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The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) program provides a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) contract vehicle for the long-term purchase of energy from Renewable Alternative Energy production facilities that private sector corporations design, finance, construct, operate and maintain on or near Department of Defense installations. The DOD installation then purchases power from these facilities, without acquiring any power generation assets, facilities or services costs.

US map with PPA project locations

Benefits

The PPA MATOC provides an essential contract vehicle that enables DOD installations to meet their Net Zero Energy goals by using renewable energy sources for 25 percent of their total facility needs by 2025. PPA solutions also achieve energy security compliance and decrease energy dependency risks. The PPA program works closely with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) on large scale (10MW or greater) efforts.

Power Purchase Agreement Facts

  • The intent of PPA is to purchase power and not acquire any power generation assets. PPA will focus on renewable alternative energy to include solar, wind, geothermal and biomass projects, but may include alternate energy sources that do not qualify as renewable but offer improvements or benefits in terms of greenhouse gas reductions, reduced energy costs or improved energy security.
  • The geographic scope of PPA projects will be the United States, District of Columbia, U.S. Territories and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
  • The PPA Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) has a 10-year ordering period and a $7 billion total value. The contract provides expertise in biomass, geothermal, solar and wind technologies.
  • Power generation efforts can extend for up to 30 years.
  • Construction of energy generating facilities located on or near DOD installations can reduce the risks to its installations of disruption caused by attacks on or breakdowns of electricity transmission systems.
  • PPA supports the five primary policy drivers for DOD renewable energy and energy security:

1. Section 203 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005

4. Executive Order 15314

2. Executive Order 13423

5. Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007

3. 10 U.S.C. 2911 (e)

 

  • The Huntsville Center’s other energy efforts and experience allow the analysis and sometimes combination of energy initiatives to provide the Army user with efficient and cost effective energy costs or usage reduction options.

MATOC Renewable Energy Awards

List of PPA MATOC awardees

Click here to download the above list as a PDF.

Installation Hotline – Power Purchase Agreement support is available to Army installation energy managers and Directorate of Public Works personnel. Email the PPA team or call 256-895-5246.

(as of July 2014)

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