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From the Desk of the Executive Director
Alternative Approaches in Regulated Markets
Over the past two and a half years, EITF has developed industry relationships that include developers, manufacturers, law firms, financiers and associations. During this time, the EITF has explored many alternate approaches to work with our serving utilities. EITF sees a new set of opportunities that mutually benefit the U.S. Army and its servicing utilities in meeting renewable energy goals.
- Amanda Simpson, Executive Director of the EITF
The EITF continues to move forward with large-scale renewable energy projects. The current EITF pipeline of projects represents the potential for over 175 megawatts of power capacity from a mix of technologies.
EITF Announces RFQ for Fort Stewart Renewable Energy Project
The Fort Stewart Request for Qualifications (RFQ) closed on January 24, 2014. A number of developers whom submitted packages were issued Letters of Intent (LOI) by the Army. The selected developers met the advertised minimum criteria that included but were not limited to, the fair market rental value or greater for the land. The next step (currently on-going) is the LOI holders participation in the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI) RFP process. The LOIs provide developers documentation showing control of land, as required within the GPASI RFP, for this project.
Army Qualifies Additional Firms for Renewable Energy MATOC
This brings the total of MATOC renewable energy awards to 79 for solar, wind, biomass and geothermal. Adding these qualified firms to the renewable energy MATOC reflects the Army’s commitment to work with industry.
Fort Drum Moves Closer To Achieving Energy Security & Sustainability
EITF, issued a Notice of Intent to Award for the purchase electricity from a renewable energy biomass facility at Fort Drum, N.Y. This project will include a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement and provide the installation with 100 percent energy security and sustainability.
Schofield Barracks EIS Announced
The Army invited the public to provide comments on the scope of an environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the construction and operation of a 50 MW biofuel-capable power generation plant at Schofield Barracks. The project would be a source of renewable power to provide energy security for Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, and Field Station Kunia if loss of service occurs from the normal sources of electricity supporting these installations.
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