Environmental Protection

Navy Awards Contract to Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech, Inc. has been awarded a Comprehensive Long-Term Environmental Action Navy (CLEAN) contract with a value of up to $125 million.

The company will provide program management and technical environmental services in support of environmental programs to the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic. This single-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a one-year base period and four one-year options. The contract type is cost reimbursement plus award fee.

Tetra Tech will provide technical support to the U.S. Department of Defense's Environmental Restoration Program, including U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Base Realignment and Closure efforts. The contract will also include unexploded ordnance support for the Military Munitions Response Program; environmental services for fuel sites; expedited response actions; range sustainment activities; and other environmental programs.

Palm Springs Welcomes Wind Energy Neighbor

U.S. Rep. Mary Bono Mack, Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley, Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet and other elected officials, energy leaders, students, and community partners recently gathered for the opening of Iberdrola Renewables' (formerly PPM Energy) Dillon Wind Power Project in California.

The project consists of 45 wind turbines producing 45 megawatts of renewable energy that will provide enough power for approximately 13,500 homes. The project is located in the wind-rich San Gorgonio Pass area of the Coachella Valley in North Palm Springs.

"The 45 wind turbines on site produce more energy and are more reliable than earlier turbines, generate zero emissions, and make very little noise," said Anders Glader of Iberdrola Renewables.

"Southern California Edison is proud to lead the nation with its renewable energy portfolio," said Stuart Hemphill, Southern California Edison vice president, Renewable and Alternative Power.

Supervisor Marion Ashley stated, "Projects like the Dillon facility will help California meet its goal to generate at least 20 percent of the state's energy from renewable sources. Importantly, the Dillon Wind Power Project also brings numerous local benefits, and over its life will provide Riverside County with more than $12 million in property tax revenues, which will help fund vital county services for our residents. In addition, this project is a job generator and helps stimulate our local economy. For these reasons and more, the Dillon project is one that makes sense."

The Dillon projects employed approximately 120 workers at the peak of construction; the company plans to have five to 10 full-time operations employees.

"Our city and region are known for the wind energy opportunities it offers as evidenced by the more than 2,700 wind turbines currently located in the area," said Mayor Steve Pougnet.

With the completion of construction, the Dillon Wind Power Project impacts less than 2 percent of the 1,500 acres it occupies, preserving much of the natural desert habitat.

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