Fort Hood Gets Large Scale Renewable Energy Project




Fort Hood, the largest active duty post Armed Services, is now implementing the largest renewable energy project in the Army. when complete, the hybrid solar and wind project will have a capacity of approximately 65 megawatts (MW) of alternating current in total.

This is the Army’s first hybrid renewable energy project, and its largest single renewable energy project to date. Energy purchased from the onsite solar system will be combined with energy from the offsite wind facility. The project is expected to provide $168 million in cost avoidance to the Army over the course of the contract and will be micro-grid capable to enhance energy security.

 

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