The project will be located in Redstone Arsenal (RSA), a 38,125 acre facility located in Northern Alabama. The new facility generates steam through incineration of municipal solid waste supplied from the regional area. The system will utilize two mass-burn furnaces with temperatures that exceed 2000 degrees Fahrenheit.
The preferred bidder will finance, design, build, operate, own and maintain the CHP facility.
The Redstone Arsenal project will have a 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Army. The new facility will supply a minimum of 160,000 MWh per year and a maximum of 208,000 MWh of electricity per year and a minimum of 380,000 klbs of steam per year.
CEHNC intends to solicit proposals in support of the Department of the Army's established a goal of securing 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by year 2015 and 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources by year 2025.
Interested parties must submit their proposals on or before 7 January 2015.