April 2015 - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EIA), US Forest Service (USFS), Department of Energy (DOE) and General Services Administration (GSA) announced the first federal partnership to purchase solar power through a contract solicitation entitled as the, "Federal Aggregated Solar Procurement Project (FASPP)".
The project will include nine federal sites in San Jose, CA; Menlo Park, CA; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Bruno, CA; Santa Rosa, CA; Carson City, NV; Reno, NV and Mare Island, CA. The initial projects are anticipated to produce up to 5 megawatt (MW) of solar power across the federal facilities.
GSA has agreed to provide contracting and project management support while the DOE's Federal Energy Management Program, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will provide technical expertise and support. This partnership effort goes towards President Obama's order of cutting federal government's greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent and increasing their renewable energy use to 30 percent by 2025.
News Release -
Nation's First Federal Combined Solar Power Purchase Launched by EPA, Forest Service, Energy Department and GSA