Enel Green Power North America is one of the companies that won the exclusive right to take part in tenders of the USA Army to supply energy generated with solar and wind technology.
Enel Green Power North America (EGP-NA) – one of the major operators in the renewable energy sector in the U.S., with plants either in operation or under construction in 21 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces, was one of 22 companies awarded the right to bid for Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) using solar technology, and it was among the 17 companies chosen to bid for wind power contracts.
Last May, the US subsidiary of Enel Green Power was one of the five companies that were awarded the right to compete for geothermal power supply contracts from the U.S. Army.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) recently awarded the first-of-a-kind Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC).
The selected companies will be the only ones to compete for future contracts from the U.S. Army, which expects to invest 7 billion U.S. dollars in the field of renewable energy.
These contracts are part of the Department of Defense’s energy goal of 25 percent production and consumption of energy from renewable sources by 2025.
The MATOC will be used to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable energy through PPAs over a period of approximately 30 years from renewable energy plants that are designed, financed, constructed, operated and maintained by private companies.
A list of preferred bidders will expedite the acquisition process for future projects and will speed up overall development timelines to ensure the best value to both the Army and the private sector.
Worldwide Enel Green Power operates and manages approximately 250 MW of net installed solar capacity. In North America, EGP-NA operates the Stillwater solar plant in Nevada. The plant, with an installed capacity of 26 MW, has been combined with a binary average enthalpy geothermal plant, making it the first geothermal-solar hybrid project of its kind in the world. Last week, the first week of September, the company placed a 2.4 MW plant into service in Vermont next to the Sheldon Springs 27 MW hydroelectric plant, one of 5 hydroelectric plants controlled by EGP-NA in that state.
EGP’s net installed wind capacity amounts to some 5,000 MW, capable of generating over 10 TWh. In North America, EGP-NA operates and manages more than 1,200 MW in installed wind capacity, capable of generating over 3 TWh per year.
Worldwide Enel Green Power has 770 MW of net installed geothermal capacity and produces about 5.5 TWh annually. In North America, the company operates the Stillwater and Salt Wells geothermal plants near Fallon, Nevada for a total of 47 MW. The two plants use one of the most advanced binary average enthalpy technologies currently available. EGP-NA is currently building another 25 MW geothermal plant in Cove Fort, Utah, using the same state-of-the-art technology.