Earlier today, the U.S. Army’s Energy Initiatives Task Force announced that 20 new contractors have been awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (“MATOCs”) for future renewable energy development projects at Department of Defense (“DoD”) installations.  These contract awards by the Army Corps of Engineers are part of the Corps’ $7 billion “Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production for DoD Installations” program, under which DoD hopes to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable, and alternative energy through power purchase agreements.  The 20 new contractors join existing pools of pre-qualified contractors offering solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal technologies.  Contractors in each pool will compete for individual task orders to develop and maintain green energy projects at DoD installations.  The first task order under this program is expected to be issued in the coming months.