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Huge Crowd Turnout for $7-Billion DoD Clean Energy Pre-Proposal Conference

 
More than 600 people attended the pre-proposal conference for the $7 billion Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production for DoD Installations Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) hosted by the U.S. Army and Corps of Engineers (USACE) on August 22.

The Corps of Engineers, through its Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, issued the MATOC Request for Proposal (RFP) Aug. 7 for $7 billion in total contract capacity to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy through power purchase agreements.  The $7 billion capacity would be expended for the purchase of energy over a period of 30 years or less from renewable energy plants that are constructed and operated by contractors using private sector financing.

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command leadership tours the site of a solar panel installation project on the roof SPAWAR Headquarters Old Town Complex in San Diego.

“This is a huge opportunity for the Army, and we’re glad you want to be part of it,” said Col. Robert J. Ruch, the commander of the Huntsville Center, when talking about the goals the U.S. Army, the Energy Initiatives Task Force, and the Huntsville Center hope to achieve with the RFP.

“We are truly excited to be leading this effort that will help installations meet mandated energy reduction goals far into the future. Increasing energy security is a top priority for DoD and Army leadership, and this effort will lead to enhanced energy security and sustainability for our installations.”
 

 
“This MATOC is a key contracting vehicle that will be used to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy through establishing a pool of qualified firms and contractors with solar, wind, biomass and geothermal technologies to compete for individual Power Purchase Agreements,” Ruch said.

Good news, especially after the White House announced earlier this year that the Defense Department was planning on making one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history, setting a goal for themselves of deploying three gigawatts of renewable energy on Army, Navy, and Air Force installations by 2025. This would include any combination of solar, wind, biomass, or geothermal, and be enough to power 750,000 homes.

In the end, attendees of the conference — on both sides — were pleased with the outcomes reached. Both sides were happy to have been able to talk to one another, build relationships, and understand the plans the U.S. Army is hoping for.

Source: U.S. Army via PR Newswire
Image Source: U.S. Army Material Command

 
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