Lockheed Martin is partnering with the U.S. Department of
Energy (DOE) to increase energy efficiency through data center consolidation
and information technology enhancements for the DOE complex.
This is the first ever Federal Energy Savings Performance
Contract (ESPC) focused solely on reaching sustainability goals through
improved IT practices. In 2010, President Obama announced an effort to close
more than 800 government data centers by 2015 in order to save taxpayers an
estimated $3 billion.
“Lockheed Martin has a record of implementing energy
efficient IT enhancements at the DOE’s Hanford site and we are excited to bring
these best practices across the department,” said Greg Caplan, senior
manager for Energy Performance Contracting, Lockheed Martin.
“Together we have proven that sustainable IT
practices, such as data center consolidation, virtualization and cloud computing,
can help federal agencies reach their sustainability goals and save money for
citizens,” Caplan added.
Following an assessment and audit at the designated
sites, Lockheed Martin will design and construct projects that meet the sites’
energy and IT needs and arrange financing to pay for them. Projects under this
program are required to generate savings sufficient to cover annual financing
cost and generate positive annual cash flow to the government after financing
“Energy Savings Performance Contracts are a way to
deliver budget-neutral energy efficiency project to government agencies.”
As Lockheed Martin’s customers are challenged to reach
sustainability targets under immense budget pressures, and the company hope to
share and replicate this model as a way to get there and improve IT
infrastructure in the process.
Lockheed Martin was
selected by the Department of Energy in 2008 as one of 16 companies chosen to compete
for task orders under its Super Energy Savings Performance Contract. In
addition, the Corporation is a leader in IT, energy efficiency, smart grid and
cyber security programs across the government and the energy industry.
By Telecomlead.com Team