On July 19, the DoD and DoE announced the installation of fuel cell backup power systems at eight military locations. The systems will be installed under a July 2010 MoU signed by the two departments that focused on ways they could assist one another with research, development, and deployment of new energy technologies. The Defense Department will install a total of 18 fuel cell systems across the eight locations. The projects will speed up the deployment of clean energy technology at the Defense Department’s facilities. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and DoE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will work together on the project. The project will be managed by the DoD, while DoE's NREL will gather performance data for the first two years of the five-year demonstration project.