U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Announces New Action to Support Deployment of Renewable Energy on U.S.
August 10, 2012
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, through its Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, has issued a Multiple-Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) Request for Proposal (RFP) for $7 billion in total contract capacity to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy through power purchase agreements. 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.
"One year ago I authorized the Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF). The announcement of this acquisition vehicle by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demonstrates EITF's progress and the Army's commitment toward installation energy security, mission readiness and resilience," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh. "We believe the Federal Renewable and Alternative Energy contract will provide the Army with an important means to achieve its goal of one gigawatt of renewable energy projects by 2025."
"Development of this acquisition has included significant industry and government coordination to draw from the various experiences and lessons learned throughout," said Col. Nello Tortora, former commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville. "We received and analyzed more than 900 comments from industry in response to our draft Request for Proposal, and have responded to those comments through a series of frequently asked questions."