The US Army Corps of Engineers has pre-qualified a four-company team led by TransGen Energy of Rockville, Md., to bid for solar projects at US military installations throughout the United States and its territories.
The TransGen Energy team was one of 38 entities recently authorized to pursue solar power generation Task Orders under a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC).
TransGen Energy provides petroleum, natural gas, and other energy-related products and services, and it is serving as prime contractor for the TransGen Solar Team. The team will deliver solar projects under power purchase agreements with the US Department of Defense.
Energy services company ConEdison Solutions of Valhalla, NY, will oversee and operate each installed solar facility.
The third partner, Quanta Solar Solutions Distributed Generation of Denver, is an installer of distributed generation solar PV projects across the country. Quanta Solar will install the awarded solar sites.
PS&S Global, a Warren, NJ-based company that develops and manages projects involving alternative and renewable energy, will engineer and develop the projects. Installing renewable energy on military sites has been a prominent feature of US policy for at least a decade, and installations continue to get larger.
The Army Corps had first conducted a MATOC selection process in 2012 for various renewable projects with a heavy focus on solar power generation. Once developed, these assets will provide power under Power Purchase Agreements with the Department of Defense for up to 30 years.