Working toward the Department of Defense’s goal to increase energy security, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, through its Engineering and Support Center, issued August 8 a Multiple-Award Task Order Request for Proposal for $7 million in total contract capacity to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy through power purchase agreements. The $7 million capacity would be expended for the purchase of energy over 30 years or less from renewable energy plants that are constructed and operated by contractors using private sector financing.