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Pacific Energy Solutions awarded $334.1M solar power contract for Department of Defense, US Navy in Hawaii

Energy project developer, Pacific Energy Solutions (PES), announced that it has entered into a $334.1 million contract with the U.S. Navy to supply approximately 30,400-MWh of solar power annually to the Navy for use by Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force activities in Hawaii.

“The Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy have set aggressive and important goals for the use of clean and renewable sources of energy in support of their defense of the Nation,” said PES’ CEO Don O’Shei.

PES will supply the electricity to the Navy over a 25-year power purchase agreement.

Under terms of the contract, PES will install 68,645 photovoltaic (PV) modules at 14 project sites at military installations on the Island of Oahu. Upon completion, the projects are expected to offset 20,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. The installations will include a utility scale facility on the Waipio Peninsula, which is expected to be the largest solar generation facility in Hawaii.

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