CHELCO announcements & events
CHELCO awarded Eglin AFB contract
On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) announced that CHELCO will own, operate and maintain the entire footprint of the electrical infrastructure on Eglin AFB, to include the substation, transmission and distribution. The privatization of Eglin AFB utility infrastructure was a competitive acquisition, which CHELCO successfully obtained.
“CHELCO is excited to be supporting the infrastructure on Eglin AFB as we have always been very supportive of the military community we serve,” said CHELCO CEO Steve Rhodes. “We are looking forward to working with existing utility companies that already serve the base.”
The contract does not include energy sales, and increases the amount of infrastructure CHELCO maintains by approximately 10 percent. The 50-year contract is valued at more than $360 million. This contract is financially beneficial to the cooperative as CHELCO will be able to allocate some of its costs to the Eglin contract, which in turn reduces expenses and controls costs for members.
“We are very happy to announce the acquisition of this project,” said Matthew Avery, CHELCO VP of engineering. “CHELCO remains committed to providing reliable service to the membership, and obtaining the additional infrastructure will not affect our commitment to serving our current service area.”
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