Alliant Energy Integrated Services - Cogenex Begins $6 Million in Energy Upgrades at Patuxent River Naval Air Station

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Alliant Energy Integrated Services

    LEXINGTON PARK, Md., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
     Alliant Energy Integrated Services - Cogenex has begun nearly $6 million
 in work that will reduce costs and improve the energy efficiency of the
 Patuxent River Naval Air Station.  Company officials estimate the upgrades
 will save the station more than $300,000 annually when the work is completed
 later this year.
     In addition to the environmental benefits of reduced energy usage, the
 upgrades will eliminate the discharge of water from an equipment cooling
 system into the Chesapeake Bay.  The state of Maryland recently determined
 that the discharge is environmentally detrimental to the bay's water quality.
     The Patuxent River Naval Air Station houses the U.S. Naval Air Systems
 Command, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division and approximately
 50 tenant activities.  The facility serves as the research, development,
 testing and evaluation, engineering and fleet support center for the Navy's
 air platforms.  The facility includes 935 buildings and employs more than
 18,000 people.
     Alliant Energy Integrated Services - Cogenex is doing the work with its
 partner, Co-Energy Group, L.L.C.  The work is being performed under the
 Department of Energy's Geothermal Technology Specific Super Energy Savings
 Performance Contract.  Alliant Energy Integrated Services - Cogenex and
 Co-Energy were chosen for the project based on their experience with
 geothermal heating and cooling solutions and flexible approach to the
 installation's needs.
     Alliant Energy Integrated Services - Cogenex and Co-Energy have begun
 construction on the project, which will include the installation of 125 new
 geothermal heat pumps to replace existing conventional heating and cooling
 systems in buildings on the base.  Geothermal systems use the earth's energy
 to heat and cool building spaces.  The systems use heat captured from solar
 energy to heat in the winter and return it to the earth during the summer.
 Alliant Energy Integrated Services - Cogenex has installed more than
 10,000 tons of geothermal heating and cooling systems in facilities across the
 country since 1986.
     Other components of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station project include
 heating, ventilating and air conditioning improvements in buildings on the
 site, installation of energy management systems, and upgrades to lighting
 systems. The company expects to complete the project in the fall of this year.
     "We are honored to be chosen by the Patuxent River Naval Air Station to
 make these energy-efficiency improvements," said Jon Bancks, president of
 Alliant Energy Integrated Services - Cogenex.  "A growing number of government
 and institutional customers are turning to energy-saving geothermal systems to
 reduce their energy costs and be more environmentally responsible.  We are
 pleased that we were able to propose and implement a flexible approach that
 will generate long-term benefits for this important Naval facility."
     Alliant Energy Integrated Services - Cogenex is one of the five business
 platforms of Alliant Energy Integrated Services, the diversified energy and
 environmental engineering subsidiary of Alliant Energy (NYSE:   LNT), a growing
 energy company based in Madison, Wis.  Alliant Energy Integrated
 Services - Cogenex was formed in January 2001 from the integration of Energy
 Assets of King of Prussia, Penn.; EUA Cogenex of Lowell, Mass.; and Alliant
 Energy Integrated Services - Energy Applications of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
     Alliant Energy Integrated Services provides energy consulting, on-site
 generation and energy infrastructure, energy procurement and environmental
 engineering and construction management services for commercial, industrial,
 institutional, educational and government customers.  Information about the
 company is found on-line at http://www.alliantenergyisco.com
 
 

SOURCE Alliant Energy Integrated Services
    LEXINGTON PARK, Md., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
     Alliant Energy Integrated Services - Cogenex has begun nearly $6 million
 in work that will reduce costs and improve the energy efficiency of the
 Patuxent River Naval Air Station.  Company officials estimate the upgrades
 will save the station more than $300,000 annually when the work is completed
 later this year.
     In addition to the environmental benefits of reduced energy usage, the
 upgrades will eliminate the discharge of water from an equipment cooling
 system into the Chesapeake Bay.  The state of Maryland recently determined
 that the discharge is environmentally detrimental to the bay's water quality.
     The Patuxent River Naval Air Station houses the U.S. Naval Air Systems
 Command, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division and approximately
 50 tenant activities.  The facility serves as the research, development,
 testing and evaluation, engineering and fleet support center for the Navy's
 air platforms.  The facility includes 935 buildings and employs more than
 18,000 people.
     Alliant Energy Integrated Services - Cogenex is doing the work with its
 partner, Co-Energy Group, L.L.C.  The work is being performed under the
 Department of Energy's Geothermal Technology Specific Super Energy Savings
 Performance Contract.  Alliant Energy Integrated Services - Cogenex and
 Co-Energy were chosen for the project based on their experience with
 geothermal heating and cooling solutions and flexible approach to the
 installation's needs.
     Alliant Energy Integrated Services - Cogenex and Co-Energy have begun
 construction on the project, which will include the installation of 125 new
 geothermal heat pumps to replace existing conventional heating and cooling
 systems in buildings on the base.  Geothermal systems use the earth's energy
 to heat and cool building spaces.  The systems use heat captured from solar
 energy to heat in the winter and return it to the earth during the summer.
 Alliant Energy Integrated Services - Cogenex has installed more than
 10,000 tons of geothermal heating and cooling systems in facilities across the
 country since 1986.
     Other components of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station project include
 heating, ventilating and air conditioning improvements in buildings on the
 site, installation of energy management systems, and upgrades to lighting
 systems. The company expects to complete the project in the fall of this year.
     "We are honored to be chosen by the Patuxent River Naval Air Station to
 make these energy-efficiency improvements," said Jon Bancks, president of
 Alliant Energy Integrated Services - Cogenex.  "A growing number of government
 and institutional customers are turning to energy-saving geothermal systems to
 reduce their energy costs and be more environmentally responsible.  We are
 pleased that we were able to propose and implement a flexible approach that
 will generate long-term benefits for this important Naval facility."
     Alliant Energy Integrated Services - Cogenex is one of the five business
 platforms of Alliant Energy Integrated Services, the diversified energy and
 environmental engineering subsidiary of Alliant Energy (NYSE:   LNT), a growing
 energy company based in Madison, Wis.  Alliant Energy Integrated
 Services - Cogenex was formed in January 2001 from the integration of Energy
 Assets of King of Prussia, Penn.; EUA Cogenex of Lowell, Mass.; and Alliant
 Energy Integrated Services - Energy Applications of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
     Alliant Energy Integrated Services provides energy consulting, on-site
 generation and energy infrastructure, energy procurement and environmental
 engineering and construction management services for commercial, industrial,
 institutional, educational and government customers.  Information about the
 company is found on-line at http://www.alliantenergyisco.com
 
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