Bechtel, Siemens, AECOM win renewable energy contracts with U.S. Army

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) completed the initial awards under all four Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) for geothermal, solar, wind and biomass technologies to support renewable energy on Defense Department installations.

Contract winners included Siemens Government Technologies, Bechtel and AECOM.

This MATOC will be used to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy for DOD installations through power purchase agreements (PPA). The contracts provide a three-year base with seven one-year options, for a total ordering period of 10 years.

The $7 billion contract 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.

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 3 GW of renewable energy — including solar, wind, biomass or geothermal — on Army, Navy and Air Force installations by 2025. That is enough energy to power 750,000 homes. The Army's goal is 1 GW of that total.

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

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