ACCIONA Energy North America said Sept. 11 that has been awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract for wind power (MATOC) by the U.S. Army.
With this award, ACCIONA will be one of 17 firms that can compete to provide wind energy to Army facilities. A total of 45 firms applied. ACCIONA said it was also recently awarded a contract for solar energy as part of the same program. The Army’s MATOC program will issue long-term power purchase contracts valued at $7bn.
The Department of Defense is the largest single consumer of energy in the world, and it is mandated to meet at least 25% of its facilities’ energy needs with renewable energy by 2025. To meet this goal, the department has committed to deploy 3 GW of renewable energy on Army, Navy and Air Force installations by 2025.
The Army named ACCIONA as one of the few firms qualified to develop, finance, design, build, operate, own and maintain wind farms that will power its facilities.
“ACCIONA is well qualified to help the Department of Defense deploy wind and solar power to increase energy security and reduce energy costs,” said Ilya Hartmann, CEO of ACCIONA Energy North America. “The Department of Defense has made one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history, and ACCIONA looks forward to the business opportunities this will create.”
ACCIONA Energy is a world leader in the development, construction, operation and maintenance of wind farms with over 20 years of industry experience. The company has installed 8,600 MW of wind power, over 7,000 MW of which it owns and operates. In the U.S., ACCIONA operates seven wind farms totaling 628 MW as well as a wind turbine plant located in the state of Iowa and a 64 MW solar thermal plant located in Nevada.
It belongs to the ACCIONA Group, a Spanish corporation, with operations in infrastructure , energy, water and services in more than 30 countries.