U.S. Military Awards $5.5 Million Contract for Wind Energy Project in Utah

Wind Energy Project in Utah
Wind turbine Tooele Army Depot

Wind Energy Project in Utah ( Solar Thermal Magazine ) – Juhl Energy, Inc., a provider of Clean Energy Solutions and Community Wind Power, is pleased to announce today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has awarded a .5 million contract to the team of Juhl Energy, Inc. (MN.), Aegis Renewable Energy (VT.), and Icenogle Construction Management Inc. (CA.) for the development, construction and installation of a 1.5 – 2 megawatt wind turbine at the Tooele Army Depot near Salt Lake City, Utah.  Juhl Energy 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. This contract award underscores the US Army’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and enhancing energy security,” stated Corey Juhl, vice president of development for Juhl Energy.

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 co-generation 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 currently in the development stage and is scheduled to break ground sometime 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.

Juhl Energy is an established leader in the renewable energy industry with a focus on competitive, clean energy solutions and community-based wind power development, ownership and management throughout the United States and Canada. Juhl Energy pioneered community-based wind farms, developing the currently accepted financial, operational and legal structure providing local ownership of medium-to-large scale wind farms in rural America. To date, the Company has completed 24 wind farm projects totaling 240 MW and provides operations management and oversight across the portfolio. Juhl Energy services every aspect of wind farm development from full development and ownership, general consultation, construction management and system operations and maintenance. Juhl Energy also provides a broad range of clean energy solutions.

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