Industry forum to kick off installation energy projects

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The Air Force will host an Energy Enhanced Use Lease Industry Forum Sep. 26-27 to give private industry and community stakeholders an opportunity to learn how Air Force leaders intend to use energy projects, both renewable and conventional, to support the service's missions.

During the two-day forum, which will be held at the Hilton Ontario Airport Hotel in Ontario, Calif., Air Force representatives will discuss the service's energy strategy and highlight potential projects capable of generating renewable energy at Air Force bases throughout the country. They also will unveil details of potential large-scale solar energy and wind energy projects at bases in California, Arizona and New Mexico.

The event also provides the opportunity for attendees, including those from state and local governments, public utilities, real estate developers, equipment manufacturers, private equity firms, lenders and other firms, to provide their input on these projects and help shape the future of the Air Force's energy program.

Renewable energy projects are the latest to be explored through the Air Force's Enhanced Use Lease, or EUL, program, which builds partnerships between the military and private industry by leasing underutilized military assets to private entities for development.

This effort is part of the larger Air Force-wide energy strategy to reduce demand and increase supply of energy resources as well as drive change in Air Force culture when it comes to consuming and conserving energy.

The Energy EUL Industry Forum is open to the general public. For more information about this event and to register, please visit (conference code REN96690). Any additional questions should be directed to the Air Force Real Property Agency's Renewable Energy EUL team at 703-696-5580.

For general information on the Air Force EUL program, please visit