Defense Logistics Agency Energy has launched a comprehensive new webpage to outline its efforts to support carbon pollution-free electricity.
The Web page is one way DLA Energy supports President Joe Biden’s clean energy goals. Additionally, DLA Energy combines its procurement expertise and strong industry partnerships to help military services and whole-of-government partners achieve their climate change goals.
“The Department of Defense has an opportunity to lead the way in the transition to carbon-free electricity,” Undersecretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks said in a DOD press release. “This is not only critical to addressing the threat of climate change, but also to our national security as we work to ensure America’s competitiveness in rapidly changing global energy markets.”
In December, President Biden signed a Executive Decree which sets the federal government’s goal of 100% carbon pollution-free electricity supply by 2030, at least half of which will be clean energy supplied locally to meet demand 24/7 7. The Order underscores the need for a coordinated, whole-of-government approach requiring significant inter-agency collaboration.
Carbon-free electricity, or CFE, refers to electrical energy produced from resources that do not generate carbon emissions. This includes marine energy; solar; wind; hydrokinetics, including tide, swell, current and thermal; geothermal; hydroelectric; nuclear; hydrogen from renewable sources; and the production of electrical energy from fossil resources as long as there is active capture and storage of carbon dioxide emissions meeting the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Since 1998, DLA Energy Installation Energy has provided electricity, renewable energy and energy conservation measures to help military installations and federal agencies meet facility energy needs, reduce carbon footprint and save money. money.
In February, the DLA Energy and General Services Administration issued a information request on carbon-free electricity on sam.gov. The objective was to obtain market intelligence and the capabilities of suppliers and other interested parties to provide carbon pollution-free electricity to the U.S. government in locations with competitive retail electricity markets. .
“The Carbon Pollution Free Electricity Information Request is an example of how DLA Energy is working with the GSA to use our collective scale and power supply to achieve 100% carbon pollution free electricity. by 2030,” said Pam Griffith, facility manager for DLA Energy. “One of the goals of the RFI is to better understand the capabilities, methods and pricing aspects of delivering the scale of clean energy needed. This information will help shape future procurement strategies to be used for the transition of our retail supply contracts.”
More information about DLA Energy’s initiatives is available on its Carbon Pollution-Free Electricity webpage, including fact sheets, a tri-fold brochure, photos and examples of clean energy projects at facilities. soldiers around the world.
Solicitations for carbon pollution-free electricity, including a request for proposal for the micro-reactor pilot program at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, can be found at the website looking for contract opportunities.