BBNC subsidiary CCI Group, LLC helps Army surpass $1 billion in energy savings

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BBNC subsidiary CCI Group, LLC helps Army surpass $1 billion in energy savings CCI Group competitively awarded contract from Alabama Power Company as a part of a $23 million Utility Energy Savings Contract at the Anniston (AL) Army Depot

Duncan Morrison
51 3rd Street, Building 5
Shalimar, FL 32579

Alabama Power Company competitively awarded CCI Group, a wholly-­owned subsidiary of Bristol Bay Native Corporation, the Utility Energy Savings Contract (UESC) for the construction, upgrade and modernization of outdated utilities at the Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, Alabama. The UESC award effectively surpasses the $1 billion milestone for energy savings within the Army, and is part of the Energy Savings and Performance-­Based Contracting Investments Initiative to reduce energy consumption across government agencies by $4 billion by 2016, which was announced by President Obama in 2011. To date, the Army has contributed approximately 33% of all energy savings achieved or planned under the initiative.

CCI Group is a Department of Energy Qualified Energy Services Company and specializes in these innovative and unique design build finance energy savings contracts. CCI Group was selected after extensive and competitive evaluation in accordance with the Utility Energy Services Contract process and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 requirements.

Alabama Power Company and the CCI Group team will primarily be responsible for the replacement and modernization of Depot-­wide inefficient central heating and process high pressure steam plants, HVAC equipment and controls, interior and exterior lighting, compressed air equipment and distributions, and potable water fixtures. The project is anticipated to reduce annual utility consumption by 167,000 MMBTU per year, resulting in an annual operating cost reduction approaching $2.2 million. The sum of annual greenhouse gas emission reductions for this project is equivalent to the energy consumed by 1,786 homes per year, according to EPA calculations.

Upon completion, the new plant and rehabilitated high pressure steam distribution will not only meet today’s process steam requirements, but will be designed for extensive flexibility so that it remains an efficient source of process steam well into the future -­ capable of effectively supporting ANAD’s continuously evolving mission.

“CCI Group is honored to be selected by Alabama Power Company and by Anniston Army Depot to provide mission-­ critical facility infrastructure improvements that will also save millions,” said Duncan Morrison, President and CEO of CCI Group. “Both Alabama Power Company and CCI Group have a long history of supporting federal agencies through energy savings and facility recapitalization projects under UESC programs, and are excited to be part of the larger energy savings effort within the Army. We look forward to continuing to work with the Army and other federal agencies as they reach new efficiency milestones.”

CCI Group, formed in 2006, is a graduated SBA 8(a) participant and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC), an Alaska Native Corporation. Formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, BBNC is a diversified holding company with more than 10,000 Aleut, Eskimo, and Indian shareholders, and is engaged in number of commercial and government oriented lines of business including energy efficiency services and design build construction. CCI Group, LLC is a Department of Energy (DOE) Qualified Energy Services Company (ESCO).