ACEC MD Honors KCI Solar Project

The American Council of Engineering Companies/Maryland presented KCI with an honor award recognizing our team’s work on several solar photovoltaic sites designed as part of Constellation Energy’s merger commitment with Exelon. Senior Vice President Charles A. Phillips Jr., RPLS, was on hand to accept the award.

Constellation and KCI worked together to analyze and develop engineering and construction documents for 20 sites in and around Baltimore. This was the first time that the energy company managed multiple sites of this size in Maryland. Working under an aggressive and often dynamic schedule, the team continuously had six to eight sites in some phase of design, with coordination and collaboration being key to successful plan preparation and on-time permit submittals for all 20 sites.

The solar arrays, varying in size from small rooftop installations to larger covered parking structures, mostly range from 189 to 2,319 kilowatts in power generating capacity. The largest is the combined 5.1 megawatt system installed at three Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) campuses. Together, these covered parking structures are expected to generate 6.5 million kilowatt hours of power per year, supplying nearly 27 percent of the institution’s energy demand.

The team working for Constellation was also recognized with a Project Excellence Award that was presented at KCI’s Annual Awards Banquet, held in November. Learn more about KCI’s extensive work supporting the expansion of solar energy by reading the Innovator story.