The U.S. Army has issued a notice of intent to award (NOIA) to Charlottesville, Va.-based Apex Clean Energy Inc. for a large-scale hybrid wind and solar energy project at Fort Hood, Texas.
Apex's hybrid project will feature 50.6 MW of wind energy from the Cotton Plains Wind energy facility in Floyd County, Texas, and 15 MW of solar on-site at Fort Hood.
Although the NOIA does not constitute a formal contract award, this step moves the project closer to construction and production. If the project moves forward as planned, Tennessee Valley Infrastructure Group will serve as the balance of plant contractor on the wind energy component project, and American Helios will support partner Phoenix Solar on the construction of the solar component of the project.
‘By incorporating low-cost wind energy from the Texas panhandle and solar energy produced on-site, the Army is ensuring that it has attained a consistent, affordable and secure energy resource to power its mission at Fort Hood,’ says Mark Goodwin, president of Apex Clean Energy.