New Projects, Wind

Defense Department issues $7bn wind power contract

Dominion Virginia Power green supplier EPA Dominion Green Power

The Department of Defense has issued a $7 billion contract for wind power, echoing similar contracts previously issued for geothermal and solar energy.

The contract involves 17 different companies, including Acciona Energy North America Corp., EDF Renewable Energy, Dominion (NYSE: D), Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), Enel Green Power North America and Siemens (NYSE: SI). The contracts share a total estimated value of $7 billion used for power purchase agreement task orders, according to the department. The companies that were chosen will have the ability to bid on the individual orders issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The PPA orders will provide for the purchase of energy from production facilities that are located on private land or on installations under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense, according to the department. The 17 contracts awarded were chosen from 45 bids.

Last month, the department awarded contracts for $7 billion in solar power to 22 different companies, and five contractors were chosen for $7 billion worth of geothermal power projects in June.

For a full list of the awardees, click here.

Read more contracts and projects news