Project Partners

Calibre, Accenture, Terranear, Sargent & Lundy, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, BAI, Jones Lang LaSalle, Scully Capital, Global Associates

Background

The U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI) was established by the Secretary of the Army in September 2011 to serve as the central management office for partnering with U.S. Army installations to implement cost-effective, large-scale renewable energy projects, 10 megawatts or greater, leveraging private sector financing. In 2014, we partnered with the U.S. Army to lead all areas of critical support, including: strategic portfolio planning, project development & finance, technical & environmental, deal structuring and real estate transactions. Our world-class team is improving the Army’s energy security against a growing number of threats through onsite generation projects leveraging solar, wind, biomass, waste-to-energy, storage, and microgrid solutions.

Challenges & Solutions

  • Innovative Energy Technologies - The projects in the OEI portfolio involves the development of innovative energy technology projects that are cutting edge and typically have not been constructed on a commercial scale. We provide expertise in energy markets, utility and power, technology engineering and renewable project development, supporting efforts on hybrid technology solutions, islanding capabilities, storage and microgrids.

  • Shifting Market Dynamics - Shifts in the market posed unique challenges to some of the projects in the OEI portfolio. Our expert team worked with the OEI to respond to the shifts in the market. Awareness of private sector issues related to RE projects. We provide subject matter expertise and project development support, as well as advice on anticipating how the private sector might approach complex deal structures.

  • Complex Energy Projects & Transactions - Understanding complexities related to implementing large-scale commercial transactions on Army installations. We provide knowledge on structuring complex public-private real estate and energy transactions with DoD, DOE and experience with Army stakeholders, including the Realty Governance Board, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, US Army Installation Management Command, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (HQ, Districts) and Installation staffs.

  • Opportunity Assessment - Determining and providing information related to project viability. We develop complex financial modeling and scenario analysis designed to provide information on project viability. We assembled a team of some of the most qualified energy, technology and finance individuals in the country to assist the OEI in assessing and mitigating the potential risks associated with each project.

Summary & Results

OEI assisted the OEI in 250MW of renewable energy projects across 22 projects, supporting over $30 Billion in project economics and financing. Our energy markets, transaction, real estate and financial support and expertise helped build some of the largest renewable energy projects for the military and dramatically increase the Army’s energy security.