ACCIONA Shortlisted for U.S. Army Wind Power Projects Under $7 billion Renewable Energy Program

Company was also shortlisted for Army solar energy projects on August 31

CHICAGO--ACCIONA Energy North America has been awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract for wind power (MATOC) by the U.S. Army. With this award, ACCIONA will be one of 17 firms that can compete to provide wind energy to U.S. Army facilities. A total of 45 firms applied. ACCIONA was also recently awarded a contract for solar energy as part of the same program. The Army's MATOC program will issue long-term power purchase contracts valued at $7 billion.

The Department of Defense is the largest single consumer of energy in the world, and it is mandated to meet at least 25% of its facilities' energy needs with renewable energy by 2025. To meet this goal, the Department of Defense has committed to deploy three gigawatts of renewable energy on Army, Navy and Air Force installations by 2025, enough to power 750,000 homes.

After a rigorous application process, the Army named ACCIONA as one of the few firms qualified to develop, finance, design, build, operate, own and maintain wind farms that will power its facilities.

"ACCIONA is well qualified to help the Department of Defense deploy wind and solar power to increase energy security and reduce energy costs," Said Ilya Hartmann, CEO of ACCIONA Energy North America. "The Department of Defense has made one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history, and ACCIONA looks forward to the business opportunities this will create."

ACCIONA Energy is a world leader in the development, construction, operation and maintenance of wind farms with over 20 years of industry experience. The Company has installed 8,600 MW of wind power, over 7,000 MW of which it owns and operates.

In the U.S., ACCIONA operates seven wind farms totaling 628 MW as well as a wind turbine plant located in the state of Iowa and a 64 MW solar thermal plant located in Nevada.

ACCIONA Energy is a global clean energy operator with over 20 years of industry experience and strong presence in five renewable technologies for electricity production. It has installed almost 10,000 MW clean electricity generation, of which it owns 8,476 MW located in fourteen countries. The Company owns and operates 235 wind farms (7,135 MW), 80 hydroelectric plants (912 MW) 6 solar thermal power plants (314 MW), one of the largest photovoltaic plants in the world (46 MWp) and three biomass plants (57 MW). ACCIONA produces wind turbines using proprietary technology , is a developer of proprietary and third party projects and is present throughout the wind energy value chain.

It belongs to the ACCIONA Group , one of the major Spanish corporations , with operations in infrastructure , energy, water and services in more than 30 countries. Its slogan "Pioneers in development and sustainability " reflects its commitment in all its activities contribute to economic growth , social progress and environmental protection , a commitment recognized by its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) and FTSE4Good . ACCIONA is quoted on the Ibex-35 , has a workforce of about 33,000 professionals and achieved sales of 7.016 million euros in 2012 .

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