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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 …

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 …

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 …

Opposition Rises to Transmission Line over Impact to White Sands Missile Range

  • August 20, 2013
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A dispute between DOD and the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over the route for a proposed, 515-mile-long, high-voltage transmission line linking central New Mexico to southeastern Arizona is coming to a head after BLM selected as its preferred route one that defense officials say will interfere with operations at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Even before BLM issued a final environmental impact statement for the SunZia project on June 14, a top Pentagon official objected to a route traversing the missile range’s northern extension that the bureau designated as its preferred alternative …

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 …

Navy Studying Feasibility of Wind Power at Groton Sub Base

  • August 7, 2013
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The Navy has installed a 193-foot wind survey tower at Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn., to determine if wind would be a feasible power source. The tower, located in the Balfour Beatty housing community, will be used to study the amount of wind that gusts along the Thames River, reported the Navy News Service. “The tower will be up for at least a year to study wind patterns and the average velocity of wind in the area in order to determine if a utility size wind turbine would benefit the base …

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