US Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center

Facilities Division - Energy Execution Program

Program Manager: 256-895-2528

Published Oct. 9, 2014
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to a group of 22 qualified solar technology contractors. Solar energy, like the 55,263 square foot solar wall installed on the Defense Logistics Agency’s Eastern Distribution Center in New Cumberland, Pa., was the second of four technologies awarded under the $7 billion Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production for DOD Installations MATOC.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to a group of 22 qualified solar technology contractors. Solar energy, like the 55,263 square foot solar wall installed on the Defense Logistics Agency’s Eastern Distribution Center in New Cumberland, Pa., was the second of four technologies awarded under the $7 billion Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production for DOD Installations MATOC.

3MW generators from the Standby Generator Replacement Project at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.

3MW generators from the Standby Generator Replacement Project at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.

The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville’s Energy Execution Program (EEP) assists Army installations and government agencies in reducing fixed installation costs by reducing energy consumption and achieving energy efficiency savings with the goal of complying with the Net Zero Energy Initiative as outlined by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment. 

Program and Project Management 
Huntsville Center has the expertise and ability to assist installations and customers in developing energy projects with the goals of reduction, repurposing, recycling and recovery of energy sources. In 2010, the EEP supported Installation Management Command (IMCOM) with a $8 million power plant renovation. In 2011, EEP awarded a $2.8 million Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization funded energy efficiency project for IMCOM at Fort Bliss, Texas, and a $3.4 million solar wall project for Defense Logistics Agency at New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. In fiscal year 2012, EEP continued to increase its support to DOD by supporting the Air Force, Air Force Reserve and IMCOM. 

Program Scope 
Huntsville Center has the expertise and ability to assist Army installations and customers in developing energy conservation investment program (ECIP) candidate projects and preparing statutorily required documentation, in addition to planning, programming and constructing the energy project. Huntsville Center helps transition Army and DOD installations toward Net Zero Energy consumption, which means the installations use only as much energy a
s they produce. They are generally categorized as renewable energy (such as solar, geothermal, wind and biomass power) producing projects or energy efficiency projects. Energy savings are accomplished via improving building envelopes, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and window and lighting upgrades.

Supporting U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Projects Worldwide
In FY 12, EEP supported the Savannah District with a $1.7 million solar collector project at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; the Kansas City District with $1.2 million HVAC and central energy plan project at Fort Riley, Kansas; the Omaha District with a $0.86 million energy upgrade project at Fort Carson, Colorado; the Jacksonville District with a $0.8 million street lighting photovoltaic system at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico; and the Charleston District with a $0.7 million lighting project at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. In FY 13, EEP supported the Philadelphia District with a $3.5 million solar wall for DLA Tobyhanna, Omaha District with a $1.3 million geothermal project and Sacramento District with a $1.75 million HVAC project at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. In FY 14, EEP teamed up with the Sacramento District by granting more $40 million in capacity requests for renewable and energy efficiency projects.

Contracts
The EEP manages two Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC). The first is a restricted EEP MATOC that has a pool of six contractors with a $210 million capacity in the continental United States. The second is an unrestricted EEP MATOC with $600 million in capacity and 11 contractors. Both MATOCs focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The national MATOCs are an improved acquisition strategy using standardized contract language to ensure incorporation of industry best practices, thus reducing costs and increasing energy savings.

Best Practices

  • EEP has a proven track record of supporting the customer and geographic district based on the needs of the customer and USACE.
  • EEP uses competition in the process of awarding task orders as well as betterments to shorten the return on investment and maximize energy savings for the government.
  • Use of MATOCs lessens project development costs and allows for faster award of work.  
  • EEP ensures the right sizing of project scopes and Measurement and Verification procedures to maximize return on investment.
(as of October 2014)