MCLB Albany announces new energy system

(ALBANY, Ga)- The Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany cut the ribbon Tuesday on a new power supply for the installation.

It’s known as a Borehole Thermal Energy Storage (BTES), and it’s the first one to be built on an armed forces installation in the United States.

According to the installation’s Commanding Officer, Alphonso Trimble, the new energy system will make the base more energy efficient.

The Commanding Officer tells us, “It’ll make us more energy resillient and energy efficient. As a matter of fact, when we installed this system, we saved about 42 million gallons of water a year in our cooling requirement.”

BTE Systems were first implemented in the United States in 2015.