Energy Efficiency, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - January 4, 2019
U.S. DoD heads towards 2025 goals
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has reached energy offsets of 30-60% across four U.S. military installations, exceeding a goal of 25% savings by 2025.
In support of the DoD’s Office of Energy Initiative goal to deploy 1 GW of renewable energy on Army installations by 2025 and derive 25% of total energy consumed from renewable energy sources by 2025, the Department worked with Corvias and Onyx Renewable Partners L.P. to post the following achievements:
- 30MW of solar installed as of October 2018, equating to eliminating 92,000 tons of carbon emissions each year
- More than 1,600 military homes received solar panels and more than 17,000 ground-mounted panels were installed
- The largest solar project in Kansas at Fort Riley, offsetting 33% of energy consumption for Fort Riley privatized housing
- Offset 60% of energy consumption in privatized housing at Edwards Air Force Base in California
- Four installations undergoing energy savings initiatives: Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, Edwards Air Force Base in California, Fort Riley in Kansas and Fort Meade, Maryland
"Our partnership with the DoD supports energy security, stabilization, and resiliency at military installations," said Greg Cannito, partnership innovator at Corvias in a statement. "Within our long-term partnerships, we have found ways to save the military money by operating their energy services at lower and predictable rates, and in turn, we are returning that savings to our military customers."
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