Huntsville Center Requests Comments on Draft Request for Proposal Related to Energy Contracts

February 24, 2012

The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, has issued a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for $7 billion in shared capacity contracts to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy through power purchase agreements or other contractual equivalents.  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. 

"This could potentially be the largest contract ever awarded by Huntsville Center," said Col. Nello Tortora, commander of the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.  "Under this contract, we will be buying energy produced, rather than the equipment to produce it.  It will complement the suite of contracts we currently have that allow us to award energy projects and will go a long way toward helping the Army meet its required energy reduction and energy security goals.

"The draft solicitation for the Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site at, and will be available for comment for 30 days.  No awards will be made from this draft RFP. 

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