CHELCO to Manage Eglin Air Base’s Electric Distribution System Under $360M DLA Contract

electricity power linesChoctawhatchee Electric Cooperative has won a 50-year, $360.4 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to operate and maintain an electric distribution system at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

The Defense Department said Wednesday CHELCO will perform work through July 31, 2067, in support of the U.S. Air Force.

DLA’s energy organization received two offers for the contract and will obligate funds from the service branch’s fiscal year 2016 through fiscal 2067 operations and maintenance funds.

DeFuniak Springs, Florida-based CHELCO is a nonprofit electric distribution cooperative that owns and maintains 3, 956 miles of overhead and underground lines.

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