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February 10, 2021

Schneider Electric Awards Combined Heat & Power Project to Combustion Associates, Inc.

Corona, California, February 10, 2021 - Combustion Associates, Inc. (CAI) based in Corona, California, was recently awarded three major contracts by Schneider Electric (SE), based in Houston, Texas, for the engineering and procurement of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant that SE is constructing for U.S. Air Base.

In its role as an ESCO for the U.S. Department of Defense, SE in the process of constructing elements of the $167M Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) at Yokota Air Base (YAB), Japan.  Under the awarded task order SE will construct a 10 MW CHP plant for which CAI will provide the power generation systems, switchgear and heat recovery steam generators, along with systems integration technical services.   The CHP plant will operate in parallel with the utility company to offset YAB’s electricity consumption while providing steam for the basewide distributed heating system. The CHP plant will also have the ability to function in “island” mode and as an alternate prime-power source upon loss of grid power.

“CAI is honored to be working with Schneider Electric on this energy-resiliency project for our U.S. government to reduce its carbon footprint.  It is the beginning of a long-term partnership between CAI and SE,” said Mukund Kavia, CAI Chairman.

“We’re glad to have partnered with CAI on this critical infrastructure and energy resiliency project in the Far East.  They bring decades of experience in power generation and “turn-key” energy solutions,” stated Taha Taha, SE Senior Project Manager for Federal Projects and Programs.

The first phase of the project, which is equipment delivery, is forecasted to be complete by fourth quarter 2021.