Final Environmental Assessment for a Solar Power System at Davis-Monthan Air Force Tucson, Arizona
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP TUCSON AZ
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The EPAct of 2005 and EO 13423 set an objective for federal agencies to pursue renewable energy sources. Under the EPAct of 2005, federal agencies are directed to ensure that at least half of the required renewable energy consumed in a fiscal year FY comes from new renewable resources and, to the extent feasible, generate renewable energy on agency property for agency use. The EPAct of 2005 goal for renewable energy consumption is 7.5 percent of the total electricity consumed by the federal government in any FY would be generated from renewable resources by 2013. The SPS proposed for Davis-Monthan AFB would be constructed to generate a minimum of 1 megawatt MW of electricity for the Base s use contributing to the Federal Government s EPAct 2005 goal and reducing the cost of electricity that Davis-Monthan AFB currently purchases from the Tucson Electric Power TEP Company.