Army Energy Initiative -- PPA Standard Contract Update
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Join us on November 20, 2013 for a webinar regarding the development and implementation of the Army's Renewable Energy Services Agreement (RESA), the Army’s vehicle to develop standard power purchase agreement (PPA) contracting. The webinar discussion will include John Lushetsky, the Executive Director of the Army's Energy Initiative Task Force (EITF), Heidi Hansen, Counsel to the EITF, and Bob Eidson, Senior Technical Advisor to the Executive Director. Topics to be addressed will include EITF's objectives in drafting the RESA, and industry comments on the RESA ranging from commercial and structural issues to the effect of certain RESA provisions on project "bankability."
As part of the Obama Administration's Climate Action Plan, 3 GW of renewable energy are to be installed on military installations by 2025. The Army has committed to solicit and award PPA task orders in an aggregate amount of up to $7 billion. Over the past several months, the Army has selected several companies to bid for the multi-award task order contract (the “MATOC”) for renewable and alternative energy that was issued last summer.
These awards encompass proposed solicitations for biomass, wind, geothermal, and solar projects.
To implement the MATOC awards, the EITF has developed the RESA to serve as the Army's "template" document for renewable energy transactions. A new working draft of the RESA is scheduled to be released soon, creating a dialogue opportunity with the renewable energy industry.
We hope you can join us for this informative and important program.
Q & A Submission:
Q & A both on the teleconference and live at the host firm sites, will follow the speakers' presentations. Please email questions to
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Central
10:00 am - 11:30 am Mountain
9:00 am - 10:30 am Pacific
8:00 am - 9:30 am Alaskan
Kimberly E. Diamond, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Roger D. Stark, Stoel Rives LLP
Sarah A.W. Fitts, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Todd Foley, SVP Policy & Government Relations, ACORE
Roger D. Stark, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP
Speakers: John Lushetsky, Executive Director, EITF
Heidi Hansen, Associate Deputy General Counsel in Installations, Civil Works and Environment, Office of the Army General Counsel (OGC)
Bob Eidson, with Booz Allen Hamilton, serves as the Senior Technical Advisor to the Executive Director, EITF