The EITF was established by the Secretary of the Army on September 15, 2011 to serve as the central management office for partnering with Army installations to implement cost-effective, large-scale renewable energy projects, leveraging private sector financing. The Task Force focuses on projects – solar, wind, geothermal and biomass – that are 10 megawatts or greater and located on Army installations in the United States.
The EITF’s dedicated technical, business and acquisition resources are being used to implement a streamlined process for renewable energy project development. The EITF’s central role ensures that projects can be evaluated consistently across the Army enterprise, and that needed policies and guidance are quickly established to support development strategies. This approach will reduce project development timelines and result in a high value project pipeline to meet Army energy goals.
The EITF uses a systematic analytical approach to assess renewable energy resource availability and market potential at Army sites. To help streamline the project development cycle, the EITF employs up-front analysis and project validation based on eight major risk assessment factors. The EITF leverages multiple acquisition approaches and partners to execute its projects, which include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Defense Logistics Agency and other organizations.
The EITF is helping the Army meet its renewable energy goal of deploying one gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025.
EITF Organizational Chart
EITF Collaborative Partners