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Army seeks proposals for renewable energy project in Utah

TheU.S. Army is looking for a developer to build a renewable energy project onabout 870 acres at the Tooele Army Depot in northern Utah.

Therequest for proposals is aimed at increasing renewable-energy generation on Army-ownedland, in accordance with government mandates. One such requirement calls forthe Army to produce or procure renewable energy equal to a quarter of its totalfacility energy by 2025. At the end of fiscal year 2014, the Army was about 11%of the way to that goal, the U.S. Department of Defense said last year.

TheTooele Army Depot project has to have a capacity of at least 10 MW, the Armysaid. The developer would have to secure a third-party power purchase agreementand would be responsible for making quarterly cash payments to the Army equalto at least the fair market rental value of the lease interest.

TheArmy, which expects to receive the project's renewable energy credits, isoffering a lease of up to 31 years for a solar or hybrid project or up to 21years for a wind facility. A substation owned by is locatedjust outside the installation's fence line. Proposals are due by Sept. 15.