The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has awarded a $5.5 million contract to the team of Juhl Energy Inc., Aegis Renewable Energy and Icenogle Construction Management Inc. for the development, construction and installation of a 1.5 – 2 MW wind turbine at the Tooele Army Depot near Salt Lake City, Juhl Energy announced.
Juhl Energy, which provides clean energy solutions and community wind power, will act in the capacity of the lead design and installation developer and subcontractor.
“We are very excited to be involved with the Tooele Wind Project,” said Corey Juhl, vice president of development for Juhl Energy. “This contract award underscores the U.S. Army’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and enhancing energy security. Like the U.S. armed services, we are seeing several large industrial and commercial energy users that are looking to become more energy independent while saving money at the same time. In most cases, the installation of an on-site renewable energy project such as wind, solar or cogeneration is a great way for a large energy user to lock in the bulk of their energy costs for many years.”
The Tooele Army Depot supports warfighter readiness through superior receipt, storage, issue, demilitarization and renovation of conventional ammunition and the design, manufacture, fielding and maintenance of ammunition peculiar equipment for the Army, Air Force and Navy facilities in the western United States and much of the Pacific Rim.
The Tooele Army Depot Wind Project is in the development stage and is scheduled to break ground in late 2014 or early 2015. When completed, it is expected that the wind project will provide enough energy to power 400 to 500 homes.