Ballard Spahr LLP: U.S. Army Plans To Issue Up to $5 Billion in Renewable Energy Contracts

By Roger D. Stark and Darin Lowder

The U.S. Army has announced plans to solicit and award multiple indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contracts which will be used in awarding Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) task orders for up to an aggregate amount of $5 billion, with individual task orders expected to range from $50 million to $900 million each. The renewable or alternative energy projects, which will be financed, constructed, operated, and maintained by private contractors, are expected to be located on or near Army installations.

After researching the potential applicant pool, the Army plans to announce future solicitations for multiple contracts that will be awarded in 2013 to meet the Army's green energy requirements. We expect that the future solicitations issued by the Army will reflect preferences for providers having the following characteristics:

  • Renewable energy project or technology providers who can deliver a standardized offering at multiple locations
  • Providers who can deliver projects that are largely self-contained, without extensive supply chain or fuel requirements
  • Providers with substantial existing relationships with the Army

For more information on the solicitation, click here.

Ballard Spahr has extensive experience with various forms of renewable energy, tax exempt, and public-private partnership finance structures involving the Army and other branches of the U.S. military as well as related experience in other aspects of renewable energy project development and finance.

If you have any questions on opportunities regarding energy projects with the Army, please contact Roger D. Stark at 202.661.7620 or starkr@ballardspahr.com, or Darin Lowder at 202.661.7631 or lowderd@ballardspahr.com.


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