Opportunities at Brunswick Landing: Renewable Energy Center Business Profile

As part of a larger project to support the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) in redeveloping the former Naval Air Station Brunswick, E2Tech recently completed a report entitled Brunswick Landing Renewable Energy Center: Business Profile 2013.  This report is a compilation of available information on redevelopment specifically focused on development of the Renewable Energy Center (REC) and how tenant companies or organizations may be served by the REC’s unique infrastructure and assets.

This document provides the following information:

  • A summary of the site's background and attributes.
  • The case for a REC at Brunswick Landing.
  • A discussion of the potential favorable combination of businesses to locate at the REC.
  • A representative profile of the types of candidate businesses, start-ups, organizations, technologies, systems, and services that might be integrated into the former NASB.

This Business Profile is a resource for MRRA, private businesses, non-profits, government entities, and other interested parties to use to explore possible investments in energy efficiency, conservation, renewable energy, and other alternative energy-related businesses, research and development programs, demonstration projects, incubation space, manufacturing or other uses at Brunswick Landing. If you are a potential tenant businesses or organization engaged in any of these activities, or looking for a welcoming and synergistic site, you may find a home at Brunswick Landing!

Brunswick Landing is envisioned to be a high-tech business campus and encompasses nearly 3,200 acres with state-of-the-art facilities, a world-class aviation complex, two 8,000-foot runways, modern hangars and maintenance facilities, and more than 200 buildings totaling nearly 2 million square feet of commercial and industrial space (most of which is less than 15 years old).

In addition to its accessibility to “the air,” Brunswick Landing is ideally situated to take advantage of “road,” “water” and “track” accessibility.  The coastal town of Brunswick, Maine is the regional service center for Midcoast Maine and the home of Bowdoin College, one of the top colleges in the country.

The REC at Brunswick Landing is to be the home of a world-renowned energy complex for integrated research and development, manufacturing, testing, business incubation and productive operation of clean energy technology products and services.  The University of California Irvine “Power Park,” a showcase for the demonstration and evaluation of energy technologies, helped serve as a model for the Brunswick Landing REC.  The following key features are projected for the REC:

  • Renewable energy research, development and demonstration site.
  • Business park model that combines energy technology business operations with on-site production of energy used within the park itself.
  • Dynamic power demonstration and production facilities that allow for components to be easily swapped out when new technologies evolve.
  • Cutting-edge research center of excellence in the Northeast for alternative energy development.
  • Economically and environmentally sustainable for alternative green energy facilities and clean industries.
  • Incorporation of sustainable green growth in the property development, including development and deployment of lower-cost, “green” energy sources on its own “smart” microgrid, providing competitive advantages to systems that “plug and play” on the grid.

The Business Profile includes a summary of current clean energy initiatives ongoing at Brunswick Landing (Section 6) and begins to identify potential candidate businesses. Ideally, partner businesses and/or organizations should have experience in designing, financing, developing, and constructing alternative energy

systems that are consistent with the assets at Brunswick Landing. This resource also contains a roadmap with the regulatory, siting and permitting requirements associated with Brunswick Landing.

The redevelopment plan includes creation of a manufacturing and technology business accelerator, TechPlace, at Brunswick Landing to promote new small technology business development and support the business clusters of aerospace, advanced materials, biotech/biomed, energy and information services technologies.

For a copy of the full Business Profile or for additional information, please contact Jeff Marks at (207) 956-1970 or director@e2tech.org.  A brochure summarizing the Business Profile is also available. 

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