About Us

The EITF was established by the Secretary of the Army on September 15, 2011 to serve as the central management office for partnering with Army installations to implement cost-effective, large-scale renewable energy projects, leveraging private sector financing.  The Task Force focuses on renewable and alternative energy production projects that are 10 megawatts or greater, and located on Army installations in the United States.

The EITF’s dedicated technical, business and acquisition resources are being used to implement a streamlined process for renewable energy project development. The EITF’s central role ensures that projects can be evaluated consistently across the Army enterprise, and that needed policies and guidance are quickly established to support development strategies. This approach will reduce project development timelines and result in a high value project pipeline to meet Army energy goals.

The EITF uses a systematic analytical approach to assess renewable energy resource availability and market potential at Army sites. To help streamline the project development cycle, the EITF employs up-front analysis and project validation based on eight major risk assessment factors. The EITF leverages multiple acquisition approaches and partners to execute its projects, which include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Defense Logistics Agency and other organizations.

The EITF is helping the Army meet its renewable energy goal of deploying one gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025.


EITF's Mission and Vision

The mission of the Army EITF is to - Strengthen Army energy security and sustainability by developing a comprehensive capability, and planning and executing a cost-effective portfolio of large-scale renewable energy projects by leveraging private sector financing.

The Army EITF operates with the vision of Securing Army installations with energy that is clean, reliable and affordable.

EITF Leadership

Honorable Katherine Hammack

Honorable Katherine Hammack
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army
Washington, DC


Richard G. Kidd IV

Richard G. Kidd IV
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy & Sustainability)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army Installations, Energy & Environment


Amanda Simpson

Amanda Simpson
Executive Director
Army Energy Initiatives Task Force
Special Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installation, Energy & Environment


EITF Organizational Chart


EITF Collaborative Partners