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Posts Tagged ‘enhanced use leasing’

Energy, Utility Projects Create Potential Liability following BRAC, GAO Finds

  • April 21, 2013
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DOD expects to incur more than $24 million in costs at two installations shuttered during the 2005 round of base closures to unwind renewable energy and privatized utility projects affected by the closures, according to a new Government Accountability Office study. At Fort Monmouth, N.J., the Army paid about $24.3 million to terminate a renewable energy contract involving ground source heat pumps and to install several boilers to replace the heat pumps. The Army also terminated a privatized electrical utility contract at Fort Monroe, Va., but has not yet reached a settlement with the utility over the termination …

Public-Private Projects Should Be Accounted for in BRAC Analysis, GAO Recommends

  • April 18, 2013
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In a review of the impact of the growing number of privatization projects on military installations, the Government Accountability Office concluded that future base closure rounds would benefit from the Defense Department providing more comprehensive information about the potential costs created when DOD terminates project agreements with the private sector. The congressional watchdog agency found that the department likely would incur liabilities following a BRAC round for renewable energy and privatized utility projects on affected installations …

Economic Development Goals for Grand Forks AFB Won’t Miss a Beat, Leaders Say

  • April 5, 2013
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Economic development officials in Grand Forks, N.D., say their goals revolving around Grand Forks Air Force Base shouldn’t be hindered by the unexpected departure last month of the wing commander. “As a community, we’re used to these transitions,” said Chamber of Commerce President Barry Wilfahrt. “We already anticipated working with a new commander in May or June anyway …

Air Force Looks to Grow EUL Program

  • March 31, 2013
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Air Force officials have set a goal of realizing $5 billion in net present value through the service’s enhanced use leasing program by 2020. The net present value of existing EULs is an estimated $249.2 million, reports the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. The center also has 25 projects in different EUL development phases worth an estimated $696 million in net present value …

Partners Work toward UAS Park at Grand Forks AFB

  • March 14, 2013
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Northrop Grumman has committed to be an anchor tenant at an enhanced use leasing project focused on unmanned aerial systems technology and training at Grand Forks Air Force Base that a partnership composed of multiple groups is working toward. The company would join the Grand Forks Base Realignment Impact Committee, University of North Dakota, UND Aerospace Foundation and Northland Aerospace Foundation to lease space at the installation in northeastern North Dakota from the Air Force …

Redstone Gateway Office Park Rises at Arsenal

  • March 12, 2013
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Two years after breaking ground on Redstone Gateway, the enhanced use leasing project at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., is starting to take shape — the office park’s first building is complete and two more are under construction. The development team — Corporate Office Properties Trust and Jim Wilson and Associates — now is moving toward a lease agreement with the project’s first major tenant, Boeing, which will occupy 363,000 square feet in a three-building office complex …

Air Force Highlights Installation Energy Milestones of 2012

  • February 5, 2013
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The Air Force recorded numerous milestones last year on the way to reaching its goals for conserving energy, increasing its reliance on renewable sources and building sustainable facilities, according to highlights of DOD’s 2012 Annual Energy Management Report. One of the Air Force’s major accomplishments last year was developing a new acquisition process for renewable energy after it formed the Air Force Civil Engineer Center by merging the Air Force Real Property Agency, the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency and the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment …

Costs, Benefits of Federal EUL Programs Unclear, GAO Finds

  • January 22, 2013
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While federal agencies report a variety of benefits from their enhanced use leasing programs — more efficient use of underutilized property, a new stream of revenue and enhanced mission activities — the net benefits are not clear since some agencies do not report all costs associated with their EUL programs, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. For example, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the State Department do not consistently attribute the costs of consultant staff who administer the leases, and VA does not attribute various administrative costs that offset EUL benefits …

Air Force, Industry Talks Help Refine EUL, PPA Programs

  • January 21, 2013
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“Early communication” between the Air Force and prospective developers about upcoming projects that rely on either enhanced use leasing (EUL) or power purchase agreements (PPAs) is key to ensuring the success of those ventures by reducing the chances that unexpected hurdles will slow their progress. That observation was one of many that resulted from a partnership discussion among Air Force officials, developers and community leaders held last week during ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum in San Antonio …

Air Force Outlines New Acquisition Process for Renewable Energy Projects

  • December 4, 2012
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Air Force officials are creating a single process for acquiring renewable energy at the service’s installations that will be used for enhanced use leasing projects as well as those that rely on power purchase agreements. The streamlining effort came out of a recent event which brought together representatives from major commands, the service’s installations and energy office, and the newly formed Air Force Civil Engineer Center in San Antonio. “EULs and PPAs previously had separate, complex processes for execution and sometimes the lines were blurred between the two …

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