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Posts Tagged ‘energy’

Turbines to Power Cape Cod AFS

  • October 22, 2013
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Two wind turbines being installed at Cape Cod Air Force Station will be able to produce up to 3.2 megawatts of power, the latest project helping the Air Force reach its goal of obtaining 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. When the wind is blowing, as it often does near the site on the Massachusetts coast, the turbines will produce more electricity than the base consumes. Through a net metering agreement with the local electric company, the 6th Space Warning Squadron will be able to sell its surplus power …

Energy Event to Explore Ways to Jump Start the Use of Partnerships to Meet DOD’s Goals

  • October 16, 2013
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Public-private partnerships are a proven model for the federal government to leverage the resources of Wall Street to develop new infrastructure, yet the number of such partnerships underway to help the Pentagon increase its reliance on renewable energy generated onsite has not grown as fast as many envisioned. At the same time, the Defense Department now has another mechanism to expand its access to reliable energy production — public-public partnerships. A provision in legislation signed into law in January allows DOD to share installation support services with its community hosts …

How Can DOD Advance Energy Partnerships with the Public and Private Sector?

  • October 10, 2013
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All three military services have been strong proponents of the nation’s drive to cut its reliance on fossil fuels, but DOD’s effort to increase the share of installation energy it obtains from renewable sources still has a variety of challenges to overcome. One key concern is the military’s prolonged acquisition process and development timeline, a shortcoming that has left many industry players clamoring for improvements to the procurement process. The second day of the Fourth Annual Federal Energy Workshop & Defense Energy Partnership Forum, to be held Dec. 10-11, will focus on the range of challenges and opportunities associated with the Pentagon’s initiative to partner with the private sector to develop alternative energy sources …

ADC/NCPPP Federal Energy Forum Pushed Back until December

  • September 29, 2013
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In response to the uncertainty created by the possibility of a government shutdown, ADC and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) have moved the Fourth Annual Federal Energy Workshop & Defense Energy Partnership Forum to Dec. 10-11. The forum will be held at the same venue, the Doubletree Hotel Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The event, which had been scheduled for next week, is designed to provide industry leaders an opportunity to learn about the latest federal and DOD energy initiatives as well as to provide critical feedback to policymakers …

Army Selects Thirteen Firms to Compete for Contracts to Build Biomass Plants

  • September 24, 2013
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The Army on Tuesday announced its pool of qualified biomass technology contractors, the fourth and final technology to be used under its $7 billion procurement of alternative and renewable energy projects relying on private sector financing. The 13 firms will be eligible to compete on biomass renewable energy task orders, including municipal solid waste and waste to energy, issued under the Army’s multiple-award, task order contract (MATOC) …

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 …

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