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MOA goes green

Posted 6/5/2013   Updated 6/5/2013 Email story   Print story


by Robins Public Affairs

6/5/2013 - ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base is now receiving 100 percent of its power from renewable energy sources.

Supplied by Flint Energies, the museum's green efforts are made possible through power generated at the Houston County landfill, located off Ga. Highway 247 near Hawkinsville. The base had been buying green energy for the Eagle Building since 2009.

"Flint Energies is proud to assist the Air Force with its goal of being environmentally responsible with this purchase of green energy for the entire museum," said Jimmy Autry, Flint's senior vice president. "The relationship between the museum and Flint goes all the way back through the museum's history."

According to Flint, the new Commercial Green Energy rate - which the museum is the first to take advantage of - will create savings for the Air Force over its prior billing rate.

Houston County has been selling its landfill, or waste methane gas to Flint since 2011.

Flint in turn buys power generation output from PowerSecure International Inc., which owns and operates generation plant facilities.

"This partnership is good for Robins, for Flint members, and for the residents of Houston County who benefit from the revenues derived from what was considered waste," added Autry. "As in all renewable energy purchases and energy used by the museum buildings is not directly routed from the landfill to the Museum. But by subscribing to green energy, the Air Force is supporting the purchase and use of clean renewable energy."

The Museum of Aviation uses about 2.4 million kilowatt-hours per year.

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