October 15, 2013
PITTSBURGH, PA – EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc. has been selected to compete for contracts to provide renewable energy to U.S. Army and potentially other Department of Defense facilities. The company has been deemed qualified to develop, finance, design, build and own wind energy plants that will power facilities with a clean, renewable source of domestic power. EverPower Wind Holdings partnered with GE’s wind turbine business and the Tennessee Valley Infrastructure Group (TVIG) to provide a strong team to develop, construct and operate best-in-class wind projects.
The largest single consumer of energy in the world, the Department of Defense is bandated to meet at least 25 percent of its facilities’ energy needs with renewable energy by 2025. In total, the Department of Defense has committed to invest more than $7 billion to deploy three gigawatts of renewable energy in Army, Navy and Air Force installations by 2025, the equivalent of powering 583,000 homes.
“EverPower is pleased to have been chosen to support the Army Corp and the Department of Defense in their efforts to add renewable energy to their energy supply,” said Jim Spencer, EverPower Wind Holdings CEO. “We believe our company; along with our partners, in uniquely qualified to help the Army and DOD achieve their goal of energy security and long-term power savings from locally sited wind turbines.” “Based on our analysis, we believe there are a number of locations where wind turbines can be successfully co-located with Army facilities while maintaining mission critical activities, and we look forward to participating in individual projects,” said Spencer.
“We are proud to be currently building the largest federally-owned wind farm in the USA, and are excited by the possibility of bringing our expertise to DOD and Army renewable projects”, said Peter do Vos, TVIG Chairman and CEO. “TVIG is pleased that our EPC track record of success in building wind farms, coupled with our Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) status, is proving to be of value in the federal and DOD renewable energy market.”
EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh with offices in New York City and Bellefontaine, OH, is a developer, owner and operator of utility grade wind projects. Since its founding in 2002, EverPower has used a unique approach to wind power development by partnering with landowners and communities to establish itself as premier developer, owner, and operator of wind projects in the U.S. To date, EverPower currently has six operational wind facilities with nameplate capacity of approximately 512 MW.