U.S. Army's Fort Drum Moves Closer To Achieving Energy Security
February 19, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) Executive Director
Amanda Simpson this morning made a major announcement for U.S. Army large scale renewable energy at the U.S. Power & Renewable Finance Forum in New
"The EITF remains committed to executing a large-scale, renewable energy program," said Simpson. "The facility will provide the installation with energy security by supplying 100 percent of the installation's electricity requirements twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. This is a significant accomplishment for the U.S. Army and the Fort Drum community."
The Defense Logistics Agency - Energy, in close coordination with the U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force issued a Notice of Intent to Award to ReEnergy Holdings LLC (ReEnergy), for the purchase of up to 28 megawatts of electricity from a renewable energy biomass facility at Fort Drum, N.Y. This project will include a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement and provide the installation with 100 percent energy security.
This is the U.S. Army's largest renewable energy project to date, and the second EITF project to reach this milestone. Fort Drum will remain connected to the electrical grid, which will serve as a reliable and trusted source of power.
The Notice of Intent to Award is a significant milestone that brings the Fort Drum project closer to contract award.
The U.S. Army is committed to partnering with industry and utilities on renewable energy projects that will strengthen energy security and sustainability at Army installations and within the surrounding communities.
The EITF remains committed to executing large-scale renewable energy projects to achieve the U.S. Army goal of one gigawatt of Renewable Energy by 2025.
The EITF currently has eight projects in the contracts and agreements phase representing nearly 175 megawatt of potential capacity.