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Navy Recently Awarded Four Task Orders
August 3, 2009

The Navy recently awarded four task orders totaling $101 million for renewable energy projects at several naval installations through a multiple award contract.

The task orders, awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to Atlantic Contingency Constructors of Norfolk, Va., are for a multiple award contract for the site investigation, design and construction of nine photovoltaic installation projects in the District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, Texas and Virginia.

These photovoltaic projects will generate electric power by converting energy from the sun. Photovoltaic cells will be mounted above existing parking areas and on rooftops to minimize the impact on open space. The cells will provide power to the installation’s electrical distribution grid and will also include real time metering with the ability to report to each installation’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure system.

These projects will also boost the Navy’s progress toward its energy usage reduction goal under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Under this federal mandate, the Navy is required to reduce its energy consumption by non-renewable sources by 30 percent by 2015, as compared to its energy consumption in 2003.

The Department of Defense received $7.4 billion from the ARRA, which will modernize Navy and Marine Corps shore infrastructure, enhance America’s energy independence and sustain a steady and robust maritime force for decades. In order to help put local contractors to work, ARRA funds will be spent as quickly as possible.

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