Henrico County Government Facilities

Henrico County Solar PV Assessments

Scope of Services
PV Feasibility Study
Utility Rate Study
Electrical Systems Assessment
RFP Technical Review
 

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability and reducing energy use and cost, Henrico County contracted with 2RW to help it identify County facilities where PV installations could drive energy savings.

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Services

2RW led a feasibility study in Henrico County to identify viable locations for PV installations. In partnership with 2RW, the County selected three sites for detailed study from an initial list of 18. Services included:

  • Analysis of building age and roof and/or site area to determine suitability for a PV array and the potential array size.
  • Modeling of annual array production estimates on the three best sites to predict peak demand and annual utility cost savings.
  • A utility rate study comparing cost savings under each of Dominion Energy’s available rate schedules to identify the most advantageous utility rate.
  • Assessment of the building’s electrical systems to identify power system modifications required to support PV connections.
  • Management of a structural engineering sub-consultant to conduct site assessments.
  • Development of a detailed report summarizing structural and electrical feasibility, supplemental electrical work anticipated for successful installation, and projected energy and cost savings.
  • Technical review of an RFP developed to identify a solar provider.
Results

The solar PV feasibility study identified three viable locations in Henrico County for PV installations (Libbie Mill Library, Western Government Center Parking Deck, and the Mental Health East Clinic) and summarized the energy and financial savings potential for each site.

Scope of Services
PV Feasibility Study
Utility Rate Study
Electrical Systems Assessment
RFP Technical Review
 

OWNER: Henrico County, VA

TIMEFRAME: 2018

SIZE: 400,000 SF

COST: N/A