Enel Green Power North America (EGP-NA) has been selected by the U.S. Army, along with 4 other players, to bid for Power Purchase Agreements using geothermal technology.

Boston-Rome, May 9th, 2013 -- Enel Green Power North America (EGP-NA) is among the five companies awarded with the right to bid for Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) using geothermal technology aimed at supplying the U.S. Army. Only those five pre-selected companies will be invited to take part to future bids.

The decision has been taken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, AL, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), that awarded the first of its kind Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC).

The MATOC will be used to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable energy through PPAs over a period of approximately 30 years from renewable energy plants that are designed, financed, constructed, operated and maintained by private companies. A list of preferred bidders will expedite the acquisition process for future projects and will speed up overall development timelines to ensure the best value to both the Army and the private sector.

Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel Green Power commented ”Being a pioneer in geothermal energy production, Enel Green Power is permanently committed to implementing new initiatives to strengthen our role abroad as the world’s undisputed leader in the geothermal energy sector. Being selected by the U.S. Army now is a clear step in that direction. We are excited to have been given the chance to support the U.S. Army’s efforts in achieving their clean energy goals.”

Worldwide Enel Green Power has 770 MW of net installed geothermal capacity and produces about 5.5 TWh annually. In North America the company is operating the Stillwater and Salt Wells Geothermal Projects near Fallon, Nevada. The two plants use one of the most advanced binary cycle technologies with average enthalpy currently available. The Stillwater Geothermal Project was combined with the 26 MW Stillwater Solar Project, making it the world’s first geothermal-solar hybrid project of its kind. At present EGP-NA is constructing another geothermal power plant in the United States that uses this state of the art design – the Cove Fort Geothermal Project in Utah.

These contracts are part of the Department of Defense’s goal of achieving a 25 percent production and consumption of energy from renewable sources by 2025

About Enel Green Power North America Inc.

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (f/k/a Enel North America, Inc.), a subsidiary of Enel Green Power, is a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants in North America with projects operating and under development in 21 US States and 3 Canadian provinces. Enel Green Power North America owns and operates over 90 plants with an installed capacity of more than 1.2 GW powered by renewable hydropower, wind, geothermal, solar and biomass energy.

About Enel Green Power

Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company fully dedicated to the development and management of renewable energy sources at the international level, with operations in Europe and the Americas. The company generated more than 25 billion kWh in 2012 from water, sun, wind and the Earth’s heat - enough to meet the energy needs of  around 10 million households and avoid the emission of over 18 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. Enel Green Power is a world leader in the sector thanks to its well-balanced generation mix, providing generation volumes well over the sector average. The Company has an installed capacity of 8,000 MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass. Currently, EGP has over 700 operational plants in 16 countries in Europe and the Americas.

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