Corps awards $5.78 million contract for Camp Parks solar energy project

Published Sept. 30, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $5.78 million contract Sept. 28 to Earthworks/Mortenson Joint Venture of Redlake, Minn., for a two-megawatt photovoltaic system at Camp Parks near Dublin.

The project is funded by the Army’s Energy Conservation Incentive Program, which requires a payback on investment that meets specific Army criteria. Approved projects should reduce energy use through the construction of new, high-efficiency energy systems or the improvement and modernization of existing Army-owned energy systems, buildings or facilities for which the Department of the Army pays for the energy.

Once complete, the system will help reduce the amount of power purchased from local utilities and save the installation an estimated $472,243 annually. The system will also help Camp Parks reach their goal of being a Net Zero energy facility by 2020. As part of the Army’s overall effort to conserve natural resources, Net Zero installations will consume only as much energy or water as they produce and eliminate solid waste to landfills.

Earthworks/Mortenson is a Native American-owned business, as recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

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Release no. 13-071