Acciona Energy to develop solar projects for the U.S. Army

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Acciona Energía has been selected by the US Army as a potential contractor for the development of solar energy projects, within the framework of a government program that plans an investment of seven billion dollars in the implementation of renewable energies in military installations.
Through its subsidiary ACCIONA Energy North America (AENA), the company has passed a selection process organized by the Engineering Corps of the US Army and has been approved – together with 21 other companies from a total of over one hundred – to be eligible for future contracts for the supply of solar power to the Army’s facilities and installations.
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 covers the signature of purchase and sale contracts for renewable energy (wind, solar, biomass and geothermal) for up to 30 years with qualified contracts in order to design, finance, construct, operate and maintain electricity generation facilities for supply to the Army.