The Defense Logistics Agency Energy Installation Energy team has received the 2017 Federal Energy and Water Management Contracting Award recognition from the Energy Department during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
DLA said Friday the Energy Installation Energy group landed the award for its service as the contracting agent of the Fort Hood renewable energy program, the first Defense Department hybrid solar and wind renewable energy agreement that covered more than 60,000 solar panels and an estimated 50 megawatts of wind generation.
Pam Griffith, DLA Energy Installation Energy director, said the project effort helped create a contract pathway which can implement such complex energy installation efforts.
“We now have new standards of practice and strategies we can use to expand the supply of renewable energy and improve the energy resilience of our installations,” said Griffith.
The Federal Energy Management Program and Interagency Management Task Force co-sponsored event recognized individuals and organizations that contributed to energy and water efficiency, fleet and transportation management as well as renewable energy implementation efforts.
The report noted that the 27 individuals and teams from federal and DoD organizations that were recognized during the ceremony have contributed to saving an estimated 6.5 trillion British thermal units of energy and 1.1 million gallons of water.