Army Awards Wind Portion of $7B Renewable Energy Program

PowerPlantThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected 17 companies to compete for task orders to provide wind renewable energy to the Army and Defense Department installations under a 30-year, $7 billion program.

Wind is the third out of four technologies the Army has awarded under the Renewable and Alternative Energy for Department of Defense Installations program, the Corps said Monday.

Awards for geothermal and solar technologies were announced in May and August as part of the Army’s goal to fulfill White House and congressional mandates on using renewable energy.

“We have one remaining technology left to award which is biomass, ” said Col. Robert Ruch, commander of the Army Engineering and Support Center.

“Awarding these contracts in the four distinct technologies, geothermal, solar, wind, and biomass, will allow us to more quickly award task orders for individual future projects as they are identified, ” Ruch added.

Forty-five bids were submitted to the Army for the multiple-award task order contracts for wind energy, according to the Pentagon’s Monday listing of contract awards.

Awardees for the program’s wind energy portion include:

  • Acciona Energy North America Corp.
  • Cobra Industrial Services
  • Dominion Energy
  • Duke Energy
  • EDF Renewable Energy
  • Emerald Infrastructure
  • Enel Green Power North America
  • EverPower Wind Holdings
  • First Wind
  • Iberdrola Renewables
  • LTC Federal
  • NorthlandPower
  • Siemens Government Technologies
  • Stronghold Engineering
  • Turn Key Power Consortium
  • VERT Investment Group
  • West Texas Power Company

Contractors for each technology under the 30-year program are responsible for designing, financing, building, operating and maintaining energy generation systems with private sector funds.

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