner of the 2013 Energy Star CHP Award, this project was the result of a cooperative effort between MCLB, ESG, and Dougherty County, GA. The plant produces 1.9 MW of renewable electric power and up to 13.3 MMBtu/h of steam, helping deliver 19% of the Base’s annual energy as renewable. This project also reduced the Base’s energy intensity by 16% from its 2003 baseline, which greatly assists in meeting EPAct goals. The project also included installation and operation of a LFG compression-and-dehydration station, and LFG and condensate pipelines. During a tornado event in early 2017, the project delivered on the capability promise of operating in a parallel or island microgrid mode. Supporting an average load of 500kw for two days until local utility grid power was restored, the LFGE plant was able to provide electricity and heat to keep operations at the maintenance center running in spite of the utility outage and heavily damaged above ground infrastructure on base.


Delivering mission assurance through energy assurance is a pillar of ESG’s commitment for our Federal customers. We know that in order to carry out the critical functions of government, be it advancing the frontiers of research, mission control, search and rescue, homeland security, force projection, or veteran healthcare, mission assurance relies on secure energy infrastructure so you can do the business of government.

Naval Base

Location: San Diego, CA
Contract Type: DOE ESPC
Contract Value: $69.9 Million

With a mission to support the Pacific Fleet, and an emphasis on naval aviation, Naval Base Coronado’s Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) serves as the home port for two aircraft carriers, hosts twenty-three aviation squadrons, and supports eighty additional tenants, including serving as headquarters for five Navy flag officer staffs. NASNI sought to provide significant energy and water savings while enhancing both energy supply and distribution capabilities. ESG designed, developed, and is implementing infrastructure upgrades that eliminate the costly and aged central steam and compressed air distribution systems. The overhaul of this necessary infrastructure enables NASNI to better serve two Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) logistical and industrial commands, including Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, which repairs and maintains Navy and Marine Corps aircraft for rapid return to the fleet. The inherent resiliency in a more efficient infrastructure ensures all NASNI operations are able to carry on their mission critical work with a greater sense of water and energy surety at the shore facilities. This project supports the Navy’s Shore Energy Management goal of reducing shore energy consumption by 50% by 2020.

Fort Rucker

Location: Daleville, AL
Contract Type: UESC
Contract Value: $20.9 Million

As the US Army aviation center of excellence, Fort Rucker supports initial and advanced helicopter training across five airfields, and also serves as the home to the Army Aviation Technical Test Center, performing Army Aviation research and development. To help them meet their federal energy mandates, the Fort was interested in a public-private partnership for developing a chiller plant loop project due to significant maintenance efficiencies and the potential energy savings. Selected by Alabama Power (A Southern Company) to be their ESCO partner, ESG developed a project scope comprised of upgrades at the main base and all five air field locations, including lighting retrofits with occupancy sensors; primarily high-bay fixtures in hangars. Additionally, fuel conversion work for Cairns, Lowe and Hanchey air fields from fuel oil/propane to natural gas was implemented, and included a new gas pipeline/service. Further ECM’s included controls for DX Units, VSDs, and DDC upgrades, chiller replacements, repairing a solar hot water system for a training pool, retro-commissioning, and a new Central Chiller Plant Project which featured a chiller loop and high efficiency heat recovery chillers.

Hill Air Force Base

Location: Utah
Contract Type: DOE ESPC
Contract Value: $41.9 million

Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider, was awarded a $42 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) by the Defense Logistics Agency in May 2018 to implement a wide range of a wide range of energy conservation measures at Hill Air Force Base. These improvements 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. The scope of work includes 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. 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 strongly positioned to develop projects across the full spectrum of federal contracting opportunities, including Energy Savings Performance Contracts with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. ESG is an industry leader in developing and implementing federal government projects under Utility Energy Services Contracts and through public / private partnerships such as Enhanced Use Leases.

Eglin Air
Force Base

Location: Valparaiso, Florida
Contract Type: UESC
Contract Value: $23 Million

Infrastructure resiliency begins with risk management compliance, information assurance procedures and ongoing vulnerability assessments. With security in mind, ESG was competitively selected by Gulf Power to develop, design, and implement an energy management system (EMS) upgrade at Eglin AFB. The solution consisted of building a new and secure network dedicated to communication with existing industrial control systems, including both the HVAC Direct Digital Controls and advanced utility metering systems. The new EMS utilizes energy management software capable of accessing real-time and archived data from disparate automation systems for use in dashboard displays, reporting, and diagnostic analysis. Work included installation of network IT infrastructure; upgrades to the HVAC controls system by installing Enterprise network controllers and components for implementing energy conservation strategies; an energy management software platform that provides useful, integrated data from the HVAC controls and utility metering systems for analysis and reporting; development of a utility billing software tool; and development of a Strategic Energy Master Plan, which serves as a model for other facilities/agencies.

Naval Air Station

Location: Jacksonville, FL
Contract Type: UESC
Contract Value: $33.4 Million 

NAS Jacksonville, one of the Navy’s fastest growing installations, is the largest base in the Navy’s Southeast Region, and is the third largest Naval installation in the nation. As a master air and industrial base, it supports U.S. and allied forces specializing in anti-submarine warfare and training of the best aviators in the world. Looking to increase energy resiliency in support of its mission and to reduce ashore vulnerabilities, NAS Jacksonville sought industry partners that could deliver energy reductions and operational improvements to 70 buildings, as well as provide improved capability to control its energy supply and distribution, without impacting existing budgets and base operation during critical operation. In coordination with the base leadership, ESG crafted an energy strategy in partnership with TECO Peoples Gas to install energy efficiency upgrades to base facilities and infrastructure which included lighting improvements, water saving retrofits, and steam to natural gas conversions. This project provided major annual cost savings and more than 65,000 MBTUs in annual energy savings at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, reducing site energy intensity by over 22 percent annually.


Location: Rockaway, NJ
Contract Type: Army ESPC
Contract Value: $56.3 Million

Established in 1880, Picatinny Arsenal is one of the oldest military installations in the U.S. Situated on a 6,500-acre research and development campus in the northwest corner of northwestern New Jersey, Picatinny operates 2.7 million square feet of indoor floor space and supports over 4,000 personnel. ESG worked with Picatinny Arsenal to develop a plan to prioritize its most critical energy and infrastructure needs, which led to a project reconfiguring the Arsenal’s 60-year old central heating system. ESG installed new steam boilers, hot water boilers, furnaces, and unit heaters to serve the more than 250 existing buildings. An industrial grade monitoring and control system was installed to support future operation and maintenance requirements. The construction schedule required detailed coordination between ESG, subcontractors, the local gas utility, and Arsenal employees and decision makers. ESG operates and maintains the system under the operations portion of the contract allowing the Arsenal to focus greater resources on its core missions. The project is reducing Picatinny’s long-term operating costs by over $100 million and reducing harmful carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen dioxide emissions by an estimated 1 million tons.

ESG Federal project awards

Picatinny Arsenal, NJ2001 - 23rd Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award
2002 - AMC 2nd Place Energy Award Winner in Energy Efficiency/Energy Management
2003 - 25th Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award
2006 - 28th Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award 
2009 - 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award
2010 - 32nd Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award
2013 - 35th Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award
Detroit Arsenal, MI2009 - 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award, Individual category 
Fort Detrick, MD2008 - Infrastructure Award - National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) 
The Fort Detrick Central Utility Plant earned Star Status from OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), a prestigious safety and health certification that recognizes employers and workers in private industry and federal agencies who have implemented exemplary occupational safety and health management systems.
Corpus Christi Army Depot, TX2004 - 26th Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award
Eglin Air Force Base, FL2008 - Federal Energy and Water Management Award 
2015 -  FEMP Energy and Water Conservation Award
Marine Corps Logistics Base, GADelivery Order 1: 2005 Gold Level Achievement Winner of the Secretary of the Navy Energy Conservation Program
Delivery Order 2: 2010 Gold Level Achievement Winner of the Secretary of the Navy Energy Conservation Program
Delivery Order 2: 2011 Winner of the Secretary of the Navy Energy Conservation Program
Delivery Order 2: 2012 Association of Energy Engineers’ Region 2 Renewable Energy Project Award
Delivery Order 2: 2012 Federal Energy and Water Management Award
Delivery Order 2: Society of American Military Engineers 2013 Net Zero Sustainability Award
Delivery Order 2: 2013 CHP Energy Star Award
NAS Pensacola, FLNaval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NAVFAC SE) Contractor Safety Letter of Recognition
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast and the Naval Air Station Pensacola Public Works Department presented a Safety Through Awards and Recognition (STAR) program award to Gulf Power and its on-site provider, Energy Systems Group, on June 6, 2013, for achievements in safety.
Fort Rucker, AL2014 - Defense Community Installation Excellence Award
2015 - Secretary of the Army Energy Award
NSB Kings Bay, GA2013 - Secretary of Navy's Energy Platinum Award
MCSF Blount Island, FL Platinum Certification for FY 2012 by the US Navy Energy Program - one of only 3 USMC installations world wide
NAS Jacksonville, FL2012 Presidential Installation Excellence Award
DOE FEMP 2012 Federal Energy and Water Management Award
SECNAV Energy and Water Management Award, in the Navy Large Shore Category for FY 2011
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC2005 - USAF REAP Award - one of only three bases worldwide to gain this recognition.
2004 - DoE Energy Efficiency / Energy Program Management Award to Small Groups.
Shaw AFB, SC 2003 - DoE Federal Energy & Water Conservation Award - Individual Category.
Pope AFB, NC 2003 - Air Mobility Command Energy Award in the Industrial Category.
Naval Station Great Lakes, IL2015 - Star Safety Award Certificate for your outstanding performance and commitment to SAFETY on the Steam Decentralization Project at Naval Station Great Lakes
USCG Portsmouth, VA2016 - FY16 USCG Sustainability, Energy, and Environmental Readiness (SEER) - Winner, Overall Sustainability

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