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Army awards third technology, wind, under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to a group of qualified wind technology contractors.     

The contractors qualified through this process will be able to compete for future wind renewable energy task orders issued under the MATOC by the Army or Department of Defense (DoD). The MATOC leverages the DoD authority to contract up to 30 years under Title 10 USC 2922a.

The 17 companies receiving contracts are: 

  • Acciona Energy North America Corporation, Chicago, Ill. 
  • Cobra Industrial Services, Inc., Houston, Texas
  • Dominion Energy, Inc., Richmond, Va.
  • Duke Energy, Charlotte, N.C.
  • EDF Renewable Energy, San Diego, Calif.
  • Emerald Infrastructure, San Antonio, Texas
  • Enel Green Power North AmericaAndover, Mass.
  • EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • First Wind, Boston, Mass.
  • Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, Portland, Ore.
  • LTC Federal, LLC, Detroit, Mich. 
  • NorthlandPower, Inc., Toronto, Ontario
  • Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., Arlington, Va.
  • Stronghold Engineering, Inc., Riverside, Calif.
  • Turn Key Power Consortium, LLC, Orlando, Fla.
  • VERT Investment Group, Houston, Texas
  • West Texas Power Company, San Angelo, Texas

This MATOC will be used to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy for DoD installations through power purchase agreements (PPA). The $7 billion contract capacity will be expended for PPAs to procure energy during a period of up to 30 years from renewable energy generation systems that are designed, financed, constructed, operated and maintained by contractors using private sector financing. 

"Today we awarded the wind technology as part of the $7 billion renewable energy MATOC. We have one remaining technology left to award which is biomass," said Col. Robert Ruch, commander, U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville. "Awarding these contracts in the four distinct technologies, geothermal, solar, wind, and biomass, will allow us to more quickly award task orders for individual future projects as they are identified. We look forward to working with the EITF and other potential DoD organizations to help implement renewable energy projects."

These contracts will place the Army one step closer to meeting its Congressionally mandated energy goal of 25 percent production and consumption of energy from renewable sources by 2025 and improving installation energy security and sustainability.

Wind is the third of four technologies being awarded under the $7 billion Renewable and Alternative Energy for Department of Defense Installations MATOC.

In April 2012, the White House and the Defense Department made one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history, by setting a goal to deploy three gigawatts total of renewable energy – including solar, wind, biomass or geothermal – on Army, Navy and Air Force installations by 2025. These efforts support the broader DoD goal to enhance installation energy security and reduce installation energy costs.

Debra Valine
1-256-895-1691
debra.valine@usace.army.mil

SOURCE US Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville

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Comment by Penny Gray on September 11, 2013 at 9:00am

I'm currently reading "Saving Paradise" by Mike Bond.  Amazingly on target with what's going on in the gvmt regarding industrial wind.  If everyone read this book, these crooked "companies" would be run out of the country and banished from the planet.

Comment by Long Islander on September 10, 2013 at 8:44pm

I believe "reliable" used here must be a contraction of "Re-Lie-Able", meaning you can just keep lying about it over and over again.

Comment by Penny Gray on September 10, 2013 at 7:20pm

Reliable?  Wouldn't that requirement eliminate wind power from the renewables mix?

Comment by Art Brigades on September 10, 2013 at 2:47pm

At what price?

Might this be thrown onto the pile of giveaways a.k.a. subsidies?

"...to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy for DoD installations..."

RELIABLE ????  

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