Military has consortium of companies and 7 billion dollar budget—best tech and capacity
Richter 13 (Alexander, Director - Board of Directors, International Geothermal Association (IGA) at International Geothermal Association, January 23rd 2014, "US Army awards geothermal and solar contract", http://thinkgeoenergy.com/archives/17769)
New Generation Power, Inc. has been awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) by the US Army to develop geothermal and solar power generation projects for Department of Defense installations. The Chicago-based small business will join a pool of other qualified geothermal and solar contractors eligible to bid on future individual geothermal and solar technology project task orders from the Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). NGP, along with their consortium members: Eaton Corporation, Martifer Solar USA, Golder Associates, POWER Engineers, Lockheed Martin and Veolia Energy, will combine their expertise and advanced technological capabilities to contribute valuable renewable energy projects for the DoD. “We have an experienced consortium and are well-positioned to respond to future Task Orders. We look forward to working with the US Army Corps of Engineers at Huntsville and the EITF and applaud the DoD for their foresight and commitment to renewable and alternative energy,” said Yeye Zhang, Executive Vice President at NGP. “This award brings NGP and our industry leading team one step closer to our goal of bidding on task orders,” said Beatrice Quach, Capture Manager at NGP. The DoD has allocated $7 billion through the MATOC program for the development of renewable energy projects in four technologies: geothermal, solar, wind and biomass.