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U.S. Army Selects Constellation to Assist with Procuring Renewable Power Production

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In April 2012, the federal government announced that the Defense Department set a goal to deploy 3 gigawatts of renewable energy on Army, Navy and Air Force installations by 2025, which is one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history. The Army alone will be responsible for 1 gigawatt of that total; an amount of energy that could power 225,000 homes.

To ensure that the Army could successfully procure renewable energy and meet its goal by 2025, Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) are in the process of being issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for each technology needed to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy through power purchase agreements (PPA). The total amount for all MATOC awards under the Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production for Department of Defense Installations will not exceed $7 billion.

On May 3, 2013, the Army announced that Constellation had been issued an individual MATOC award, granting Constellation the ability to compete for PPA task orders using geothermal technologies.

“Constellation is honored to be chosen as one of the five companies approved for geothermal generation for the Department of Defense,” said Dr. Louis Hutchinson, VP Public Sector for Constellation. “Backed by Exelon’s expertise in generation, Constellation is well poised to deliver geothermal technologies needed to support the Defense Department’s energy security, independence and environmental goals.”

Colonel Robert Ruch, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, said, “In our current fiscal environment, attracting third-party money to build renewable energy production facilities that will allow military installations to purchase energy at a pre-determined rate without building, owning and maintaining the facility is the right thing to do.” Colonel Ruch went on to explain that increasing energy security is a top priority for U.S. defense, and this collaborative effort will lead to enhanced energy security and sustainability for its installations.

Constellation has established a proven record of helping federal, state, and local agencies develop energy strategies over the past two decades including 4,000 government customers in 47 states and Washington, DC. Some of our customers include the U.S. Capitol, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Institution, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Reserve. Additional information including our customer case studies and video testimonials can be found on here.

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