Hawaii missile range seeks renewables including hydro, ocean energy

The U.S. Navy seeks expressions of interest in supply of at least 1.5 MW to the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii from renewable energy sources including hydropower and ocean energy. Responses to participate in an Oct. 29, 2009, forum are due Oct. 9.

The Navy issued a request for information notice, inviting prospective suppliers to take part in the Industry Forum Oct. 29 and possibly Oct. 30. The forum is to identify potential bidders capable of delivering energy projects that could supply the 31,352-acre missile facility, which includes offshore ranges, at Barking Sands, Kauai Island. Eligible renewables sources include hydropower; ocean tidal, wave, current, and thermal power; solar power; wind; biomass; geothermal energy; and municipal solid waste.

The request for information notice and a statement of interest questionnaire may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities’ Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. N6247809SSRFI in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

The statement of interest questionnaire must be returned by Oct. 9 by e-mail to the address below. For information, contact Christine Asuka, N62478 NAVFAC HAWAII, A-E/Construction/FSC, PCO Branch, 400 Marshall Road, Pearl Harbor, HI; (1) 808-474-3382; E-mail: christine.asuka@navy.mil.

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