Corps of Engineers Awards $7 Billion in Contracts for Renewable and Alternative Energy

Acciona Energy North America Corporation, Chicago, Ill.; Cobra Industrial Services, Inc., Houston, Texas; Dominion Energy, Inc., Richmond, Va.; Duke Energy, Charlotte, N.C.; EDF Renewable Energy, San Diego, Calif.; Emerald Infrastructure, San Antonio, Texas; Enel Green Power North America, Andover, Mass.; Everpower Wind Holdings, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.; First Wind, Boston, Mass.; Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, Portland, Ore.; LTC Federal, LLC, Detroit, Mich.; NorthlandPower, Inc., Toronto, Canada; Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., Arlington, Va.; Stronghold Engineering, Inc., Riverside, Calif.; Turn Key Power Consortium, LLC, Orlando, Fla.; VERT Investment Group, Houston, Texas; and West Texas Power Company, San Antonio, Texas, were awarded potential multiple-vendor, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, non-option, non-multi-year contracts with a cumulative maximum value of $7,000,000,000. The government is awarding these contracts for use in competing and awarding Power Purchase Agreement task orders. These PPA orders will provide for the purchase of energy from renewable and alternative energy production facilities that are designed, financed, constructed, operated and maintained by private sector entities on private land or on installations under jurisdiction of the Department of Defense. These contracts are for the use of wind technology. All awarded technologies will share a total estimated value of $7,000,000,000. Performance location and funding will be determined with each order. This contract was a competitive acquisition via the web with 45 bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers–Engineer Support Center, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity.

About William Van Huis

Bill Van Huis is a Senior Writer/Analyst for Wolters Kluwer Law & Business who tracks and analyzes new regulations impacting federal government contracting. He also follows court decisions involving bid protests and contract disputes. You can find his work in WK publications like Government Contract Reports and the FAR and DFARS Matrix Tools. Bill is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager, and he has a law degree from Southern Illinois University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Prior to joining WK, Bill worked both inside and outside state and local government in the areas of procurement and municipal finance. Bill also worked as a staff attorney for the Illinois Supreme Court.
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