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Army Names Sixth Geothermal Contractor under MATOC

  • September 22, 2013
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The Army added a sixth firm, Chicago-based New Generation Power, to its pool of qualified contractors eligible to compete for geothermal projects under its $7 billion procurement to obtain renewable energy through private sector financing. The Army announced the first five firms eligible for geothermal projects in May. Last week’s award to New Generation Power completes the geothermal awards under the multiple-award, task order contract (MATOC) for now …

What Changes Are in Store for the Nation’s Energy Policy?

  • September 19, 2013
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Next month’s Fourth Annual Federal Energy Workshop & Defense Energy Partnership Forum, hosted by ADC and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP), will provide an opportunity for attendees to get the latest insight about the future direction of the nation’s energy policy. The first day of the event, scheduled for Oct. 8-9 in Arlington, Va., is intended to allow attendees to get up to speed on the key federal policies that are in flux as well as provide a forum for providing industry feedback on policies affecting federal energy opportunities …

ADC/NCPPP Partnership Forum to Focus on Federal Energy Policy

  • September 15, 2013
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While the federal government, particularly the Defense Department, is strong believer in the value of public-private partnerships for boosting energy production, many questions still remain about the nation’s energy policy — the level of support in an age of sequestration, incentives to develop projects on federal lands and possible changes in budget rules to encourage partnerships. To provide industry leaders an opportunity to learn about the latest federal and DOD energy initiatives as well as to provide critical feedback, ADC and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) next month are hosting the Fourth Annual Federal Energy Workshop & Defense Energy Partnership Forum …

Army Names Winning Wind Contractors under Massive Energy Procurement

  • September 10, 2013
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The Army selected 17 wind technology firms to compete for individual task orders under its $7 billion procurement to obtain renewable energy through private sector financing. Tuesday’s announcement represents the selection of qualified contractors for the third of four technologies under the Army Corps of Engineers’ multiple-award, task order contract. Last month, the Corps announced 22 winners for solar technology. In May, the Corps named five firms eligible to compete for geothermal energy projects …

AFCEC Strategic Plan Spells out Agency’s Vision, Goals

  • September 9, 2013
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The Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) will strive to provide “enterprise-wide solutions” to installations and the warfighter as it carries out its mission to sustain the service’s infrastructure, according to the first of three goals in the agency’s inaugural strategic plan. “We seek out opportunities to accelerate environmental restoration, restore useable acreage back to active-duty forces and unlock asset value through energy initiatives, leases or other public partnership engagements,” states the plan, titled “Battle Ready … Built Right …

Solar Project at New Jersey Base to Leverage Crowdsourced Funding

  • September 8, 2013
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A California company is using the Kickstarter model to attract financing for a project to outfit housing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey with solar panels. Individuals can invest as little as $25 through Solar Mosaic’s website to help finance a 12.27-megawatt project intended to provide 30 percent of the power needs of service members and their families, reported the Daily Beast. The project will include 55,189 panels installed across 547 homes …

S.C. Marine Corps Base Relies on Multiple Strategies to Increase Sustainability

  • September 5, 2013
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Officials at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., have employed a variety of tools to conserve energy and trim the use of fossil fuels. A base-wide energy management system heats and cools buildings according to the daily cycle of when they are occupied, Neil Tisdale, Beaufort’s utilities director and energy manager, told base public affairs. The program has networked 105 buildings aboard the installation …

Army Selects 22 Solar Contractors under $7B MATOC

  • September 2, 2013
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The Army last week announced 22 solar technology award winners under its $7 billion procurement to obtain renewable energy through private sector financing, the second of four technologies for which qualified contractors have been named. The contracts allow the firms to compete for power purchase agreements lasting up to 30 years at DOD installations. Individual awards under the multiple-award, task order contract (MATOC) are being staggered by technology. Awards for the remaining technologies, wind and biomass, are anticipated to be made by the end of the calendar year …

Army to Test Trash-to-Gas Technology at California Base

  • August 21, 2013
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The Defense Department has agreed to become the first customer for a new waste-to-energy technology that it hopes can be used to improve energy security at installations as well as eliminate the need for fuel convoys to serve forward operating bases. The FastOx Pathfinder, developed by Davis, Calif.-based Sierra Energy, relies on a waste gasifier that is essentially a modified blast furnace, reports the New York Times. A chemical reaction heats waste to extreme temperatures, generating synthetic gas which can be burned to generate electricity, or converted into ethanol or diesel fuel …

Navy’s Clean Energy Initiative to Spur Private Sector Investment, Energy Chief Says

  • August 19, 2013
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Dennis McGinn, the Navy’s newly confirmed assistant secretary for energy, installations, and environment, believes the service’s push to rely on renewable energy sources, particularly biofuels, will advance their adoption by the private sector. “The private-sector benefits are the military’s ability to do some pretty good analysis, to manage risk, and to introduce innovative materials and innovative processes,” said McGinn, who will assume his new post next month. “It significantly lowers the barrier of entry to new industries and new technologies,” said the retired vice admiral …

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