The EITF has screened over 180 Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard installations to identify sites that have the best potential for large-scale renewable energy development of 10 megawatts (MW) or greater. To date, the EITF has evaluated more than 150 renewable energy opportunities at 60 installations.
The EITF released three Requests for Proposals (RFP) through the Defense Logistics Agency Energy for a 15 megawatt photovoltaic system at Fort Detrick, Maryland; a biomass generation facility for 28 MW at Fort Drum, New York; and a 15 MW photovoltaic Renewable Energy Generation System at Fort Irwin, California. Another RFP was released to El Paso Electric through the Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville for a 20 MW solar photovoltaic system at Fort Bliss, Texas. The EITF is also working on an Enhanced Use Lease under Title 10 USC 2667 for a 52 MW bio-fuel fired facility at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. These five projects alone represent over 130 MW of production capacity, or about 13 percent of the Army's goal to deploy one gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025.
The EITF made significant progress this summer with contract award announcements for the Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production at Department of Defense Installations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the EITF, qualified firms and awarded contracts to the first group of solar, wind, and biomass technology contractors in August and September. The geothermal technology was awarded in May and a second round for geothermal occurred in September. We anticipate a second round of for each technology category that will include small businesses that needed to be certified by the Small Business Administration.
Through these efforts and successes, the EITF is helping the Army meet its renewable energy goal of deploying one gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025.