Acciona selected by the US Army for wind power projects as well as solar projects

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A few days after being qualified in solar technology, the company’s Energy Division has been shortlisted to tender for wind power contracts in U.S. military installations. Acciona EnergĂ­a has been shortlisted by the US Army as a potential contractor for the development of wind power projects, as part of an Administration program that sets out to drive the implementation of renewable energies in military facilities.
Through its subsidiary Acciona Energy North America, on August 31st the company was approved by the Engineering Corps of the US Army as eligible for future contracts for the supply of solar power. It is one of 16 companies selected from a total of 45 applicants.
The US Defense Department is the biggest single consumer of energy in the world and it now has to comply with a mandate from Congress to cover at least 25% of the energy consumption in its facilities and installations with renewable energy sources. To do this, it plans to implement 3,000 MW of renewables in Army, Air Force and Navy facilities by 2025, with a level of consumption equivalent to that of around 750,000 homes.
The MATOC (Multiple Award Task Order Contracts) program in which this initiative is framed has a budget allocation of 7 billion dollars and covers the signature of purchase and sale contracts for renewable energy (wind, solar, biomass and geothermal) for up to 30 years with qualified contractors to design, finance, construct, operate and maintain electricity generation facilities for supply to the Army.
“The qualification in wind and solar power is a major recognition of Acciona’s technological capability and opens up great business opportunities, working together with the Defense Department to fulfil its objectives in the field of renewable energy sources”, says Ilya Hartmann, CEO of ACCIONA Energy North America.