Distributed Energy Resources

Department of Defense, General Services Administration Seek Information On Power Supplies

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on Feb. 3 issued a request for information (RFI) to gather market information and capabilities in supplying carbon emissions-free electricity to the federal government.

The DOD is the largest energy user in the federal government and one of the largest electricity purchasers in the world.

The objectives of this RFI are to:

  • Demonstrate the intent to achieve 100 percent carbon emissions-free electricity for federal operations by using a whole-of-government approach;
  • Understand the ability of industry to supply 24x7 hourly matched carbon emissions-free electricity, and gather pricing information based on scale; and
  • Gather information from industry on potential approaches to meeting the targets set by the Federal Sustainability Plan.

The RFI follows President Biden’s signing of the Executive Order on Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability (EO 14057), which directed the federal government to use 100% carbon emissions-free electricity on a net annual basis by 2030, including 50% on a 24/7 (hourly matching) basis.

To access the RFI, please click here.