Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Army wants $7 billion in industry partnerships for renewables

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

This is an excerpt from EERE network news, a weekly electronic newsletter.

The army reported on 19 March, that it to invest up to $7 billion over the next 10 years in renewable energy sources, like wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy will partner with the economy. The military Department has released a draft of a request for proposal (RFP), starting several projects nationwide could allow. The draft RFP, indicating that the army intends to buy especially renewable generated electricity through power purchase agreements with the project developer.

The investment will help, the army achieve its goal with 25% of his estimated 2.5 million megawatt hours come to the year 2025 from renewable sources. In addition to energy savings, aspire to create installations that alternative forms of energy, which leave them "Island" or continue to the power grid should fail.

The army energy of initiatives task force (EITF) serves as the central management to plan and executing large renewable energy projects of more than 10 megawatts (gross enough, makes 30,000 houses) will be on Army installations, achieved through the use of private-sector financing. In the spring, a renewable energy project guide for comment is issued.

The task force works closely with the U.S. Army Corps of engineers, a call for tenders to develop under the multiple award order contract (MATOC). The MATOC provides a two-stage process. In the first step, companies range first proposals and qualifications that are not specific to the project. The draft is RFP for the MATOC for public comments until March 24. The EITF plans to a Summit in May to meet leaders, as well as specific projects with the industry and the development of renewable energy. See army news report on the initiative and the draft of a call to the army acquisition business website.

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