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DoD IG: Navy Lacks Comprehensive Assessment Guidance for Renewable Energy Projects

solarpowerThe Defense Department inspector general has released a report that indicates the U.S. Navy needs a comprehensive guidance to evaluate cost performance of the service branch’s largescale renewable energy projects.

DoD IG said Thursday it found that Navy personnel failed to release adequate documentation to support the calculations they made in their assessments of three major renewable energy projects within the U.S. Pacific Command‘s area of responsibility, DoD IG said Thursday.

The audited projects are the Solar Multiple Award Contract in Hawaii, Guam Photovoltaic Renewable Energy and West Loch Photovoltaic Power in Hawaii.

The service branch’s current guidance does not have specific procedures for personnel to evaluate such projects, the report noted.

The IG recommended that the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment update  Navy guidance with comprehensive steps and assess the costeffectiveness of renewable energy projects based on those policies.

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