The Edwards Air Force Base Photovoltaic & Battery Storage program was among the federal projects selected for a Presidential Federal Sustainability Award, earning recognition in the advancing carbon-free electricity category for innovative work in sustainability and resilience. The landmark project is the largest private–public partnership (P3) within the Department of Defense and reflects the DOD’s commitment to a more resilient clean energy future.

Salas O’Brien provided alternative funding consulting and engineering design support for the project at Edwards Air Force Base in Kern County, California, utilizing a Department of Defense procurement vehicle through an Enhanced Use Lease agreement.

The awards were presented at the White House on June 25. Awardees were selected from a pool of over 140 nominations and represent domestic and international projects spanning 10 federal agencies.

According to the official White House announcement, the Presidential Federal Sustainability Awards recognize federal agencies and employees who have made transformational efforts to advance sustainability and climate resilience and lead by example to deliver on the administration’s goal to slash emissions from federal operations.

Read more about how P3s are driving sustainable transformations for the federal government.