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Opportunities

The EITF is integral to the Army addressing rising energy security challenges in a budget conscious environment. The organization serves as the central management office to partner with installation staffs for the development of large-scale renewable energy projects 10 megawatts or greater, leveraging private sector financing. Through the EITF, the Army will secure renewable electricity on our installations and help the Army reach its goal of deploying one gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025.


 

Fact Sheets

The EITF has developed a series of fact sheets to provide stakeholders with information to include specific project opportunities such as project details, proposed deal structures and information about the installation.


90 MW Solar PV - Georgia 3x30
EITF and Georgia Power are developing three 30 MW alternating current solar PV arrays to be located at Forts Stewart, Gordon and Benning – collectively referred to as “Georgia 3x30.” The Georgia 3x30 project could advance the Army nine percent closer to its commitment to the President of deploying one gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025.

Solar PV - Fort Huachuca, Arizona
The Fort Huachuca renewable energy project in southern Arizona reflects the Army’s commitment to enhance mission effectiveness and provide a sustained, comprehensive strategy for energy security. The solar photovoltaic array is anticipated to exceed the largest solar project in the Department of Defense.

Solar PV Lease - Fort Stewart, Georgia
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are the home of the 3rd Infantry Division and combine to be the Army's Premier Power Projection Platform on the Atlantic Coast. Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River with 280,000 acres of land. This project is expected to have an estimated potential solar PV capacity of up to 20 MW.

Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) Awardees
This group of companies are pre-qualified under the MATOC and are eligible to bid on future renewable energy task orders. As renewable energy opportunities at Army installations are assessed and validated, a competitive task order Request for Proposal will be issued to this group for the specific technology.

18.6 MW Solar PV - Fort Detrick, Maryland
Fort Detrick is a Net Zero installation with a goal of being Net Zero energy by 2020. The proposed PV system will be designed as "micro-grid ready" so that it may be connected to a future micro-grid and thereby contribute to the overall energy security of the installation.

28 MW Biomass Facility - Fort Drum, New York
Fort Drum provides planning and support for the mobilization and training of almost 80,000 troops annually. The project intends that all electricity from the 28 MW Biomass facility would be consumed by Fort Drum.

15 MW Solar PV - Fort Irwin, California
Fort Irwin National Training Center (NTC) is located in the Mojave Desert of California. This will be the Army’s first renewable energy project in the Mojave Desert.

50 MW Bio-Diesel Power Plant - Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
USAG-HI provides quality services, installation facilities, training and recreational centers to nearly 90,000 soldiers, civilians and family members stationed in Hawaii. USAG-HI is headquartered at Wheeler Army Airfield; Kunia Camp, Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield are the three installations that will benefit from this project.


Recent Procurement Actions

Army Qualifies Additional Firms for Renewable Energy MATOC

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (February 20, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), added 20 additional awards to qualified contractors for the renewable energy Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC).  These eligible firms can now compete for task orders for renewable energy projects on Department of Defense installations.

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Army EITF Makes Major Energy Announcement at New York Power & Finance Forum - Fort Drum Moves Closer To Achieving Energy Security & Sustainability

February 19, 2014 – Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) Executive Director Amanda Simpson made a major announcement this morning for Army large-scale renewable energy at the U.S. Power & Renewable Finance Forum in New York.

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EITF Announces RFQ for Fort Stewart Renewable Energy Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Savannah District, in close coordination with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), released a Request for Qualification (RFQ) to lease 111 acres of land on Ft. Stewart, GA to a developer participating in the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI).  This renewable energy project is estimated to have solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity of up to 20 megawatts (MW). The solicitation, SAVRE144016, is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website at www.fbo.gov.

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EITF Project Hits Important Milestone

The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), issued a Notice of Intent to Award letter to Ameresco, Inc. for an 18.6 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) facility at Fort Detrick, Maryland

The Notice of Intent to Award does not constitute a formal contract award, although it is considered a major milestone that brings the Fort Detrick project closer to contract award and groundbreaking. Before contract award, the Army and Ameresco, Inc. must accomplish additional actions.

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Army awards final technology for renewable and alternative energy MATOC

A group of 13 qualified biomass technology contractors were awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF).

Contractors qualified under the MATOC are eligible to compete for future Requests for Proposals on renewable energy projects within the technology area for which they have been pre-qualified.  The MATOC will be one of several acquisition vehicles for the Army to award contracts for large-scale renewable energy projects.

The biomass awards complete the first round for each of the four technologies under the MATOC, which also includes geothermal, solar and wind. The pre-qualified biomass technology firms who are awarded contracts for future projects will receive notification from a Contracting Officer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.

"We look forward to continuing to build strong relationships with industry and our defense communities, which will help us remain a strong Army," said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment. "We are making this announcement just as we are about to kick off October Energy Awareness = Action Month. During the month, we will recognize our outstanding partnerships with industry, promote energy leadership, uphold examples of innovation and excellence which enhance our mission capabilities, and advance a secure energy future."

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Small business receives last contract for geothermal technology under MATOC

The Army awarded New Generation Power Inc. of Chicago, Ill., a geothermal technology, a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for renewable and alternative energy production for Department of Defense (DoD) installations.

This contract award adds New Generation Power Inc., a small business, to the pool of five other qualified contractors who will be eligible to bid on future individual geothermal technology project task orders. The second round of MATOC awards, is in keeping with the original September 2012 Request For Proposal (RFP) which allowed for immediate awards to firms within the competitive range and additional awards to firms that qualified after further evaluation by the government. This completes the geothermal MATOC awards for now, although the government may choose to allow additional firms to qualify in the future.

The MATOC involves third-party financed renewable energy acquisitions and involves no Army capital or Military Construction appropriation. The Army only purchases the power from contractors who own, operate, or maintain the generating assets. The MATOC’s total estimated value of $7B refers to the total dollar value of energy available for purchase under all Power Purchase Agreements task orders for their entire term (up to 30 years).

As renewable energy opportunities at Army installations are assessed and validated, the USACE, Huntsville Center will issue a competitive task order Request for Proposal to the pre-qualified MATOC companies for the specific technologies.

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

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

The MATOC is a contract vehicle for the Army and other Services to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable, and alternative energy through Power Purchase Agreements (PPA).  Under each PPA, the Army will only purchase the energy that is produced; no generation assets will be acquired.  Selected contractors will finance, design, build, operate, own, and maintain the energy plants.  The pre-qualified firms will be eligible to compete for future Requests for Proposals on wind technology projects.  

The wind sector is the third of the four technologies being awarded under this Renewable Energy MATOC.  The geothermal and solar technologies were awarded previously.  Awardees will receive a letter from a Contracting Officer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.

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