Army Issues Draft RFP for $7 Billion Alternative Energy Project

Source: Bob Brewin, NextGov, February, 24, 2012.

Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment)

The Army issued a draft request for proposals today to purchase over a 30-year period $7 billion worth of power generated from alternative energy sources including solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass.  The draft is issued to solicit comments that will be incorporated into a final RFP later in the year.

Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment) announced plans for the project last year to support the service’s goal of having installations produce more energy than they consume.

Hammack said last year that the Army would support their development by leasing land on installations, and the draft RFP backs this up with language that says the service endorses “the procurement of large scale renewable energy generated on or near Army land.”

You can find the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force page here.  The press release can be found here.

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