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Renewable Energy Projects on Federal Lands: A Practical Guide and Examples
Sponsored by: EPA's RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative
Original Time/Date of Presentation:

August 8, 2013, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, EDT (18:00-20:00 GMT)

Presentation Overview:

This webinar will present a practical guide developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (DOE/FEMP) to help navigate the complexities of developing large renewable energy projects at Federal Facilities and attracting the necessary private capital to complete them. The guide is available for download from the DOE FEMP website.

In addition, two specific areas will be discussed in which renewable energy was sited on Federal sites with historic contamination:

  • The Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR), a property historically used for military training activities, has renewable energy projects — wind, solar and geothermal — installed and in development by multiple organizations within the Department of Defense, the U.S Coast Guard and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The MMR site participated in the first EPA-NREL RE-Powering Feasibility Studies in 2009 and is among the first feasibility study sites to move forward with a renewable energy development project. For more information on that solar study, go to the RE-Powering Feasibility Study webpage or access the report directly.
  • At the DOE Pantex site near Amarillo, Texas, an 11.5 MW wind energy farm is being developed to generate approximately 45 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, meeting more than 60% of the installation’s annual energy needs.


  1. Technical Introduction to the Webinar / Introduction (10 minutes)
    Jean Balent, US EPA
    Adam Klinger, US EPA - RE-Powering America's Land Initiative
  2. Discussion of DOE/FEMP "Developing Renewable Energy Projects Larger than 10 MWs at Federal Facilities" (30 minutes)
    Mr. Boyan Kovacic, U.S. DOE, Federal Energy Management Program
    Ms. Anne Crawley, U.S. DOE, Federal Energy Management Program
  3. Discussion of Massachusetts Military Reservation (30 minutes)
    • Overview of MMR / Wind Turbine Project
      Ms. Rose Forbes, P.E., Project Manager, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, MMR
    • Discussion of Solar Array and Liquid Metal Battery Energy Storage Project
      Captain Shawn Doyle, Acting Deputy Base Civil Engineer, 102nd Civil Engineer Sqadron, Otis ANG Base, MA
    • Discussion of PAVE Phased Array Warning System (PAWS) Wind Turbines
      Mr. Steve Mellin, Support Officer, 6th Space Warning Squadron, Cape Cod Air Force Station, MA
    • Discussion of USCG Geothermal and Solar Projects Ms. Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, Acting Environmental Health and Safety Director, U.S. Coast Guard, Air Station Cape Cod
  4. Discussion of Pantex Site (15 minutes)
    Mr. John Herrera, National Nuclear Security Administration
  5. Discussion / Questions and Answers (35 minutes)
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