EITF Success Stories
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 or greater. The EITF evaluated 23 specific potential project opportunities and conducted detailed due diligence on 17 projects using a structured analytical process.
The EITF released two Request for Proposals (RFPs) through the Defense Logistics Agency Energy division for a 15 megawatts photovoltaic system at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland and a biomass generation facility for up to 28 megawatts at Fort Drum in Watertown, New York. In addition, the EITF has positioned three other projects at Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Irwin, California; and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii for RFPs, or Enhanced Use Leases, which should be released in early 2013. These five projects represent a total of over 100 megawatts of power - a five fold increase in the Army’s renewable energy investment to date and 10 percent towards its goal of one gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025.
During the last year, the EITF worked closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Huntsville in the development and release of the $7 billion Multi-Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) RFP for the procurement of clean energy projects, which is just one of the procurement vehicles the Task Force will use for project development. The MATOC represents a major step forward for the procurement of renewable energy for the Army and the other Services that will significantly reduce the timelines to acquire renewable energy and significantly leverage private sector financing.
The EITF is helping the Army meet its renewable energy goal of deploying one gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025.