Peter Floyd moderated this program sponsored by the TAG Smart Energy Society & The Southeastern Energy Society and hosted in Alston & Bird's Atlanta offices.
In recent years, the Department of Defense (DoD) has launched several initiatives to reduce its fossil fuel use by improving energy efficiency and shifting to renewable energy such as biomass, hydropower, geothermal, wind and solar to meet operational and installation needs.
Nationwide, DoD projects to conserve energy more than doubled from fiscal year 2010 to fiscal year 2012, from 630 to 1,339, according to a recent report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, “Power Surge.” The number of renewable energy projects increased from 454 to 700 during the same period.
William Houser presented an overview of several DoD projects located in Georgia that are related to this effort.
Mr. Houser is Georgia Power Company’s Senior Project Manager for the development and construction of 3 x 30MW Army Solar facilities at Fort Benning, Fort Gordon and Fort Stewart. These projects are scheduled to come on line beginning in Spring, 2016.
March 16, 2015
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