The U.S. Air Force wants feedback on a novel way to manage and procure energy at an installation. Referred to as Energy-as-a-Service, the approach is looking for a single vendor to provide improved energy to mission owners at an Air Force installation.
“With EaaS, the Air Force will leverage the expertise of those whose business is built around energy, allowing us the ability to define when and where we need power to carry out our mission,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure Mark Correll. “Turning to industry to generate world-class thinking around this new approach to installation energy will help ensure the readiness and resilience of our bases.”
The request for information, announced May 15, seeks private sector ideas on how to adopt EaaS at Hanscom Air Force Base outside Boston.
The Air Force previously piloted an EaaS initiative at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma, working with the local electric utility provider under a sole source arrangement. To go ahead with the EaaS procurement at Hanscom, the service is reaching out to industry to explore a competitive single, comprehensive contract to deliver complete energy solutions that the installation’s energy demands.