Private Sector Collaboration Key to Meeting Army’s Energy Goals

Partnering with the private sector will help the Army achieve net zero energy installations, Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary for installations, energy and the environment, told the Army News Service last week.

The Army is relying on a host of approaches to reduce carbon emissions and cut energy costs at installations — power-purchase agreements, enhanced use leasing, energy savings performance contracts and utilities energy service contracts.

The Army has 250 utilities energy service contract task orders at 30 installations. Private sector investments in this mechanism total $336 million, with $100 million more in development. The service has 130 energy savings performance contract task orders at 60 installations. Private sector investments of this type total $865 million, with $850 million more in development.

“Over time, we would like energy efficiency integrated into everything that we do,” Richard Kidd, deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainablity, told the news service.

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