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GSA, DOD Seeking Market Information on Carbon Pollution-Free Electricity

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GSA, DOD Seeking Market Information on Carbon Pollution-Free Electricity

The General Services Administration and the Department of Defense are jointly requesting market information from suppliers of carbon pollution-free electricity.

GSA and the Defense Logistics Agency Energy want to learn whether the industry can support the electricity requirements of President Joe Biden’s December 2021 executive order on driving federal sustainability, according to a request for information posted on SAM .gov.

The executive order outlines Biden’s plans to decarbonize the electricity sector by 2035 and achieve a net-zero emission economy by 2050.

GSA and DLA Energy are also seeking recommendations on what approach should be taken to meet the administration’s clean energy goals.

The agencies are specifically interested in industry’s ability to meet a portion of the federal government’s consumption requirements in some competitive retail markets.

Electricity suppliers were asked to propose approaches specific to the regional transmission organization or independent system operators that they can service.

The RFI also called for information on ways to transition existing retail contracts and price impacts associated with RTOs and ISOs.

The agencies are also seeking recommendations on what approach should be taken to meet the administration’s clean energy goals.

Responses to the RFI are due March 7 while questions regarding the notice are due Feb. 25.

The Department of Energy recently issued a separate RFI for technologies and practices that could help U.S. manufacturers reduce emissions while improving international competitiveness.

The RFI’s areas of interest include energy efficiency, electrification, low-carbon fuels and carbon capture.

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