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U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center

Power Purchase Agreement

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) fund renewable energy projects with minimal up-front capital costs incurred.

PPAs are a form of alternative financing using private sector capital for the establishment of renewable energy projects for federal agencies and Department of Defense installations. After project completion, the developer owns, operates and maintains the system for the life of the contract.

The U.S. Army Engineering and Research Center, Huntsville (Huntsville Center) PPA program provides cradle-to-grave acquisition and project management expertise to installations for small scale renewable projects.

Our full line of capabilities include program management, contracting, engineering, legal services and partnerships with external agencies to include National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Typical PPA process:

The program provides assistance to our customers in navigating the complex project approval and award process.

This complex process involves developing requirements and coordination with: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management; Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations Energy & EnvironmentAssistant Secretary of the Army for  Installations, Housing & Partnerships; external stakeholders at land holding commands and other services.

Huntsville Center has established a strategic partnership with the Army Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI) to provide financial, operational, mission and staff support in addition to serving as their acquisition partner for large scale renewable energy projects.

We established a $7 billion multiple award task order contract (MATOC) in 2013 consisting of four renewable technology pools (solar, wind, biomass and geothermal) to streamline the acquisition process for both large and small-scale PPA projects. The MATOC allows us to award contracts for up to 27 years.

Contact the PPA team by calling (256) 895-5246 or send an email.

Learn More

To Learn more about PPA, click here and view our Fact Sheet.