On-Site Distributed Energy Resources

The DoD is committed to increasing on-site, distributed energy generation on military installations for the purpose of ensuring energy resilience and mission assurance. This will be achieved through the pursuit of cost-effective, technology-neutral solutions that meet critical mission requirements across DoD installations.

Process for Requesting Approval for 10 U.S.C. 2922a Renewable Energy Projects

(PDF, 119KB) pdf file

Process for Requesting an Energy Certification

(PDF, 161KB) pdf file

DoD Renewable Energy Authorities

  • Appropriated Funding – MILCON / Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP)
  • Power Purchase Agreements – (40 U.S.C. § 501 / FAR Part 41 Contract)
  • Enhanced Use Leasing – (10 U.S.C. § 2667)
  • Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) – (42 U.S.C. § 8287 / 10 U.S.C. § 2913)
  • Utility Energy Services Contract – (10 U.S.C. § 2913)
  • Special Agreement Authority – (10 U.S.C. § 2922a)

Approval Levels for Renewable Energy Projects


Approval Level

Appropriated Funding

Military Service or in the case of ECIP, OSD and Congressional

Power Purchase Agreements (FAR Part 41 contracts)

Military Service

Enhanced Use Leasing

OSD (for projects that include land with an annual fair market value of $750K+ requires OSD Energy Certification

Energy Savings Performance Contract

Military Service

Energy Service Agreements (ESPCs combined with ESA/PPA)

OSD, OMB review

Utility Energy Service Contract

Military Service

2922a Special Agreement Authority


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