Air Force awards UESC at Holloman AFB

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TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, is receiving energy efficiency and infrastructure improvements through a recently awarded Utility Energy Service Contract.

The contract was awarded May 14 by Holloman’s 49th Contracting Squadron in partnership with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Energy Directorate. 
The $9.4 million UESC Task Order, awarded to New Mexico Gas Company, Inc., is a collaborative effort between the utility service company, Holloman AFB and AFCEC — a primary subordinate unit of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center.

The contract will support Holloman’s energy assurance needs by reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs, to support the Air Force’s goal to improve resilience, optimize demand and assure a vital energy supply for conservation and resiliency measures. 

The award is expected to generate an energy savings of 22,810 million British thermal units.

“This UESC award marks a milestone in the Air Force third-party financed program with the inclusion of guaranteed savings, annual measurement and verification inspections, reducing the financial risks to the Air Force,” said Mark Dent, project manager for AFCEC’s Energy Directorate. 

As part of the 20-year performance period, the utility will conduct annual M&V inspections and reporting to verify savings are being achieved per the contract. Beyond the notable milestone, the UESC at Holloman AFB includes both conservation measures and power generation for use with future resiliency components, such as battery energy storage.   

The project scope provides for LED lighting upgrades in 84 facilities covering 1.9 million square feet and the installation of solar photovoltaic roofing system. The structures selected for the solar roofing are “T” structures used for equipment and material storage that act as sunshades.

The UESC program allows servicing utilities to provide government customers with energy and water efficiency improvements and demand-reduction services by leveraging third-party funds for energy conservation measures. Since 2015, AFCEC has collaborated with contracting groups to develop and award more than $1.4 billion third-party contracts. 

Installations interested in pursuing energy projects can visit the CAC-enabled web site for the Office of Energy Assurance at