Stronghold will be eligible to bid on future biomass and wind renewable energy task orders.  The MATOC involves third-party financed renewable energy acquisitions and involves no Army or Department of Defense (DOD) capital, or Military Construction appropriation.  The Army or DOD only purchases the power from contractors who own, operate, or maintain the generating assets.  The MATOC’s total estimated value of $7 billion refers to the total dollar value of energy available for purchase under all Power Purchase Agreement task orders.  With $2.5 billion being reserved for Wind and $1.6 billion being awarded for Biomass.

Effective and sustainable use of energy is a top priority for the DOD and these contracts will support the Army’s achievement of its congressionally mandated energy goal of 25 percent production of energy from renewable sources by 2025, and improving installation energy security and sustainability.