Army awards second technology under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC

    Army awards second technology under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 27, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville,
working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), awarded Multiple
Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to a group of 22 qualified solar technology
contractors. 

Solar is the second of four technologies being awarded under the $7 billion
Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production for DoD Installations 
MATOC.The first, geothermal, was awarded May 3. The remaining technologies –
wind and biomass – will be awarded on a staggered schedule by the end of the
calendar year.

The contractors that are qualified through this process will be able to
compete for future projects within their approved technology area for any
renewable energy task order issued under the MATOC by the Army or Department
of Defense (DoD). The MATOC leverages the DoD authority to contract up to 30
years under Title 10 USC 2922a.

"The MATOC represents a major step forward in the procurement of renewable
energy for the Army and the other Services that will significantly reduce
timelines by streamlining acquisition processes. Utilizing the MATOC in this
way will assist the EITF in meeting the Army's goal for one gigawatt renewable
energy by 2025 as well as additional Congressional mandates," said John
Lushetsky, EITF's Executive Director.

This MATOC will be used to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and
alternative energy for DoD installations through power purchase agreements
(PPA). The $7 billion capacity will be expended for PPAs to procure energy
during a period of up to 30 years from renewable energy generation systems
that are designed, financed, constructed, operated and maintained by
contractors using private sector financing.

The companies awarded contracts are:

  oAcciona Energy North America Corporation, Chicago, Ill. 
  oApex Wind Energy Holdings, LLC, Charlottesville, Va.
  oBorrego Solar, San Diego, Calif.
  oCobra Industrial Services, Inc., Houston, Texas
  oDominion Energy, Inc.; Richmond, Va.
  oElement Power US, LLC, Portland, Ore.
  oEmerald Infrastructure, San Antonio, Texas
  oEnel Green Power North America, Andover, Mass.
  oEnergy Matters, LLC, Arlington, Va.
  oGehrlicher Solar America Corporation, Springfield, N.J.
  oJohnson Controls Government Systems, Milwaukee, Wis.
  oLend Lease, Nashville, Tenn.
  oLTC Federal, LLC, Detroit, Mich.
  oNew Generation Power, Chicago, Ill.
  oNRG Energy, Inc., Princeton, N.J.
  oPhoton Finance, LLC – SunPower, Mountain View, Calif.
  oSiemens Government Technologies, Inc., Arlington, Va.
  oSilverado Power LLC, San Francisco, Calif.
  oSolar Power Ventures, Arlington, Va.
  oStandard Solar, Inc., Rockville, Md.
  oSunpower Corporation, Richmond, Calif.
  oWashington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., McLean, Va.

Huntsville Center, working on behalf of USACE with the Army's EITF, issued the
Request for Proposal for the $7 billion Renewable and Alternative Energy Power
Production for DoD Installations MATOC on Aug. 7, 2012.

These contracts will place the Army one step closer to meeting its
Congressionally mandated energy goal of 25 percent production and consumption
of energy from renewable sources by 2025 and improving installation energy
security and sustainability.

"Awarding these contracts for solar technology is an important milestone in
the process of awarding contracts for the four technologies selected to help
the Army meet renewable energy goals," said Col. Robert Ruch, commander, U.S.
Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville. "By pre-qualifying companies
under each technology and awarding the contracts to them, we are situated to
more quickly award task orders for individual future projects being developed
by the Army or DoD. We look forward to working with the EITF and other
potential DoD organizations to help implement renewable energy projects."

In April 2012, the White House announced the Defense Department was making one
of the largest commitments to clean energy in history, by setting a goal to
deploy three gigawatts total of renewable energy – including solar, wind,
biomass or geothermal – on Army, Navy and Air Force installations by 2025.
The Army's goal is one gigawatt of that total. These efforts support the
broader DoD goal to enhance installation energy security and reduce
installation energy costs.

CONTACT: Debra Valine, 1-256-895-1691, debra.valine@usace.army.mil

SOURCE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center,
Huntsville