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    Thursday, November 06, 2014

    ARMY SEEKS HYBRID WIND-SOLAR POWER

    Fort Hood to build more solar, wind energy projects

    Courtney Griffin, October 29, 2014 (Fort Hood Herald)

    “…[Fort Hood issued] a request for proposals for a large-scale mixed renewable energy project on post…The U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives, Defense Logistics Agency Energy and Fort Hood are partnering on the project, which will combine the purchase of solar panel-produced electricity from an on-site location on the west side of post with an off-site renewable wind energy facility…[Bidders must commit to delivering] a minimum of 230,000 megawatt hours of electricity annually to Fort Hood using renewable energy resources…[at] a fixed price based on market rates…At least 30,000 megawatt hours of electricity would be generated from a 250-acre [on-post] solar photovoltaic generation system and 200,000 megawatt hours of electricity would be generated at the offsite wind facility…Fort Hood consumes about 430,000 megawatt hours of electricity per year, and at minimum 50 percent of post’s power needs would be furnished by renewable energy…Construction on the project is expected to begin in late 2016, and will provide a further degree of energy security on post, especially in the summer months when Texas’s power grid is the most vulnerable…” click here for more

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